Repeaters: 146.700- Mhz | 146.970- Mhz | 443.700+ Mhz | 445.075- Mhz | PL: 100 hz

IARU-R2 request frequencies be kept clear after Haiti’s earthquake


On Tuesday, January 12 at 4:53 PM Haiti time (2153 UTC), a magnitude 7.0 earthquake hit 10 miles (15 kilometers) west of Port-au-Prince, the island nation’s capital. Communications in and out of Haiti have been disrupted.

The ARRL encourages US amateurs to be aware of the emergency operations on the following frequencies: 7.045 and 3.720 MHz (IARU Region 2 nets), 14.265, 7.265 and 3.977 MHz (SATERN nets), and 14.300 MHz (Intercontinental Assistance and Traffic Net); the International Radio Emergency Support Coalition (IRESC) is also active on EchoLink node 278173.

For more information visit the IARU-R2 website and the ARRL website.

For the January 20 Meeting

Don Gifford / WA2EZ will be demonstrating how to build an emergency antenna for 2M. If you plan to build the antenna the list of materials and tools required is here:

  • – 58 inches of 300 ohm TV twin lead wire.
  • – Any length of RG58 coax with one end having a PL259 and the other can be bare/cut. (cut end will be soldered to the antenna).
  • – Zip Ties or String
  • – Solder
  • – Heat Shrink or Black Tape.
  • – 2m SWR meter
  • – Wire Strippers
  • – Lighter
  • – 2m radio
  • – Knife
  • – Soldering Iron or Gun.
  • – Drill with small drill bits.
  • – Desire to have lots of fun

To have an idea of the design, take a look at this PDF File.