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== Amateur Radio Operations ==
== Amateur Radio Operations ==
Revision as of 09:37, 14 January 2010
The 2010 Haiti earthquake was a magnitude 7.0 Mw earthquake centered approximately 10 miles (16 km) from Port-au-Prince, Haiti at 4:53:09 p.m. local time (21:53:09 UTC) on Tuesday 12 January 2010. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6.2 miles (10.0 km). The United States Geological Survey recorded a series of aftershocks, ten of them above magnitude 5.0, including ones measuring 5.9 and 5.5.
This page will serve as a collection point for radio communications data related to the quake.
US Military and Coast Guard
The COTHEN network is active with US Coast Guard assets passing US Citizen injury reports and damage estimates for Haiti. All frequencies in USB and assets use ALE for call connections. 9025 (HF-GCS) has been noted with ALE traffic
MIAMI - Coast Guard officials in Miami have mobilized cutters and aircraft to positions in close proximity to Haiti to render humanitarian assistance as needed.
Deployed to the area are:
.The crew of a C-130 Hercules fixed-wing aircraft from Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater, Fla. .The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Valiant, a 210-foot reliance class cutter homeported in Miami. .The crew of the Coast Guard Cutters Forward, a 270-foot medium endurance cutters homeported in Portsmouth, Va. .The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma, a 270-foot medium endurance cutter homeported in Portsmouth, N.H. .The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Mohawk, a 270-foot medium endurance cutter homeported in Key West, Fla.
Additional Coast Guard assets patrolling the area have been alerted of the situation and stand by to render assistance as needed.
The Coast Guard is also using their standard HF frequencies for operations as well:
Callsigns: CamsLant/Camslant Chesapeake= Communications Master Station-Atlantic- Chesapeake Virginia
CamsPac/CamsPac Point Reyes-Communications Master Station-Pacific, Point Reyes, CA.
5696 8983 11201
Callsigns: Service Center= US Customs National Law Enforcement Communications Center -- Technical Service Center and COTHEN Remote Transmitter, Orlando, FL.
CamsLant Chesapeake CamsPac Point Reyes
5732.0 5909.5 6709.0 7527.0 8912.0 9034.0 10242.0 11196.0 11494.0 12222.0 13907.0 14582.0 15867.0 18584.0 20890.0 20662.0 23214.0 25530.0
CANFORCE Canadian Armed Forces
Canada is sending a reconnaissance team to Haiti to assess the needs from the major earthquake as government agencies and private citizens tried Wednesday to reach Canadians known to be in the devastated country. Foreign Affairs Minister Lawrence Cannon said the reconnaissance team will provide guidance for the deployment of Canada's Disaster Assistance Response Team, or DART, a military quick-reaction force for humanitarian aid. A C-17 transport plane and two Griffon-type search-and-rescue helicopters are standing by to help with relief efforts in Haiti following the destructive quake that hit Tuesday afternoon. It's not immediately clear when the aircraft will depart from Canada. "More equipment is to be deployed based on the needs assessment," Cannon said in Ottawa.
5717- Halifax & Trenton Military 6754- Halifax Military 9007-Halifax & Trenton Military 11232- Trenton Military
MIAMI - U.S. Southern Command will deploy a team of 30 people to Haiti to support U.S. relief efforts in the aftermath of yesterday's devastating earthquake.
The team, which includes U.S. military engineers, operational planners, and a command and control group and communication specialists, will arrive in Haiti today on two C-130 Hercules aircraft. The team will work with U.S. Embassy personnel as well as Haitian, United Nations and international officials to assess the situation and facilitate follow on U.S. military support.
11205 11436 15025 (possibly)
11205.0 USB has been active working assets transitioning the area. Callsign SMASHER and SHARK-97, SHARK-98 and others. --Blantonl 08:37, 14 January 2010 (CST)
Amateur Radio Operations
International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) Region II Area C Emergency Coordinator Arnie Coro, CO2KK requested that the following frequencies be kept clear for emergency traffic related to the quake.
7045 kHz 3720 kHz
SATERN Nets are active on these frequencies:
14.265 MHz Primary Daytime. 7265 and 3977.7 KHz evening and night
The Maritime Mobile Service Network maintained its net and directly coordinated traffic in and out of the affected area. Phone patches were also arranged and moved off to nearby frequencies.
14300 kHz Primary 14313 kHz Phone Patches
The Global ALE High Frequency Network (HFN) is on alert and ready to communicate using the following frequencies:
HFN net (text/internet/sounding/calling)
3596.0 USB 7102.0 USB 10145.5 USB 14109.0 USB 18106.0 USB 21096.0 USB 24926.0 USB 28146.0 USB
HFL net (emcomm/voice/calling)
3791.0 USB 7185.5 USB 14346.0 USB 18117.5 USB 21437.5 USB 24932.0 USB 28312.5 USB
Local Haiti Operations
USCG Herc-20 passed the following info to USCG District 7 during a phone patch through DHS Service Center
127.0 VHF AM used for all UN Aircraft operating in the vicinity of Haiti 124.5 VHF AM is Port au Prince Temporary tower frequency
Live Radio Communications Streams
RadioReference Live Audio Feeds related to the Haiti earthquake are located here:
In addition, W2LIE.net is streaming SATURN traffic from NY. Current radio is TS-450 with a Cushcraft R-7.
Listen on the "/Special" Feed http://www.w2lie.net
EchoLink VOIP Stream: http://live.wx5fwd.net/