Philippines hams provide disaster communications

| November 22, 2013

Nearly two weeks after Typhoon Haiyan hit the Central Philippines in one of the worst natural disasters in modern history, survivors are slowly getting food, water, medical attention and supplies, along with shelter, communication, and electrical power. Now, the Philippine Amateur Radio Association is hoping that requests for emergency communication gear will provide the means for their Ham Emergency Radio Operations network – known as HERO – to enhance its presence and efforts, especially in less-populated and harder-to-reach areas. Hams in the Philippines are using 7.095, 7.119 and 7.151MHz for emergency operations, and it is hoped that contesters and other amateurs will avoid these frequencies in deference to emergency traffic.

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