Emergency nets in volcano disaster relief

| April 24, 2015

Southern Chile’s Calbuco volcano erupted this week for the first time in more than 40 years, forcing the evacuation of an area of some 12 miles around the volcano.

Approximately 5,000 residents have been relocated and ash, which measures nearly seven miles, has been reported from as far away as Argentina.

IARU Region 2 reports that emergency nets are in operation primarily on 7050kHz, with 14250kHz and 3738kHz as alternate frequencies.

They have requested that other users keep those frequencies clear for emergency traffic.

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