Amateur radio Nepal emergency comms

| May 1, 2015

The situation in Nepal, hit by a 7.8-magnitude earthquake last weekend, seems to be getting worse as time passes.

Many people are still buried in collapsed buildings and caught in rubble from landslides, and there are fears that the death toll will continue to rise.

Amateur radio has been active throughout the emergency and many relief teams who travelled to the area from India, Turkey, China and many other countries have radio amateurs as part of their teams.

Nets have been established on HF to support Nepal.

Operators have been involved in passing health and welfare messages for families, and sending SSTV images to assist the relief effort.

The IARU is collating information, and posts frequent updates on the IARU Region 1 website, which is also shared directly with RSGB and linked to our Twitter feed.

The RSGB via the Region 1 AROS has been working with the relevant authorities to monitor and remove DQRM on the frequencies being used for this emergency.

Whilst the emergency frequency of 14.300MHz has now been closed, all amateurs are asked to give priority to any emergency traffic.

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