Amateur radio in Tonga emergency

| January 28, 2022

Many radio amateurs have expressed concern over the situation in the Kingdom of Tonga after the eruption of the volcano.

The IARU Region 3 representative says that amateur radio in Tonga is difficult as there are currently no HF operators and few transceivers in storage.

An emergency communication network may be set up in the amateur radio service in the future.

Operators have been asked to keep the IARU Region 3 emergency frequencies clear.

They are 3.600MHz, 7.110MHz, 14.300MHz, 18.160MHz and 21.360MHz.

Amateurs may maintain a watch on those frequencies, at least when propagation is open to that region.

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