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The latest on em comms for anyone interested.
Several emergency nets are currently active as Hurricane Maria heads for Caribbean islands and a major earthquake strikes Mexico. The following nets are active as of 20 Sept 2017 UTC, based on information from ARRL and other sources:
Mexican earthquake response:
* FMRE National Emergency Net – 7.060 MHz
Hurricane Maria response:
* Caribbean Emergency Weather Net – 3.815 & 7.188 MHz
* FEMA 60-Meter Interoperability Nets – 5.331 MHz (voice) & 5.346.5 MHz (digital) – FEMA IS A PRIMARY USER OF 60 METERS. AMATEURS MAY NOT CAUSE INTERFERENCE TO AND MUST ACCEPT INTERFERENCE FROM FEMA OPERATIONS.
* Hurricane Watch Net – 7.268 & 14.325 MHz
* SATERN SSB Net – 14.265 MHz (handling only OUTBOUND health & welfare messages)
PLEASE KEEP THESE FREQUENCIES CLEAR FOR EARTHQUAKE/HURRICANE-RELATED TRAFFIC.
In addition, the ARRL says W1AW has suspended bulletin transmissions and visitor operations in order to monitor the various emergency nets and provide assistance as needed.