Archive for May, 2012

Italian Earthquake – update

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

Received from Greg Mossop, G0DUB IARU Region 1 Emergency Communications Co-Ordinator:

Two additional earthquakes have struck Italy this afternoon.

At the moment there are around 15 deaths reported.
Following a request from the Italian Civil Protection department
RNRE have immediately sent one Mobile Unit with 5 radioamateurs
to the area and two more units are ready to go when requested.
The HF frequency 7060kHz is in use by IQ1HQ (headquarter RNRE)
and IQ0TK. ( Civil Protection Department in Rome). VHF links are
currently on 145.200MHz.

Italian Earthquake

Monday, May 21st, 2012

Received from Greg Mossop, G0DUB IARU Region 1 Emergency Communications Co-Ordinator:

 

Italian Radio Amateurs respond to Emilia Romagna region Earthquake

At 0200UTC 20th May 2012 an earthquake of magnitude 6.0 struck the Emilia Romagna region of Northern Italy. At the time of writing this report six people are known to have died in the quake with 50 injured. A number of strong aftershocks continue to affect the area.

The Italian Civil Protection authorities are putting a response structure into place capable of dealing with >1000 people. The voluntary group RNRE ( Raggruppamento Nazionale Radiocomunicazioni Emergenza ) report that communications in the area are currently good but due to the continuing seismic activity have been requested to make one or two mobile units available to respond if needed until late Monday evening.

No HF frequencies are in use at this time.