Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by 4L5A, Nov 13, 2016.
God Bless our brothers, sisters and their families. Our prayers are with you!
sorry to hear about the earthquake in zl land from the peopli in ireland ei7ip
Tsunami center (Tsunami.com) reporting there was minimal to no tsunami thankfully. Of course local reports are needed to confirm this.
While initial warnings were for 3-4 m local reports have been all in the 0-2m range with no property damages as yet, this does not include the sparsely populated Chatham Islands about 400 miles off the East Coast where no reporting appears on line.
Hang in there KIWI =============
It can be tough keeping 14.300 clear in an emergency under normal conditions. Hopefully an earthquake and Tsunami never coincide with a contest weekend.
14.300 MHz was not used in this event. I don't know where that idea came from. I suspect that a ZL checked in to the marine net and that somehow morphed into "14.300 is being used for the earthquake". Trying to use 20m within NZ makes no sense at all.
Here's NZART's latest newsletter. http://www.nzart.org.nz/assets/infoline/2016/NZART-HQ-Infoline-Issue-347.pdf
There was no official amateur radio involvement. Help was offered by AREC (NZ equivalent to ARES) but not required because normal communications were operating or restored quickly. There was some good work by some individual operators. It was all on a VHF repeater.