ARRL East Bay Section

China Earthquake – Hams Asked To Keep 7.050MHz 7.060MHz & 14.270MHz Clear

Posted by k6jeb on May 14th, 2008

Amateurs in China are asking that 7.050MHz 7.060MHz and 14.270MHz be kept clear as an emergency frequency in the wake of the devastating May 12th earthquake there. Please remember that even if you cannot hear a station on the frequency, you might interfere with reception of transmissions by a station within range of both your signals and theirs.

Michael Chen, BD5RV, reports in a post on

“that a group of radio amateurs is now transmitting from Wenchuan, the center of quake. Its signal is reported to be very weak. They tried to keep communication with BY8AA in Chengdu, seeking for all resources needed. During a contact finished a few minutes ago, they were asking for raincoats, water, tents, and outdoor living facilities.”

Michael also asked that this request be forwarded as widely as possible.