ARRL East Bay Section

New Zealand emergency communications frequencies

Posted by ks6m on February 23rd, 2011

Arnie Coro, CO2KK, International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) Region II Area C Emergency Coordinator, advises users of the 40 and 20 meters bands to “be aware of possible (earthquake) emergency communications traffic taking place in and around the affected areas of New Zealand’s South Island, where Christchurch is located.”

According to Warren Harris, ZL2AJ, of Hastings, NZ, designated EmComm frequencies used by AREC NZ on HF for the Christchurch Earthquake are:

3.900 MHz USB
5.320 MHz USB
7.100 MHz USB

John Rabold KS6M
Section Emergency Coordinator, East Bay Section
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