Tropical Storm Release



August 2, 2016
For: Immediate Release

The Belize Amateur Radio Club (BARC) is actively following the
movement of Tropical Storm Earl as it makes its way across the
Caribbean Sea towards Belize.
During landfall storms such as Earl may disrupt normal communications
by uprooting communication poles, folding over radio towers and
damaging antennae used by telecommunication companies. The loss of
normal communications makes communities and individuals vulnerable if
they are not able to relay critical information.
BARC members are dedicated two-way radio operators (also called Ham
Radio Operators) who have trained and are prepared to provide
emergency radio communications for our communities should they be
called upon.
As Tropical Storm Earl approaches BARC announces that its members will
be using the using the frequencies of 7.177 MHz and 147.000 to relay
emergency messages within Belize. We will also use internationally
allocated ham radio frequencies for external contact where necessary.
Attached below are additional radio frequencies used by other
emergency radio organizations to assist in humanitarian relief efforts:
Belize Emergency Frequencies
7.000 MHz Disaster response
144.000 MHz Disaster response
150.750 MHz NEMO Belize Disaster Response
156.800 MHz Maritime Guard band 16

Worldwide Emergency Frequencies and Websites
3.815 MHz Caribbean Emergency & Weather Net
14.265 MHz Salvation Army Network
14.325 MHz Hurricane Watch Net

For additional information kindly contact:
Emil Rodriguez
Belize Amateur Radio Club
Tel: 601-6282


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