Friday, April 29, 2016

Hams in Ecuador Help After Quake

Ham radio operators in Ecuador played a large role in relaying emergency traffic and health-and-welfare
Earthquake damage in Ecuador
(Courtesy IARU Region II website)

messages after the country was struck by a huge earthquake – measuring 7.8 on the Richter Scale – in mid-April. The quake caused massive damage and is blamed for several hundred deaths. According to various news sources, emergency communications were being conducted both on 40 meters and on the nation's interlinked 2-meter repeater network, which is also connected to Echolink to provide worldwide coverage.