Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Volcanic Eruption Prompts Call for Clear Frequencies

Eruption of the La Soufriere volcano on St.
Vincent (United Nations photo)

The ongoing (at press time) eruption of the La Soufriere volcano on the Caribbean island of St. Vincent has prompted a request to keep two HF frequencies clear for volcano-related traffic. 

According to the ARRL, the Caribbean Emergency and Weather Net has been on the air continuously since the eruption began in mid-April, using a combination of linked VHF repeaters and the HF frequencies of 3.815 and 7.188 MHz. The net is asking all amateurs who are not involved with the volcano response to keep these frequencies clear.