Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Hams in Bosnia and Herzegovina Respond After Earthquake

An earthquake measuring 5.7 on the Richter scale rocked Bosnia and Herzegovina on April 22, resulting in one fatality, many injuries and considerable property damage. Southgate Amateur Radio News reports that the nation's ham radio emergency network was activated within 5 minutes after the quake, which was felt as far away as Croatia, Serbia and Montenegro.

Following established emergency plans, three teams were mobilized and established a network on VHF repeaters, along with a digital link to the capital of Sarajevo and HF nets on 80 and 40-meter voice and digital modes. The networks were planning to remain active until the risk of aftershocks had passed.