Tropical Storm EARL

The text below has been published to following a number of announcements/emails from IARU Region 2 today.


Greg, G0DUB

IARU Region 1 Emergency Communications Coordinator

“Tropical Storm EARL is currently heading across Central America affecting the countries of Honduras, Guatemala, Belize and Mexico. IARU Region 2 has requested that attention is drawn to the following frequencies used by nets in North and Central America to track and deal with the consequences of these severe weather events. Radio Amateurs in Region 2 play their part in gathering and distributing information for the weather and emergency services as they do every year.

Radio Amateurs in Region 1 are reminded it is possible to cause unintentional QRM to these nets so please listen carefully if operating near these frequencies which have alerted due to Tropical Storm EARL:

Mexico: 7.060 & 3.690 MHz

Guatemala: 7.075 MHz

Belize: 7.177MHz

USA Hurricane Watch Net: 14.325 MHz

For the remainder of the Atlantic hurricane season, Radio Amateurs are reminded of the following frequencies which have been notified from previous seasons:

Caribbean Emergency & Weather Nets: 7.162 & 3.815 MHz

Eastern Caribbean Narrow Band Emergency System Net: 7.036 MHz USB(Olivia & MT63) Caribbean Emergency: 14.185 MHz

Republica Dominicana: 7.065 & 3.780 MHz

Cuba: 7.045, 7.080, 7.110, and 3.740 MHz

Central America: 7.090 & 3.750 MHz

Nicaragua: 7.098 MHz

Panama: 7.085 MHz


Maritime Mobile Service Net: 14.300 MHz

Salvation Army Team Emergency Radio Network (SATERN): 14.265 MHz

Other local emergency communications groups may also activate if a hurricane approaches their area and those frequencies would be announced at the time.”