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RRI BULLETIN – UPDATE HURRICANE MARIA – CARIBBEAN DISASTER ZONE

posted Sep 24, 2017, 5:44 AM by C. Matthew Curtin
23 September 2017
(231246Z SEP 2017)

BULLETIN – UPDATE
HURRICANE MARIA – CARIBBEAN DISASTER ZONE

Please distribute to all traffic nets and EMCOMM organizations
www.radio-relay.org

As disaster response activities continue within the areas affected by Hurricane Maria, a quantity of outgoing health and welfare message traffic is beginning to emerge from the disaster zone.
It should be noted that the ability to deliver disaster welfare inquiries within the affected areas is extremely limited. The lack of power and local telecommunications, the security situation in some areas and the condition of roads combined with the fact that many individuals are displaced is such that locating specific individuals within the disaster area is very problematic.

As with any disaster, it is best for responding radio operators within the disaster zone to originate outgoing welfare messages. These operators may access any available RRI net or communications circuit to inject this traffic, which will be routed to its destination address for delivery.

Disaster Welfare Inquiries:

On page two of this document, one will find a list of common-denominator voice networks, which may be able to accept disaster welfare inquiries. This list was compiled by Jo Ann Keith (KA5AZK), manager of the 7290 Traffic Network.

Radio Relay International Activation:

RRI networks are operating on schedule and, as always, the RRI Digital Traffic Network operates 24/7/365. These resources remain available for outgoing welfare message traffic. Requests from net managers or EMCOMM coordinators for specialized communications circuits or additional network cycles to support either operational or welfare message traffic should be directed to:

James Wades
Radio Relay International
National Emergency Communications Coordinator
269-650-0215

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TIME FREQUENCY DAYS NAME COVERAGE
0830-0930 7285 M-SAT DAYTIME TEXAS TRAFFIC NET
http://www.daytimetexastrafficnet7285.org/
Wide Area Traffic & H&W
1000-1200
1300-1400
7290
7290
M-SAT
M-FRI
7290 TRAFFIC NET
7290trafficnet.org
Wide Area Traffic & H&W
1100-1200 UTC 7241 DAILY CARIBBEAN MARITIME MOBILE NET
http://users.isp.com/kv4jc/
Caribbean Area Traffic
0655 3940 DAILY FLORIDA PHONE TRAFFIC NET
http://fptn3940.net/
Florida Area
18:30-19:30 3873 DAILY TEXAS TRAFFIC NET
http://www.texastrafficnet.org/
Wide Area Traffic & H&W
2230 UTC 3815 DAILY CARIBBEAN EMERGENCY & WEATHER NET
http://cewn.org/
Caribbean Area H&W Traffic Net
1900 CST 3935 DAILY CENTRAL GULF COAST HURRICANE NET Wide Area Traffic & H&W
14303 & 14300 MARITIME FREQUENCIES Martime Area
1400-2300 UTC 7268
14325
DAILY HURRICANE WATCH NET
https://www.hwn.org/
Gulf Coast Area
LISTEN ONLY
0900-1700 14265 DAILY SATERN NET
hurricane.maria.dominica@gmail.com
Gulf Coast Area & Caribbean
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