The Emergency Telecommunications Cluster continues to address the expanding need for a country-wide VHF security communications network for the humanitarian community in Haiti… VHF repeater is required to cover the Jimani border area in the Dominican Republic. The ETC Internet access point in Leogane needs to be secured from unauthorized access. The ETC cluster in Haiti is

  • fielding a mission to Jimani on 12 March to install a repeater, which will provide VHF coverage around the operational areas in Jimani and link with Santo Domingo; 
  • fielding a mission to Leogane to assess the electrical capacity at the WFP office where at least three other Agencies are co-located. This mission will also ensure that the wireless network is adequately secured from unauthorized access.

Ham radios: Radio communication has now been established with HH6JH in Haiti, frequencies in use for this disaster are now: 14.300MHz, 14.265MHz, 7.045MHz , 7.265MHz, and 3.977MHz.  The International Radio Emergency Support Coalition (IRESC) is also active on EchoLink node 278173. The following frequencies are in use for earthquake-related traffic and should be kept clear unless you are able to provide requested assistance: 14300 (IATN), 14265 (SATERN); 7045 (IARU Region II) and 3720 (IARU Region II) kHz.  Register missing with Ham Radio Operator

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