Cuban radio hams prepare for hurricane

September 6th, 2017 by

Radio amateurs in Cuba are monitoring the path of hurricane Irma

A post via IARU Region 2 says:

The Emergency Network of Federación de Radioaficionados de Cuba (FRC), in order to maintain members informed about the possible trajectory of Hurricane ‘Irma’, will systematically update this information where we publish the image of the Path Forecast of this hazardous event.

September is the month with higher frequency of formation of Tropical Cyclones in the area of the Northern Atlantic, the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean. It is also the second most probable month of effects to our country due to Tropical Cyclones, following October, which is the next month that follows it in the calendar.

Joel Carrazana Valdés CO6JC
Sistema Informativo de la FRC

On the Federación de Radioaficionados de Cuba Facebook page Joel CO6JC adds:

We also learned that in the Dominican Republic they are already coordinating with their Emergency Operations Center (COE) and have reported that they will use the 7065 and 3780 kHz frequencies in addition to local repeaters. In Cuba we maintain the frequencies of 7110, 7120, 3720 and 3740 kHz, in addition to the internal frequencies of municipalities and local repeaters.


IARU Region 2