A huge thank you goes out to J85K Kumar and the team of cross island Operators for the Service rendered to the region during the passages and aftermath of hurricanes Irma and Maria! We thank you for the emcomm provided for the three week period.
JOB WELL DONE! we thank you.
The Caribbean Emergency and Weather Net has officially stood down from its activation since Hurricane Irma and right through Hurricane Maria.
The net was activated on the 5th of September and has run in extended (24 hours) mode since then till yesterday Saturday 30th September.
The net has handled many messages/traffic in and out of the affected areas.
Banks are open ncba. 9-12,
Scotia 830-1139 & 1st Caribbean 9-12.
Government office. Customs, immigration and road bay port open for relief purposes.
Parliament meets for 2pm
Key agendas a bill for hurricane relief or customs exemption.
Airport small for small crafts and relief planes.
Vist from Dr. Harris prime minister of skb and others
Boric Johnson br. Foreign secetary.
Pleaded commitment for full support of Anguilla for ports schools, airport and electricity
Release supplies Continue coming in via red cross.
800 people or 200 families 4 per family.
Day 1 started about 1200 person.
Government bldg has began clean up and reopening soon.
Clean up in neighborhood so relief can be placed into neighborhood.
And they can offer more control to the villages.
Radio AXA 0600- 1800
The Aruba Amateur Radio Club has a few hams doing Emcomm and H&W traffic on Sint Maarten
The frequencies used are 7.191 MHz Lsb and 14.290 MHz Usb (20m as a backup) The call is PJ7/P43R
The Caribbean Emergency and Weather Net is on 7.188 Lsb from 12:00 UTC till 22:30 UTC with Operators on standby all day.
Some of the NC’s on are J69BB J85K J35X and many others assisting in the effort
The net has regular contact now with
Vp2EIH on Anguilla,
Vp2VFK on Tortola,
FS4WBS on Saint Martin,
possible contact to Saint Maarten via PJ7/P43R or via P43L
The IRLP/EchoLink service between Anguilla (AARC), Antigua (ARC), Saint Lucia (J6 Portbale), Aruba (AARC) has been up, also back on is Sint Maarten via the Aruba Club effort and presence.
This network gives vhf comms across all the nodes.
The Caribbean Emergency and Weather Net is currently running extended sessions.
During the day the net will be on 7.188 MHz Lsb.
In the evening and night it will be on 3.815 MHz Lsb
here are a couple of sites to let others know you are safe
Red Cross: https://safeandwell.communityos.org/zf/safesearch/search
The US state Dept.: https://tfa.state.gov/