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GAREC 2010 IARU Region 2 EmComm Update. Earthquakes January 2009, Costa Rica, 6.1 May 2009, Honduras, 7.3 January 2010, Haiti, 7.0 and 5.9 February-March.

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1 GAREC 2010 IARU Region 2 EmComm Update

2 Earthquakes January 2009, Costa Rica, 6.1 May 2009, Honduras, 7.3 January 2010, Haiti, 7.0 and 5.9 February-March 2010, Chile, 8.8, 6.6, and 6.7 April 2010, US/Mexican Border, 7.2

3 Earthquakes Power outages Internet outages Telephone systems down or overloaded Health and Welfare Coordinate delivery of supplies

4 Earthquakes International Response Central US Earthquake Consortium and the 2011 National Earthquake Functional Exercise Better coordination among Amateur Radio groups Publication of net information

5 Hurricanes AtlanticPacific Storms1123 Named Storms920 Major Hurricanes35 Fatalities Hurricane Season

6 AtlanticPacific Storms1612 Named Storms147 Major Hurricanes52 Fatalities Hurricanes 2010 Hurricane Season

7 Hurricanes Significant Amateur Radio Involvement – Bill (2009) – Alex – Mexico and Southern Texas – Igor – Bermuda and Canadian Maritimes (worst storm to hit New Foundland in 100 years) – Karl - Mexico – Earl – Puerto Rico, USVI, Eastern US, Maritimes of Canada

8 Net operations – 80 and 40 meters, regional nets – 20 meters, WX4NHC – VOIP – Echolink, D- Star, and VOIP Weather Net Mutual Assistance ERILS ARRL HQ Emergency Response Team Hurricanes

9 Current ARRL EmComm Activities Emergency Communications Advisory Council Updated training EC-001 and EC-016 Memoranda of Understanding updates Continue work with public safety sector ERILS Look into academic partnerships Conduct formal study of Amateur Radio and SKYWARN

10 The Amateur Radio Emergency Service 75 th Anniversary Founded 1935 as ARRL Emergency Corps Four phases – ARRL Emergency Corps, War Emergency Radio Service, Amateur Radio Emergency Corps, Amateur Radio Emergency Service Approximately 20,000 volunteers Internationally recognized model Beyond 75, what is the next phase?

11 Contact Information Mike Corey, W5MPC Emergency Preparedness and Response Manager American Radio Relay League 225 Main St. Newington, CT USA


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