Turkey Earthquake - Update 1

Radio Amateurs in Turkey remain active in the response to the earthquake in Van province on 23rd October. Assistance has been given by TRAC in setting up VHF/UHF networks to relief agencies and some traffic is being carried on the 144 MHz band. Red Crescent, the Ministry of Health, local law enforcement agencies and the local command centre have been served so far.

The need for HF operations is reducing, however there is still a government station which may operate on 7.092 MHz USB. Amateurs are still requested to be careful when operating between 7.092 and 7.095 MHz to avoid interference to ongoing relief operations.