China earthquake – update
A day after a strong earthquake hit southwest China’s Sichuan province, the death toll stood at least 156, with many more injured and without homes.
Fan Bin BA1RB reported that it was a 7.0 magnitude quake in Ya’an city, Sichuan province with its epicentre near Lushan County.
The Sichuan amateur radio association took immediate action withBD8DX and BD8AAA leading a team heading to the disaster area providing emergency communication services.
A request is made to keep the HF frequencies of 3855kHz, 7050kHz and 14270kHz clear for disaster traffic.QQ
For more information go to http://www.southgatearc.org
As of 0415 PDT, 1115 UTC April 21,2013 HF frequencies remain in use. Nearly 200 dead and 7,000 injured..