The Belize Amateur Radio Club (BARC) is actively following the movement of Tropical Storm Earl as it makes its way across the Caribbean Sea towards Belize.
During landfall storms such as Earl may disrupt normal communications by uprooting communication poles, folding over radio towers and damaging antennae used by telecommunication companies. The loss of normal communications makes communities and individuals vulnerable if they are not able to relay critical information.
BARC members are dedicated two-way radio operators (also called Ham Radio Operators) who have trained and are prepared to provide emergency radio communications for our communities should they be called upon.
As Tropical Storm Earl approaches BARC announces that its members will be using the using the frequencies of 7.177 MHz and 147.000 to relay emergency messages within Belize. We will also use internationally allocated ham radio frequencies for external contact where necessary.
Attached below are additional radio frequencies used by other emergency radio organizations to assist in humanitarian relief efforts:
Belize Emergency Frequencies
7.000 MHz Disaster response
144.000 MHz Disaster response
150.750 MHz NEMO Belize Disaster Response
156.800 MHz Maritime Guard band 16
For additional information kindly contact:
Belize Amateur Radio Club