Japan Earthquake 8.9 and Tsunami! Prayers for all people in Japan, God bless them!! - (Clik the photo and thumbnails to enlarge)
Both ICOM, Kenwood and Vertex Standard have issued statements concerning the affect of the earthquake on their factories.
It appears Icom’s facilities at Osaka and Wakayama are in the south of the country and Kenwood’s primary office facilities in Yokohama and Hachioji are to the south and west of the quake’s epicentre. Kenwood’s primary manufacturing facility is located in Malaysia. The production of Yaesu Amateur Radio equipment at Vertex Standard’s factory in Fukushima, Japan, has been temporarily halted due to earthquake damage. It is understood the factory is just 60km from the quake-stricken nuclear reactors ! – See the Link below
Link to: Icom Inc. and the Recent Devastating Japanese Earthquake – ENG
Link to: Kenwood Updates Current Status of Company Operations in JP – ENG
Link to: Download the Vertex Standard Message from the CEO/President ENG
Of course all radioamateurs will keeps the people of Japan in their thoughts and prayers during this time of extreme disaster. - Sad times for Japan, especially folks living near Sendai. The disaster area is in the north east, where the Tsunami hit the coastline and also the earthquake was closest to the epicenter. In the most affected Northern Japan, main highways remain closed, strictly available for emergency aid vehicles.
Terremoto in Giappone 8.9 e Tsunami! Naturalmente tutti i radioamatori non mancheranno di tenere il popolo giapponese nei loro pensieri e nelle preghiere in questo momento di disastro estremo. Tempi tristi per tutto il Giappone, soprattutto per la gente che vive vicino a Sendai. La zona del disastro si trova a nord est, dove lo tsunami ha colpito lungo la costa ed il terremoto è stato più violento essendo più vicina all’epicentro.
JARL – The Japan Amateur Radio League, Inc. – Emergency traffic.
【重要なお知らせ】 JARLでは、東北地方太平洋沖地震に際し、JA7RL/7 ほかRL局において、 主に7.030MHz SSBにより非常通信のワッチを実施しています。非常通信用周波数をクリーンな状態に保てるようにご協力をお願いします。!
click the Google picture to links: Alarm and warning, Person Finder japan Earthquake, Disaster message board, Shelter information, Donation to the Japanese RED CROSS SOSIETY (in JPY via Google Crisis Response)
Lista delle frequenze HF per il traffico di emergenza utilizzate in Giappone