Steve Telsey, N1BDA writes on PART-L:
From: WRRL [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Wednesday, May 14, 2008 12:07 PM
Subject: SPECIAL BULLETIN – ALL RADIO AMATEURS
TO: ALL RADIO AMATEURS
FROM: W7RRL – WORLD RADIO RELAY LEAGUE HQ
DATE/TIME: MAY 14 2008 1600 UTC
SUBJECT: CHINA DISASTER
REFERENCE: MESSAGES BELOW
PLEASE PASS THIS BULLETIN TO ALL RADIO AMATEURS ASAP:
Please do not use 14.270 MHz for the time being. It is being used for relief efforts in China.
——— Forwarded Message ———-
A Magnitude 7.8 earthquake hit Sichuan, China on Monday, May 12, 2008 at 06:28:04 UTC. Casualties and loss unknown up to now. According to Chinese Radio Sports Association, 14.270, 7.050 and 7.060 MHz are reserved for amateur radio emergency service in the rescue.
A group of radio amateurs is now transmitting from Wenchuan, the center of quake. Their signal is reported to be very weak. They tried to keep communication with BY8AA in Chengdu, seeking for all resources needed. During a contact finished a few minutes ago, they were asking for raincoats, water, tents, and outdoor living facilities.
Please spread this message as far as you can and keep the frequencies clear for emergency use. Thank you.
Michael Chen, BD5RV/4