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Amateur radio in Haiti unsafe   James - Saturday, January 23, 2010, 4:27 pm

From the ARRL, some amateur radio operators, installing an emergency site at the Dominican Republic's embassy, were fired upon while in a convoy.

"Within a few hours though, reports via the RCD Facebook page -- confirmed by a long telephone conversation between Hugo Ramón, HI8VRS, and Ramon Santoyo, XE1KK -- reported that the HI8RCD team of eight amateurs were back in the [Dominican Republic] border town of Jimani," Mossop said. "Their convoy, which included other non related Dominicans, was assaulted and one person is reported dead. The radio amateurs are uninjured, but they decided to leave the capital for safety [reasons] and return to the border unescorted. They report the situation as 'extremely unsafe.'"

No good deed goes unpunished.

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