I know that there are a few hams that read my blog (and that many of you are Lutherans). If you are a ham and you know some other hams, you might pass this info around. This lists some of the frequencies hams are using in response to the tsunami. The request has been made to keep off these frequencies. That does not mean we cannot monitor them, however. If we can even hear 20m open this time of year. Anyway, there is also a website where you can monitor the audio of the ham radio operators. Cool, huh?
One of the major reasons for amateur radio's existence is exactly for situations like the tsunami. As one person put it, 11 September, 2001 was amateur radio's finest hour. I'm sure the untold story of ham radio and the tsunami will eventually be told and it will be just as fascinating.
Keep your HT's handy and charged. You'll never know when you'll need them.