April 17, 2024

This Week in Amateur Radio

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St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Youlou Radio Movement receives more assistance (St. Vincent & the Grenadines)

The Rainbow Radio League/Youlou Radio Movement (RRL/YRM), is now one step closer to developing an island-wide HF emergency communications (Emcoms) network, thanks to another donation of radios and antennas from Barrett Communications, Australia.

The equipment which arrived on February 14, 2023, according to RRL/YRM Director, Donald De Riggs – J88CD, can be viewed as a ‘gift of love’, not only from Barrett, but from all the agencies and government departments that assisted with the transport and clearance of this vital equipment.

Amateur radio, also known as ‘Ham radio’ is both a hobby and service provided by volunteers world over. The equipment is normally powered by a 12 volt DC source which makes this type of equipment ideal in times of natural or man made emergencies. It allows radio operators to communicate locally, regionally and worldwide in the absence of a phone service.

With recent advancements in Ham radio, it is now possible to send emails wirelessly through a programme called WINLINK and CLOVER MAIL, as well as sending/receiving texts via other digital modes like PSK31 and RTTY.

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