Pakistan flood disaster update
Pakistan flood disaster update
The Pakistan Amateur Radio Society (PARS) reports that emergency communications support for ham radio amateurs have been extended in the past week to three more villages.
PARS emergency communications organiser Asad Marwat AP2AUM said food and non-food items have been provided to around 1,000 families in the Charsadda and Nowshera areas.
He said that a medical camp was also established which treated almost 700 patients mainly suffering from Skin and Gastro diseases.
The United Nations estimates 20 million have been affected across Pakistan by the flood disaster and 1600 lives lost.
Asad AP2AUM said that the area is not covered under the 2-metre repeater footprint so communications have been restriction to simplex operation within the group.
He said that about 30 hams are providing help to those who have fled the flooded areas.
Additionally hand-held radios and cross band repeaters and antennas have been offered from Turkey. Once they arrive, said Asad AP2AUM, the relief operation can be successfully expanded into Inner Punjab Province.
PARS continues working in collaboration with Islamabad Jeep Club members with their 4WD sport utility vehicles delivering essential relief supplies, with medical help being provided by the Pakistan Academy of Family Physicians.
Jim Linton VK3PC
IARU R3 Disaster Communications Committee
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US DEPT OF STATE: Text “FLOOD” to 27722 from your mobile phone to give $10 to the Pakistan Relief Fund.
IRESC Turkiye is operating...for PAKISTAN
For the orginal text...and the pictures you can check the next link too....
After the request of Pakistan / PARS ...
Together with the cargo to be sent by plane, by the Turkish Ministry of Health, the following material will be dispatched and eventually delivered in the field to Murat Çoklar, the Communications Operator for National Medical Rescue Team (UMKE) and IRESC ( International Radio Emergency Support Coalition ) Turkiye UMKE Coordinator in Pakistan, under the sponsorship of National Medical Rescue Team ECOMM Volunteers, RF Communications, Rixos Group and SML Construction. They will then be setup in the field by IRESC Pakistan /PARS authorities Asad Marwat and Khalid Shoaib:
1 VHF Repeater VX-R 9000 (Repetear cavities boxed)
19 Yaesu Vertex VX 160 EV
1 MFJ Antenna Tuner
1 HF (Diamond BB7 like) vertical HF antenna
1 Fishing rod vertical HF antenna
Various guy wires and cords
2 VHF antennas
1 roll of RG 213 coaxial cable
50 various connectors
2 sets of 18 meters portable aluminum antenna masts
Cable holders / organizers of various sizes
Our search for sponsors for the next load to be sent next week still continues
Urcun CANEL / TA0U
International Radio Emergency Support Coalition
IRESC Turkey President
facebook: IRESC Turkiye
Pakistan Floods/Crisis Camp Silicon Valley
We need your technical assistance in developing the following Amateur Radio to Internet interface project.
"Develop technology to allow HAM radio generated information to be directly posted to Twitter, Facebook, or as an RSS feed to output information in a flexible data format (e.g., 'Tweak the Tweet' model) to provide digital machine-parsable information for direct input into information dissemination tools, such as Ushahidi and Sahana maps, Facebook posts and other tools under development."
See the Ham to Digital project home to find out where you fit in to this project.
Radio Relay to Packet Gateway
Tonite at Crisis Camp Silicon Valley we had a brief discussion regarding the amateur radio relay network currently deployed in the affected flood regions. The main recommendation the group will be making is to use packet radio gateways in order to get relayed traffic forwarded to pakreport.org and other services.
Pakistan votes 75% against the United States in the UN.
Receives $6,721,000 annually in US Foreign Aid.
I'll pony up when the Saudis, Kuwait, Qatar,UAE and all the other oil rich Islamic countries start matching US generosity. I send money to aid others all the time but I start with my friends first.
UN vote by country.
Egypt, after voting 79% of the time against the United States, still receives $2 billion annually in US Foreign Aid.
Jordan votes 71% against the United States And receives $192,814,000 annually in US Foreign Aid.
Kuwait votes against the United States 67% of the time
Qatar votes against the United States 67% of the time
Morocco votes against the United States 70% of the time
United Arab Emirates votes against the U. S. 70% of the time.
Jordan votes against the United States 71% of the time.
Tunisia votes against the United States 71% of the time.
Saudi Arabia votes against the United States 73% of the time.
Yemen votes against the United States 74% of the time.
Algeria votes against the United States 74% of the time.
Oman votes against the United States 74% of the time.
Sudan votes against the United States 75% of the time.
Libya votes against the United States 76% of the time.
Egypt votes against the United States 79% of the time.
Lebanon votes against the United States 80% of the time.
India votes against the United States 81% of the time.
Syria votes against the United States 84% of the time.
Mauritania votes against the United States 87% of the time.
1- Radio amateurs are distinguished persons.
2- Radio amateurs keep their word.
3- Radio amateurs are reliable persons.
4- Radio amateurs favor novelty.
5- Radio amateurs are humanist and helpful.
6- Radio amateurs are realistic persons.
7- Radio amateurs are for peace.
8-Radio amateurs are liked, loved and appreciated by their environment.
and... we musnt fporget that for Radio amateurs...ther is nod difference of...
we must be humanist and helpful....
I had my ECOMM education on different area on different religion and diffenert language...and colours...
and I am the President of IRESC Turkiye ( International Radio Emergency Support Coalition )
The votes are not for us !
73! de TA0U
President of IRESC Turkiye
IRESC Pakistan Press Release
IRESC PRESS RELEASE
August 31, 2010
Dear Media Organization or whom it may concern:
I Salvatore C. Torres wish to inform the Media Organization of the International Radio Emergency Support Coalition present emergency activities:
The Government of Pakistan agency known as the "PTA "(Pakistan Telecommunications Authority) has officially recognized the “International Radio Emergency Support Coalition” (IRESC) and the Pakistan Amateur Radio Society known as PARS for the Pakistan Flood Relief.
Both Organizations are major ham operators in the world performing emergency ECOMM and other search and rescue operations presently in Pakistan.
In the PTA letter it states that IRESC and PARS are working together through the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA).
That IRESC be issued a “: Non Objection Certificate “to perform their operations. This is an honor for IRESC and it is rare for the PTA to issue such a certificate to a ham organization. It does recognize that ham operators play a vital role in emergencies.
We take pride and honor in performing our skills and duties as “Amateur Operators” for IRESC and try to set the example and high standards for the amateur community.
The Pakistan IRESC operations are in part because of ham operators like the below stated:
Carl E.Caracol W2WRX, IRESC President
Salvatore C.Torres W0SCT, IRESC Senior VP/Director of Presidents
M. Urcun CANEL TA0U, IRESC President of Turkey and his Team and Representatives,
Devulapalli “Bharathi” Prasad VU2RBI, IRESC President of India and National Institute of Amateur Radio (one of the founder members of NIAR and Chief Coordinator) since 1980
Douglas B. Patterson VE7XAT, IRESC President of Canada
Khalid Shoaib AP2MKS, IRESC President of Pakistan
Syed Asim Hussain AP2SAH, IRESC Coordinator of Pakistan
All IRESC Net Controllers Stations and persons from the 38 countries.
Salvatore C. Torres W0SCT
IRESC Senior Vice President/Director of Presidents /PR