I just received this message from John Kirckof, KB0UUP, Director at IHS. They need radio ops. Call John at 320-634-4386 if you are interested. Here is good reading on what a trip to Honduras with IHS is like.
I just received an update from IHS board members on some of the shortages for the upcoming mission trips. As an IHS supporter, we are very hopeful that joining us will work for you.
Our important need in February.... We need your help as we are in critical need of radio operators ! We can also use docs, pharmacists, nurses plus 1 or 2 NPs or PAs. This includes RNs, LPNs, Paramedics, EMTs, CNAs, etc. . At this point we do need a few more support people but we are working on that, too.
Note... we are already signing up folks for the February trip now as we have quite a few openings.
Also note... Whether this mission trip works for you or not, do talk with others about our need for ham operators plus medical and support people. That is the best way we have to get new folks to join us and to get financial support.
Thanks for any help you can give in support of the very poor of Honduras.
Mexico's leading amateur radio organization, Mexican Federation of Radioexperimentadores (FMRE), an IARU member organization, has affirmed its continued support of Winlink in a letter from the President of the Federation. Winlink is the primary digital communications delivery system for emergencies within Mexico by amateur radio operators.
There are four HF gateways that form the core of the Mexican-supported Winlink presence in Mexico. There is more about them in a previous article. Read an enlarged image of the letter by clicking on the letter.
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