PARS in association with Islamabad Jeep Club (IJC) and Pakistan Academy of Family Physicians (PAFP) has started relief activities by providing food, tents and medical support to the northern flood effected areas of Nowshera, Charsadda and central Sargodha districts. The Cellular services are down and so is the landline. Last week the joint team carried out survey in the north and the centre of the country and to its dismay the situation isnâ€™t promising. Restoration of cellular services and Landlines could take months.
In order to address the communication breakage PARS in collaboration with Islamabad Jeep Club has constituted 2 teams. One would cater for the northern cities linking Islamabad with Peshawar, Nowshera and Charsadda. The other would link cities in the centre and would include, Sargodha, Lahore and Faisalabad and Multan.
PARS has already a 2 meter repeater at place and a weak signal whereof can be heard in these areas but would need cross band repeaters to further increase its strength and allow penetration into the remote areas. This would result in effective communication through handhelds rather then reliance on base stations where there is an issue with electricity.
We would therefore request International and National Ham Community to provide us the following equipment, if possible.
- Cross band repeater radios (any brand) 3 (144-430 MHz)
- Coaxial Cable 100 ft x3 with connectors
- Power supplies x 3
- Hi gain dual band antennas x 3
- Handhelds (any brand vhf 2meter) x 5
- The equipment could be new or used but should in workable condition.
Nasir Khan AP2NK (President, PARS)
Add: H# 30 , Street 28 , Shalimar F-6/1 Islamabad
Phone:+92 (0)300 5230052 or +92 (0)51 2273755
Muhammad Khalid Shoaib AP2MKS
Phone:+92 (0)333 5106595
Asadullah Marwat AP2AUM
Phone:+92 (0)300 8529852