Neelam Valley, Pakistan (January 25, 2006)–Jampro Antennas/RF Systems, a Sacramento, CA-based manufacturer with deep relationships in the region of Pakistan devastated by the recent earthquake, responded to a call for help from the Pakistani government by donating an FM antenna to Volunteer Radio Service, the organization coordinating the project.
Although relief measures for the massive earthquake that hit Pakistan in October are well underway, the mountainous terrain and catastrophic devastation have sorely impeded progress. The desperate need for communication with the affected areas is underscored by the Pakistani government’s appeal for volunteers to fabricate an FM radio station that can reach survivors with valuable information.
The FM radio station’s major role will be news reporting to trigger public participation in the rescue and relief operations. The station will pool resources with other FM stations to provide live reports from the devastated areas. It will serve as a crucial source to those seeking information about safety activities, missing people and families, medical aid areas, food supplies, and weather forecasts. It will additionally facilitate coordination among the earthquake aid/relief teams, NGOs, and most importantly to give encouragement and hope to those that survived the disaster.
Jampro Antennas/RF Systems, Inc.