Wednesday, August 21, 2013

YASME Foundation Supporting Ham Radio in Ethiopia

The YASME Foundation is providing a second grant to help support ham radio in Ethiopia. According to the ARRL Letter, the foundation initially provided a grant two years ago - soon after amateur radio became legal in the country again - to pay the license exam fees for up to 25 members of the Ethiopian Amateur Radio Society. Many of those members did pass the test, but the country's radio regulations require you to show that you own an amateur radio station before a license will be issued. This second grant will go toward the purchase of transceivers for three EARS members, which will then allow them to become licensed and get on the air. The YASME Foundation promotes amateur radio in developing countries as part of its overall programs.