Friday, December 22, 2017
Generators for Hams In Puerto Rico
While California battles wildfires, slow recovery from Hurricanes Irma and Maria continues in Puerto Rico. The island's electrical and communications infrastructure was damaged by Irma and then virtually wiped out by Maria. As of mid-December, power had been restored to roughly two-thirds of Puerto Rico, but generators remained in high demand and short supply.
The ARRL Letter reports that the World Wide Radio Operators Foundation (WWROF) is organizing the"KP4 Generator Project," which will raise funds to purchase generators for hams in Puerto Rico. WWROF says it will match the first $5000 in donations. Prominent Puerto Rican amateur Angel Vasquez, WP3R, will coordinate distribution of the generators to amateurs on the island. More information is available at <http://bit.ly/2DnEzBM>, including multiple methods of making donations.