Pakistan Space & Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO) Lahore
Invited to Pakistan Amateur Radio Society (PARS) to contribute at special activity named ‘’World Space Week (WSW) 2015 Astronomy Night & Sky Gazing’’ Dated on 08-Oct-2015
One PARS team Zaheer Ahmad (AP2ZAF), Mohammad Ismail Zahid (AP2MIZ), Tanzeela Nosheen (SWL), Adeel Khalid (AP2DD), Ahmed Afzal Butt, Mustafa H. Malik (HAM), Basit Pilot (SWL), Dawood Adeel (Junior) participate in this activity and gave the awareness about ‘’Amateur Radio’’ at their PARS stall.
Team Leader Mr. Zaheer Ahmad (AP2ZAF) speech about Amateur Radio
(Wireless Communication) to the viewers.
Amateur Radio (ham radio) is a popular hobby and service that brings people, electronics and communication together. People use ham radio to talk across town, around the world, or even into space, all without the Internet or cell phones. It's fun, social, educational, and can be a lifeline during times of need. You can set up a ham radio station anywhere! In a field.
Although Amateur Radio operators get involved for many reasons, they all have in common a basic knowledge of radio technology and operating principles, and pass an examination
Government Of Pakistan (PTA) for the license to operate on radio frequencies known as the "Amateur Radio Bands." These bands are radio frequencies allocated by the Frequency Allocation Board for use by ham radio operators.
Amateur Radio operators come from all walks of life -- doctors, students, kids, politicians, movie stars, missionaries and even your average neighbor next door. They are of all ages, sexes, income levels and nationalities. Whether through Morse Code on an old brass telegraph key, voice communication on a hand-held radio or computerized messages transmitted via satellite, all hams use radio to reach out to the world.
SHUTTLE disaster....STORMS.....FLOODS....FIRE....RESCUE AND MORE!
During most major disasters, local police, fire, rescue, public, and other local radio and telephone systems usually are overloaded, down, or do not have the capabilities to provide the emergency communications needed to save lives and property.Cell phones become un-usable due to severe congestion or damage, electricity and emergency generators for local authorities can be out of service for days or their systems are not designed to communicate over wide areas or with different departments, phone lines are destroyed and in short, most emergency communications can come to a halt!
Ham radio operators are called in to re-establish vital communication links using their own equipment, knowledge, skills and training to provide these most valuable services to the public and our government!
Hams can put together a complete radio station out in the middle of no where far from the nearest power pole. They are capable of transmitting around the world with very modest equipment!
Ham Radio is there to provide primary communications when all else fails!
Practical Communication of VHF and HF has been performed for Students and Visitors at PARS Stall. They enjoyed a lot and team members provide proper technical information.
Certificates were distributed to all PARS team members at the end of this event.