radio email for isolated communities
HF/SSB radio email service area includes some of the world's
most significant ecological assets and biological diversity,
including the Coral Triangle and the Heart of
Many traditional communities still live in these areas.
Their close ties with the land, the sea, reefs, streams,
wildlife and cultivation that sustains them has - for
generations - developed environmental knowledge and understanding that
modern science is only beginning to explore. Preserving these
traditional cultures, their knowledge and their heritage is
increasingly identified as a vital resource to protect
the region's environment and it's ability to support human
HF/SSB radio email service provides truly
low-cost and reliable email that can connect remote
communities so they will benefit from selected developments,
and so they can generate income to purchase facilities and
provide lifestyle options to their community. If these
communities can be sustained, then fewer young people will
move to the cities, and that will in turn help the transfer
and retention of traditional knowledge and practices to subsequent
HF/SSB radio email service can be quickly deployed to link isolated communities on
islands, coasts and mountains with:
1. Regional travel
organisers, suppliers and clients.
environment organisations and consultants.
3. Distance education
services to lean new techniques to manage their SMEs.
sustain their families and preserve their communities.
(radio, radio modem and antenna) can be quickly deployed to
immediately address important email communication
requirements, without waiting for land based communication
infrastructure projects, and without the high cost and
technological complexity of commercial satellite systems.
The software to create and read
emails, and control the radio/modem, can be run on a
low-specification (eg: used) notebook. Power for the entire
system can be from a 12v car battery charged by solar panel,
micro-hydro, wind generator, and/or occasional diesel
radio/modem/antenna is in place, it's possible for multiple
separate subscribers - each with a unique email address - to
connect their separate notebooks to send/receive their emails. This
presents numerous opportunities:
Multiple separate community based businesses can share the one
radio/modem/antenna) for their separate business
Sustainable environment, not-for-profit, organisation staff
and volunteers can communicate with regional offices and
international supporters regarding matters relevant to
project management, environmental surveys etc using the same BBRemail
terminal in the
Community members can use the
terminal to undertake
correspondence courses in
subjects such as adventure tourism, accounting health
sciences, and business
skills; to help ensure the financial sustainability and safe
operations of their community based SMEs.
Medical advice and requests for medical assistance or
evacuation can be quickly transferred.
Dependable communication in the event of natural disasters,
or incidents such as a ferry sinking, to summon assistance,
or for the community and its resources to become part of a
co-ordinated response to such incidents.
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PO Box 2234
Bandar Seri Begawan BS8674
Phn: +673 2 262676 Fax: +673 2 262675
Unit G4, 1st Floor, Bangunan Sungai Akar
Jalan Sungai Akar
Bandar Seri Begawan BC3915
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