Radioamateur without Frontiers
Bolivia Project 2015 – Phase V
Final report by Antonio Gonzalez EA5RM
Santa Maria 248m ASL 15º 14’ 13,42” S – 66º 52’ 34,7” W
Installation radio HF Vertex Standard VX-1700, serial number 814Q230222 , anti insects box , broadband antenna folded dipole, solar panel 55W , charge regulator, 100Ah Gel Battery and low energy lamp.
San Jose de Yaranda 254m ASL 15° 16′ 45,77″ S – 66° 50′ 50″ W
Antenna, radio and solar system check. Radio cases opening and disinsectisation operation. Antenna connector change.
Cosincho 263m ASL 15º 21’ 44,25” S – 66º 49’ 30,92” W
Antenna, radio and solar system check. Radio cases opening and disinsectisation operation. Installation low energy lamp.
Radio was full of cockroaches excrements and it has a problem with encoder. We should to send it to Tech Service after the new anti insects box will be installed. Battery is also at the end of his life.
Mision Fatima 293m ASL 15º 27’ 17,4” S – 66º 44’ 41” W
Antenna and radio test. Antenna reparation , 600 Ohm case broken. Solar system optimization. Anti insects box installation
Iñañare 261m ASL 15º 25’ 50,3” S – 66º 43’ 36,7” W
Installation radio HF Vertex Standard VX-1700, serial number 814Q230221 , broadband antenna folded dipole, solar panel 55W , charge regulator, 100Ah Gel Battery and low energy lamp.
Emey 263m ASL 15º 28’ 44” S – 66º 39’ 29,7” W
Antenna, radio and solar system check. Radio cases opening and disinsectisation operation. Low energy lamp change.
Dunuy 268m ASL 15º 29’ 31,8” S – 66º 37’ 51,8” W
Antenna, radio and solar system check. Radio cases opening and disinsectisation operation. Solar panel installation. Two or three full sun days are needed for battery restauration.
Catumare 288m ASL 15º 30’ 53,1” S – 66º 38’ 57,2” W
Antenna, radio and solar system check. Radio cases opening and disinsectisation operation. Low energy lamp installation.
San Ignacio de Moxos
Centro Multifuncional La Pascana
Antenna and HF radio test. Installation VHF net composed by 25 watts radio, ground plane antenna and 4 handies Luthor LT-11.
VHF radio and switched 15 amp power supply donated by Canary Is. Police to Solidaridad Medica NGO.
2 anti insects boxes donated by por Antonio Gonzalez
Donated materials by Radioamateurs Without Frontiers NGO and Solidaridad Medica France:
2 Radio Vertex Standard VX-1700
2 Broadband HF antennas
2 Solar panel 55 w
2 Charge regulators 5 Amp.
2 Gel batteries 100Ah
1 VHF antenna Comet GP1
2 VHF handies Luthor LT-11
6 led low energy lamps
Looking to Bolivia Project 2016 phase VI , I want to do the recomendations listed below:
– Mision Fatima. I left two spare low energy lamps to use if needed.
– Cosincho. Radio must to go to Tech Service and we need to find financial support to change battery and charge regulator.
– Dunuy. We need to find financial support for charge regulator and battery change. Dunuy and Cosincho batteries were installed on 2009 so they are close to their life end.
– Anti insects boxes It is imperative to install anti insects in all radio we have on duty in Maniqui river so I strongly recommend to find finacial support for anti insects boxes to protect radios installed in Dunuy, Cosincho, Catumare, Emey, San Jose de Yaranda and Iñañare, also in all radio we will install in the future. Anti insect box and hardware needed to pass antenna cable through the box is around 300 pesos bolivianos each one.
San Ignacio de Moxos, Bolivia, September 15th 2015
Antonio Gonzalez Guillen
Radioamateur Without Frontiers and
Solidaridad Medica NGO Volunteer
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