Mission Reach Out, located in the bush country of Haiti between
Leogane and Ci-Ara, feeds approximately 4000 people per day on-site and
via a food distribution program to (currently) 13 villages. Expansion
of the village feeding program is underway.
Neither electric power nor telephone lines have ever served this
area. There are two types of communications available to Mission Reach
Out: Runners and amateur radio. They use both.
On-site electric power for amateur radio is supplied via 4 deep-
discharge, lead-acid batteries. Battery charging is supplied via a 25-
year old, donated, two cylinder diesel generator which provides 110
volts at 60 Hertz. Solar cells are too expensive for Mission Reach Out
to afford despite the glorious sunshine that is available daily.
Charcoal is the on-site cooking fuel since the embargo and the only
available fuel ever for the village-feeding program.
Mission Reach Out depends on its donated Kenwood TS-150 and 3-
element beam to communicate with the 70-member church in the United
States which founded the mission in 1981. It also depends on the TS-
150 to communicate with other missions around Haiti on an 80 meter net.
If the TS-150 goes out, they only have runners.
MISSION REACH OUT NEEDS: 1) AN ALL-BAND, HF TRANSCEIVER TO BACK UP
THE TS-150. 2) TWO METER BASE STATION AND TWO METER PORTABLES TO
ASSIST WITH THE VILLAGE FOOD DISTRIBUTION PROGRAM. SOLAR PANELS WOULD
BE TOO MUCH TO EXPECT, BUT THEY CERTAINLY WOULD BE WELCOMED.
Equipment donations will be tax deductible. Please contact me if
you have any equipment you would like to donate. Don't limit your
offers just to what's listed above. Your imagination would be helpful.
For more information and instructions on the handling of donations