How Portable Radio Transceivers Are Saving Lives
UPD: as of July 17th, 10:15 am we achieved the goal and raised the amount of money needed. Thank you for your support!
You can still support by donation to the Charity foundation of Serhiy Prytula
My friend with whom we studied together at university is needing 20 portable radio transceivers (or in short, radios = aka walkie-talkie) for communication for their military unit at the battlefield. Total cost USD 16,930. As of July 13th, 9 pm USD 3,385 has been raised (20% of the needed amount).
You can support by donation directly via PayPal: firstname.lastname@example.org
I don't know exactly what to write in order to get it on the radios in a short period of time. But I know for sure that when you donate for the portable radio transceivers to Nadiia, you will donate to a radio operator who will squeeze the absolute maximum out of them and do everything to make them bring maximum benefit. Below is her story (can see the original post on Facebook in Ukrainian).
|Nadiia, a radiooperator at the battlefield|
I didn't think I could do that.
That on the first day of arrival "to look closely at the place for the new military base" you can first get under the shooting, which immediately follows by the mortar, then sleep for 15 seconds at a time for three days, resting your head on the bulletproof vest, and then for a long time shake out the holy Ukrainian soil from your pockets, shoes, turnstiles, underwear.
That I can support a combat of a hefty unit and not panic. That I can receive and transmit for many hours without sleep, fix equipment on the go, come up with non-standard solutions, memorize large masses of information, receive and transmit through lenses completely in dust, with red eyes, through tears.
For the first time, I heard the officer's voice at the station, shouting that they were being fired at by their own people [due to the confusion]. The officer, who, thanks to the radios, prevented further the firing, told me "thank you" at via the transceiver.
For the first time, I heard the voice of an officer, always cheerful, one of the most experienced, who hoarsely whispered "I'm heavy 300" (i.e. heavily wounded) and then I was able to convey his location. While he was being evacuated, I sobbed like an animal, sobbed, received [the communication] and passed on.
For the first time, I heard from the radio transceiver "the condition of the rest is unknown." And when, after the command "withdraw, we lost the rest," one of the "rest" came out to me so quietly that I barely heard the transmission, I thought I was going to fly off, and jumped into the trench shouting "alive, alive!"
With the "rest", the portable radio transceivers battery run out. And I don't have spare batteries for them. A portable radio transceiver, which we did not have enough units for the whole group. Radios that helped to burn and destroy the enemy, because the enemy did not know how to use it.
Now I know who I am and why I am here.
I work for life.
You asked a lot about what I needed before I left to the war. I didn't ask for anything for myself, I have everything. But in order to work for a living, I need - no, I NEED - complete, compatible portable radio transceivers for my unit.
We are currently stocking up on as many radio stations as they last.
If you suddenly have/know where to get some of the following:
1. Batteries for Motorola 3441e - 15 pcs
2. Car batteries for portable radio transceivers "Lybid" (Motorola) (the best: https://rozetka.com.ua/ua/326969740/p326969740/) - 10 pieces
3. Charging bases for Motorola DP4400/4800 – 10 pcs
4. Adapters PL-259 (UHF) female to N-type male and to BNC-male
Ideally, we also need:
1. Headsets with laryngophones for Motorola DP4400/4800 and Motorola 3441/e
2. Portable radio transceivers Motorola 4400/4800/4401/4400e/4801/4800e VHF (VHF), any compatible with Motorola DP series
3. Motorola DM4600/4601/4600e VHF car radios – 2 pcs.
4. Hytera HP602/605 radios/any compatible VHF (VHF) series with AES 256 support – 10 pcs + 2 programming cables
5. Mounts for motorola 4600/4600e (Remote Control Head Mount Kit, cable at least 5 m)
6. Chargers for car batteries (such as: https://voltmarket.ua/zaryadnye-ustroistva/rucelf/r1220smartlifepo4?fbclid=IwAR3jUM0_5cUWMSzrS3a_HLVuGAPVk1Cp922-PQj4UeJyyvXi-LeUa--VBM4) - at least 3 pcs.
7. Side plugs for Motorola 4400/4800 (protect the contacts with which the transceivers when it is connected to a computer or headset)
8. Clips for Motorola DP 4400/4800 - the old ones loosen, the radios fall out of them and get lost - 15 pcs.
15 batteries for DP4400/4800 have already been collected and bought by the wonderful Anna Vdovykovska ❤️
Now I will be given my own military unit, which I can prepare and provide with everything they need.
We really, really need your help and support 🙏
Radio transceiver is a life.