Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Gary Wise (W4EEY), who writes:
YouTube recommended a video titled, “Short Wave”. Of course I had to watch.
It looks like it might be student film. It recounts the 1973 Military Coup in Chile with a ham radio operator reporting from Santiago.
Takes me back to my college days. Worth a look:
Click here to watch on YouTube.
Chile is one of the most seismically-active countries in the world. The ONEMI (Oficina Nacional de Emergencia del Ministerio del Interior)–Chile’s emergency management office–recently added a a new tool to Earthquake kits Chilean families keep at hand.
It’s a foldable, flat-packed, solar-powered cardboard FM radio called the ONEMI Radio. It has a very simple design and interface: a volume control and tuning button that auto-tunes local FM stations.
It’s a cheap, portable and efficient solution that can enable Chilean emergency management to communicate advice during state of emergencies. Clever!
Check out the following video:
Click here to view on YouTube.