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Emergency Communication Radio

The Pilot Project “Emergency Communication Radio”, also called DIY Radio, is a project that aimed at testing the possibility to create a DIY radio using existing equipment easily available in a normal store or supermarket. The underlying ideas is to see if, in case of emergency, it is possible to create and build a transmitter to be used to provide important information to the local population. 

DIY radio - building a radio out of an MP3 reader

On 2012 Internews started a pilot project in the MENA region to attempt to see whether it was possible to create some sort of DIY radio using existing equipment easily available in a normal store or supermarket. The underlying ideas was to see if, in case of emergency, it is possible for people to create and build by themselves a transmitter to be used to provide important information to the local population.

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