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Subject: [Karlnet] Indonesian Relief Effort
From: John Tully <tully@mikrotik.com>
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Date: Mon, 03 Jan 2005 15:06:43 +0200
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To:      All members of the wireless networking community
From:    MikroTik
Subject: Relief efforts for Tsunami and Earthquake victims in Indonesia
Date:    January 3rd, 2005

On Thursday of last week Valens Riyadi, an Indonesian associate and reseller of MikroTik equipment, joined the relief effort for the Tsunami victims and traveled to Banda Aceh to assist in setting up an emergency Internet system for the relief effort in Aceh, Indonesia. The group is called the Aceh Media Center and can be found on the web at: http://www.acehmediacenter.or.id/ This group is composed of the Indonesian ISP association along with a number of other supporting institutions.

In the past, Valens has been key to building ISP systems and has organized seminars for Mikrotik. Support of his efforts will be an effective use of donations.

As the situation there is fluid and communications are difficult, this information may be old already. Here is the current information we have: Valens Riyadi is in Banda Aceh with a team of engineers now preparing an initial wireless backbone to connect local relief offices to an Internet satellite link that will:

1. connect victims of the Tsunami
2. connect directly to the Prime Minster's relief coordinators in Jakarta
3. connect the various Indonesian relief efforts locally in Banda Aceh
4. connect the NGO relief efforts
5. connect the press core

MikroTik has contributed a six point 5GHz backbone system, as well as hotspot routers -- these are
currently on the ground in Indonesia.

The following is an appeal for supplies and donations for the relief effort. Please work directly with Aceh
Media Center if you wish to contribute.

Please see this link for the full text:


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