A missionary deep in the jungles of Peru was desperately trying to reach help for 14 children who had been suddenly stricken with an eye disease that rendered them temporarily blind. The International Mission Radio Assn. The missionary and the doctor talked directly about treating the ailing children but, unfortunately, the missionary did not have the necessary medications. And obtaining them would require a week or more. However, an organization in Lima, Peru, that flies medical supplies to missionaries was also tuned into the missionary net. Atmospheric conditions and geography often influence the range and strength of signals on amateur radio frequencies, blocking out some and boosting others. Stack, who has been a member of the radio association for 20 years, relayed the exact location of the missionary compound, and the drugs were airdropped the next day.
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N as the crow flies. Also made connection up in Thunder Bay, Canada — about mi. NE as the crow flies. Using the Tofte repeater.