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    Posted November 12, 2012 by
    São Paulo, Brazil

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    First brazilian ham group in Kiribati

    Kiribati, whose capital is Tarawa, is recognized internationally for two important facts. The first was the great battle of Tarawa - where thousands of Japanese / American lives were lost in the U.S. containment to the advancement of Japan in the South Pacific. On the other hand, according to surveys, Kiribati is the first country to disappear from the map by the increase of ocean water due to global warming.
    In this context, a group of Brazilian hams, duly authorized by the Government of Kiribati, had the opportunity to make an expedition to the nation's capital - Tarawa, with the goal of providing radio amateurs around the world the possibility of contact with a place so distant and remote.
    Loading all equipment and antennas, with encouragement just hams from around the world and some companies linked to the hobby, with no financial goal, the group landed at Tarawa in mid-October and was able to develop an excellent job, totaling more than 40,000 contacts with worldwide.
    This achievement was recognized by the country's president, Mr. Anote Tong, who received part of the group of hams Brazilians for an interview in his office.
    When everyone turned their eyes to the growing technology, where the internet is the flavor of the month, this hobby, which is also used in emergency situations, it may be the only form of communication in remote places, as is the case.
    More information can be obtained on the official website of the expedition - http://www.mdxc.org/t30py
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