and Tobago Amateur Radio Society (TTARS) is a non-profit, non-commercial, educational organization
incorporated by Act of Parliament.
of TTARS are technically competent, trained, and assessed individuals who have been licensed by the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
(GORTT) through the Telecommunications Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (TATT) to use specific ranges of radio frequencies
for experimentation in wireless electronic telecommunications.
have been issued internationally recognized callsigns and are often called HAM Operators, or simply HAMs.
individuals have a strong altruistic side. They know that their hobby has the
capability of proving emergency communications, thereby assisting others who are in need.
radio should not be confused with broadcasting or domestic radio, citizens band (CB) and commercial radio. In a calibre all its own, Amateur Radio uses many different frequency bands as well as state of the art
technology and techniques for radio communication.
GROUP of TTARS is comprised of keen members who have volunteered their services and who are committed to respond in times
Trinidad and Tobago Amateur Radio Society
(TTARS) was founded in the year 1951 and incorporated by Act of Parliament in the year 1981.
TTARS is the Member Society for Trinidad and Tobago
to the International Amateur Radio Union Region 2 and is affiliated to the Radio Society of Great Britain.
do can become quite complex but it is very easy to understand. It has been proven
consistently and repeatedly in the past, when communications systems fail due to a wide area or localized national disaster,
amateur radio works right away, all the time. As a main communication task force
we provide communication when the normal lines such as cell phones, land lines, and other Commercial two way radio systems
become overloaded or fail completely.
principal reasons why amateur radio works when others communications systems fail during natural disasters are that amateur
radio is not infrastructure-dependent and it is not centralized.