The workshop is a key service in CRMF. Through the workshop we preform radio installs, VSAT installs, repair, provide IT services, and modify electronic equipment. We repair equipment brought in by businesses, churches, and local customers.
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“The CRMF workshop repairs electronics and installs radios/solar lights. I have been able to participate in all of that. I volunteer two mornings a week. I have modified audio amplifiers, trouble shot electronics, helped install radios and solar lights, and done whatever odd jobs they require. I am able to learn a lot from all the things I am doing and continue to do.”
“Hi everyone! I’m Joey Redhead and I am the Senior Technician in the Electronics Workshop at CRMF. It’s hard to describe exactly what we do in the Electronics Workshop, as every day is different, the only thing that is guaranteed is that we will be using our skills to help the remote communities and churches of Papua New Guinea.
The Workshop is usually a hive of activity, the main job being done in the workshop itself being repair work. The items being repaired vary greatly, from broken radios which serve as the only connection to the outside world for remote communities, to broken PA systems used by the local Churches to teach about Jesus, to broken solar lamps for use in communities that have no electricity. We even fix the occasional piece of medical equipment, not to mention a whole miscellany of our own equipment which has broken down.
When the workshop is quiet, it either means that it’s coffee break, or everyone is out, working in the field, usually on installations. We install a variety of systems, from radios where there are no communications, to VSAT (satellite internet) for remote organizations who need web access (such as hospitals), to solar systems for places with no access to electricity. Of course there is also our own equipment to keep up to date too.
As the Senior Technician it is my job to make sure that all of our work gets done, that any deadlines are met and that our work is done in order of priority. My most important task however, is looking after the staff in the workshop. Giving them the support that they need, ensuring that they are continually learning and growing and keeping them focused on why we do what we do – to support remote communities and churches, to the glory of God.” ~ Joey
Here are two of our main technicians at CRMF, Deo Mondo and David Feka. They are the ones getting their hands dirty and doing the much of the grunt work around installations and repairs . We are proud to have them on board our team.
So as you can tell the workshop is an exciting part of CRMF’s ministry. Each technician who comes through CRMF is trained and built up to the best of his/her potential.