BELLEVUE, WA — Icom America is donating marine radio equipment to be used during the pilot filming of "Missionary Wars," a potential reality television program being produced by the creative team of Captain William E. Simpson and Rob Underhill. The show will feature the stories of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) working with people in the Republic of Kiribati. Icom radios will provide critical communications across Kiribati's unique island geography in the central Pacific Ocean.
"Missionary Wars" will be filmed on location at the extremely remote tropical atolls and islands in Kiribati. The show will follow medical NGO teams as they face daily environmental and logistical obstacles in a desperate effort to save lives. "Missionary Wars" will also highlight the unique culture and the struggles of the Kiribati people, who are suffering from a range of serious and potentially fatal medical and dental problems.
Marine products being donated for the humanitarian efforts of "Missionary Wars" include an Icom SSB radiotelephone and antenna tuner. The equipment is easy to use, simple to install and will provide long-distance communication on the Kiribati islands.
Icom also offers a range of other marine radios including VHF handheld and fixed mount radios, AIS and versatile marine navigation system options. Radios are factory-certified and meet MIL-STD 810 military specifications. Many of Icom's latest marine electronics feature a shared intuitive user interface design, active noise cancelling, DSC and GPS capabilities, Float 'N Flash technology and an IPX7 Submersible rating.
About Icom America
Icom America is a two-way radio solutions provider for amateur, avionics, land mobile, marine and wide-band receiver industries. The company offers wide range of portable, mobile and base station/repeater radio options as well as fully customizable communications systems. Icom has pioneered cutting-edge technology such as ultra-narrowband compliant IDAS™ (based on the NXDN™ common air interface) and D-STAR digital mode for amateur radio. www.icomamerica.com
About William E. Simpson
William E. Simpson II is a U.S. Merchant Marine Officer with decades of boating and expedition sailing experience. In early 2013, Capt. Simpson appeared on National Geographic's hit TV show DoomsDay Preppers (Season-2 'A Fortress At Sea') and received the highest score ever given for disaster preparedness and survival, earning the title of 'Best Prepper’. He holds a U.S.C.G. 500-ton captain’s license for commercial-inspected passenger vessels and he is also a commercial airplane and helicopter pilot. Capt. Simpson is also an accomplished writer covering disaster preparedness. His work has been featured and republished via numerous magazines and websites and he has been a featured guest on various disaster preparedness radio talk shows. www.WilliameSimpson.com
About Rob Underhill
Rob Underhill has over ten years production experience directing and producing feature films, TV pilots, commercials and more. Featured on NPR shows, ‘The State Of Things’ with Frank Stasio and ‘The Story’ with Dick Gordon, Rob’s work is subject in newspapers, radio, TV-news and more across the US. His films have screened at over 100 film festivals across the globe, and he's received over 50 awards including for Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay. In 2013, Carolina STYLE Magazine selected Rob as one of 25 Most Stylish People Influencing positive change in the Carolinas. www.robunderhill.wix.com/index