January 20, 2010 8:27 a.m. EST
When cell phone coverage and Internet failed, some Haitians turned to amateur radio to communicate.
- Amateur radio provides a back-up link between Haiti and the world
- Proponents say radio signals are often the only way to communicate after a disaster
- A Haitian man says amateur radio helped him contact family in the U.S.
- After initial outages, mobile phone service has been returning to Haiti
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