Friday, September 16, 2016

Women hams ride the radio wave in India

They are doing it all, from opening communication lines in tsunami-hit Andamans to encouraging more 'young ladies' to take to amateur radio.

Amateur radio operators, known colloquially as hams, are hobbyists who use radio waves to communicate wirelessly through Morse code, voice or even images with people around the world. Even as modern forms of communication such as mobile phones and the internet have edged out the radio, the tightly-knit global community of ham operators continues to thrive.

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