Monday, September 26, 2011

Disaster-hit planners revisit forgotten HAM radios

Shillong, Sep 26 (IANS) The 6.8-magnitude earthquake that shattered the hill state of Sikkim has woken up planners in Meghalaya to the urgent need to reintroduce HAM or amateur radios for uninterrupted communication in the aftermath of a disaster.

Most of the planners felt that communication was vital in a post-disaster situation to speed up rescue and relief operations.

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