Thursday, June 27, 2013

Indian Amateur Radio Operators help in disaster relief after floods

Members of National Institute of Amateur Radio (NIAR), Hyderabad are currently  providing emergency communications in the flood effected Uttarakhand  state, North India. The operating frequencies are 7073 kHz LSB &  14160 kHz USB. Callsigns are VU2JOS, VU2MCW, VU3NUG, VU3CFN

Relief & rescue operation website of Uttarakhand Govt :
News reports :
HAM radio operator 'links up' Uttarakhand and W Bengal
Ravik Bhattacharya , Hindustan Times  Kolkata, June 26, 2013
Sitting in his 8ft by 10ft dingy room in the Kolkata suburb of Sodepur, a junior employee of a dairy firm armed with a small, black, ungainly kit, has emerged as a ray of hope for dozens of families of missing persons in disaster-ravaged Uttarakhand.
Hams from Hyderabad aiding rescue ops
TNN | Jun 27, 2013, 02.00 AM IST
HYDERABAD: VU2JOS is on the job. And so is VU2MCW. Two hams, amateur radio operators, are volunteering in the rescue operations in Uttarakhand. The National Institute of Amateur Radio (Niar) in the city has jumped into action to assist the administration in establishing contact at places which are difficult to access.
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Community Radio gives voice to Uttarakhand victims
RnM Team    26 Jun 13 17:28 IST 
MUMBAI: Heaving pouring in Uttarakhand has made the rescue operation complicated, but at this difficult time, flow of information has become an important task. Gram Vaani has set up free Mobile Vaani for each of the three community radio stations (CRS)- Kumaon Vani (Mukteshwar), Mandakini Ki Awaz (Rudraprayag) and Henvalvani (Chamba Valley) in the flood affected region.
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