A news item published in The Hindu (Chennai Edition ).
February 2, 2001
HAMs prove invaluable
The Gujarat earthquake saw total destruction, including disruption of communication links with the rest of the country.
Ham radio operators swung into action setting up emergency wireless communication stations in quake-hit areas and provided one of the first communication links.
About 30 Hams from Hyderabad, Mumbai and Bangalore rushed to Gujarat to help the local authorities with their own equipment. Emergency stations are operating from the residence of the Chief Minister, Collectorate of Bhuj, and from Anjar, Bachau and Ahmedabad.