A news item published in The New Indian Express (Chennai Edition).
Friday, February 2, 2001
HAMs get into action
Hamradio operators swung into action by setting up emergency wireless communication stations in the quake-hit areas of Gujarat and provided one of the first communications links with the rest of the country.
About 30 Hams from Hyderabad, Mumbai, Bangalore rushed them to help the local authorities with their own equipments.
Emergency stations are operating from the residence of the Gujarat Chief Minister,the district collectrates of Bhuj, Anjar, Bhachau and Ahmedabad.
Hams from Rajkot, Belgaum, Mumbai, New Delhi, Kolkatta, Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram , Coimbatore and Chennai are also operating from their locations round-the-clock and exchanging messages from Gujarat to their relatives in their locations.