Pakistani Amateurs Team Up, Provide Communications, Relief Support:
The ARRL Letter
August 26, 2010
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Pakistani Amateurs Team Up To Provide Communications, Relief Support For Flood Victims:
According to the Pakistan Amateur Radio Society (PARS) -- that
country's IARU Member-Society -- radio amateurs in Pakistan have teamed
up with the Islamabad Jeep Club and Pakistan Academy of Family
Physicians to provide relief activities in those areas of Pakistan
devastated by floods. The groups will supply food, tents and medical
support to the northern flood affected areas of Nowshera, Charsadda and
central Sargodha districts.
"The cellular services are down and so is the landline," the PARS
Web site reports. "Last week, the joint team carried out a survey in
the north and the center of the country, and to its dismay, the
situation isn't promising. Restoration of cellular services and
landlines could take months."
On August 21, hams reached the town of Dharkhanawala, looking to set up
communications, but had to turn back because the equipment had not
arrived; however, teams were able to distribute food in Dharkhanawala
and Chauki Darab. Read more here
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