HYDERABAD: Ham radio operators have swung into action gearing up to offer their services for communication with the dangerous threat of Cyclone Phailin looming large.

Two amateur radio operators — experts who have rendered their services in several disasters in the country and abroad over the years — are rushing to Odisha. The National Institute of Amateur Radio (NIAR) which was set up with the initiative taken by Rajiv Gandhi in 1983 has trained several ham radio operators so far in the country.

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