Emergency Communication during VAYU Cyclone at Porbandar (Gujarat) INDIA

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  1. VU2EXP

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    Dear Hams,

    During recent VAYU Cyclone crisis around Gujarat coast, myself Rajesh Vagadia VU2EXP & Shyama Vagadia VU3WHG (my niece) deployed to Porbandar for Ham Radio Emergency Communication service. Gujarat Police & Divyabhakshar invited us for EmCom services.

    We were prepared & deployed on short notice to Porbandar on 12th June 2019 (evening). Next day early morning we installed HF/VHF Antenna & Radio setup. I was equipped with digital communication setup also for learning it's effectiveness. Our operating plan & frequency usage were co-ordinated with GIAR & ARSI.

    Ham Radio Communication Porbandar Gujarat Vayu Cyclone.jpg

    Our station remain successful to establish radio contacts with various cities across Gujarat & India incl. Gandhinagar, Ahmedabad, Surat, Rajkot, Mumbai, Kolhapur, Thrissur etc. Good number of hams made contacts with us & remained standby on our emergency frequency. We time to time updated our activities with ARSI, GIAR, Police dept, NDRF, weather forecasters, media etc.
    Good numbers of queries over phone calls & social-media were also handled in meantime, as mobile network & electricity was available most of the time. Fortunately course of VAYU Cyclone changed & landfall didn't hit coast of Gujarat, and finally was everything safe.

    Observed commending safety measures & action taken by authorities and various rescue agencies all time.

    Porbandar Gujarat Situation VAYU Cyclone.jpg

    After becoming situation absolutely normal & safe we returned back to Rajkot on midnight of 13th June 2019.

    It remain great learning experience for us on preparedness, installation, operating, coordination etc aspects. We were fortunate to offer bit of our contribution to the society.

    I am thankful to Addl. DGP Shri Sanjay Srivastava Sir, SP Porbandar Shri Parth Gohil Sir, Ranparia Sir (Wireless PI), Shri Pravinbhai Valera VU2CPV (GIAR) & Divyabhakshar group for extending full support.
    (article published in regional language)
    Rajesh Vagadia VU2EXP Shyama VU3WHG EmComm Vayu Cyclone.jpg

    Thanks & 73's
    Rajesh Vagadia VU2EXP
    Rajkot - Gujarat (India)
    M: +91-9898283916
    E: vu2exp@gmail.com
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