Modern communication systems may seem robust, but they prove useless during disasters for want of power or due to spotty network coverage. In such emergencies, it is still the good old amateur or ham radio technology that provides communication links and saves lives.
As the world observes the Amateur Radio Day on Monday, Asadullah Marwat, 50, vice president of Pakistan Amateur Radio Society (PARS) told Anadolu Agency that this comparatively old communication system has helped to network people and the government in critical times.
Every April 18, radio amateurs worldwide take to the airwaves in celebration. It was on this day in 1925 that the International Amateur Radio Union was formed in Paris.
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