Ham Radio & Emergency Services
26 Dec 2004 Indonesian Earthquake & Tsunami
Amateur Radio operators throughout the stricken
region provided emergency communicators.
“Uncomplicated short wave" radio saved lives.
Sri Lanka's prime minister had no contact with the
outside world until Amateur Radio operators stepped
Even satellite phones failed, and only the Amateur
Radio HF link remained open.
One problem: Batteries were running out, and there were no
generators to recharge them.