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2012 News Releases




Flooding hits Chinese capital

Date : 26 / 07 / 2012
Author : Jim Linton - VK3PC

Heavy rain, described as the worst in the area in more than 60 years, hit Beijing last week reportedly killing 37 people. The commercial communication was operating as normal in the urban area.

As part of their service to the community radio amateurs using VHF and UHF radios reported from the disaster areas, and participated in the actions to help people back home.

Beijing hosted the 2008 Olympic Games and more heavy rain is expected across parts of China. The IARU society, Chinese Radio Sports Association CRSA, takes part in an annual disaster drill as it prepare for disasters.

(Jim Linton VK3PC, Chairman IARU Region 3 Disaster Communications Committee and Bin Fan BA1RB)


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