Roger so far, say ham radio enthusiasts

To ensure free flow of information from places where mobile phone reception is poor, the Election Commission has deployed ham radio operators, an unprec-edented move in West Bengal. “The District Magistrate and the district relations officer of North 24 Parganas have accepted our proposal to provide ham radio communication from 24 polling stations, spanning seven Assembly seats,” said Ambarish Nag Biswas, secretary of the West Bengal Radio Club (Amateur Radio). Forty-seven such operators are working in the mobile-shadow areas of North 24 Parganas. — Staff Reporter

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