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VU4RBI Qsl info

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VU4RBI VU2APR 2004  Andaman Is. (AS-001) * 3-31 Dec. 2004  WEB/BULLETINS
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VU4RBI's direct Address
National Institute of Amateur Radio, Andaman Dxpn, Rajbhavan Road, Somajiguda, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, 500082 INDIA

Note from IK3QAR    [16 Apr 2005]

Here you will find a list of QSLs received by the manager: http://www.niar.org/vu4/qsl/

Note from 425 DXN    [05 Mar 2005]

The cards were to be released in New Delhi on 3 March, during a cerimony attended by Dayanidhi Maran, VU2DMK, Minister of Communication & IT.
Direct requests will be mailed before 8 March from Hyderabad, and should reach their destinations in 10-15 days.
A list of QSL cards received will be published on the NIAR's web site (http://www.niar.org). Queries should be sent to niarvu4@gmail.com

Note from 425 DXN    [05 Feb 2005]

VU3RSB reports that the QSL requests are arrivingregularly at the NIAR headquarters.
To date, there is only one QSL addressfor the VU4RBI & VU4NRO operations from the Andaman Islands:
NationalInstitute of Amateur Radio, Rajbhavan Road, Somajiguda, Hyderabad 500 082,India.
[Tnx K4VUD]

Note from 425 DXN    [02 Jan 2005]

Bharathi, VU2RBI/VU4RBI will leave on 1 January as scheduled, but other team members will stay behind and continue the emergency traffic.
Several new operators from India are to arrive in the coming days to help out.
Two team members and one of the VU4NRO stations have been dispatched to Car Nicobar, they are relaying out emergency traffic from that devastated place.
The other VU4NRO station is operational from Port Blair; they also are passing emergency traffic. [TNX K4VUD].

Note from DDXG.COM    [29 Dec 2004]

e-mail from HS0ZAA

Gentlemen:
Spoke to the VU4 team yesterday on 40 and on 20.
Everyone is fine, no one was injured as a result of the incident.
Most of the team left the island but Bharathi stayed.
A group went to Nicobar Island and should be on the air today.
Will talk to her again today on our hooligan network on 7075 at 07:00 local time.
She reported they were still experiencing small after shocks
during the night.
I will pass along your concerns for the group
John HS0ZAA

Infos found on Danish DX Group site

Note from K4VUD    [29 Dec 2004]

K4VUD was on the Andaman islands during the tsunami.

Here is its story: http://www.ik3qar.it/manager/k4vud_qtc.txt

Tnx Danish DX Group

Note from ARRL.ORG    [27 Dec 2004]

VU4 DXpedition in Emergency Mode

NEWINGTON, CT, Dec 26, 2004--A magnitude 8.9 earthquake struck off the coast of the northern Indonesian island of Sumatra just before 0100 UTC today, killing or injuring many thousands and causing widespread damage. The disaster also has shut down the Andaman and Nicobar Islands VU4RBI/VU4NRO DXpedition--perhaps permanently. The team appears to have shifted into emergency mode, since one of the stations was reported on the air earlier today using battery power to maintain communication with India. The earthquake, multiple aftershocks and tidal waves--tsunamis--of 30 feet or higher following the initial quake subsequently jolted the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The US Geological Survey's National Earthquake Information Center reports aftershocks between 5.7 and 7.3 on the Richter scale in the vicinity of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, which are closer to the earthquake's epicenter than the Indian mainland.

Unconfirmed DX spots from stations hearing VU4NRO or VU4RBI after the earthquake indicate that the five team members of the National Institute of Amateur Radio-sponsored DXpedition are okay. DX spots further indicated that power in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands was knocked out by the earthquake, which occurred at around 6:30 AM local time, and the consequent tsunamis. The VU4RBI/VU4NRO team was reported on the air running 20 W from battery power, working back to India and likely passing emergency traffic--although that has not been confirmed. The DXpedition had been scheduled to conclude operations December 31.

An IndiaNews report called the destruction in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands ''unprecedented, with the gigantic tidal waves sinking two civilian ships and destroying dry docks.''

Hardest hit were Indonesia, southeastern India and Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon). Estimates vary, but the natural disaster reportedly has claimed upward of 7000 lives, and the death toll continues to rise. It is the height of the tourist season in that part of the world, and many tourists were believed to have been among the earthquake's victims.

The DXpedition is headquartered in Port Blair on Andaman. News reports earlier today said that at least 20 people were killed and more than 100 injured in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. There was no prior warning of the disaster, and an unknown number of people among the islands' fishing crews at sea were reported missing. Many buildings and the main jetty at Port Blair were said to have been severely damaged. The airport, while damaged, was reopened and operating, and IndiaNews said the Indian Air Force had already sent three transports carrying relief supplies to the remote islands. Flights to evacuate tourists were pending.

Note from IK3QAR    [26 Dec 2004]

*** Asian Earthquake + Tsunami infos from varoius news sites ***

Today, 26 Dec 2004, a massive earthquake occurred at 00:58:50 (UTC).
The magnitude 8.9 event has been located OFF THE WEST COAST OF NORTHERN SUMATRA, Indonesia.

Tsunami tidal waves lashed homes along the coast in south-eastern India after a massive earthquake.

The whole area is actually having aftershocks, some of them located very close to Andaman is. ( http://neic.usgs.gov/neis/bulletin/ )

Infos from the cluster says that operators on the Andaman are fine...

Note from QRZ.COM    [03 Dec 2004]

We are happy to inform you that 'A Special permission of Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Department of Telecommunication is accorded on 19th November, 2004 to Mrs.D.Bharathi Prasad, VU2RBI (Team Leader) along with Mr.D.N.Prasad, VU2DBP, Mr.D.S.Varun Sastry, VU3DVS, Mr.S.Ram Mohan, VU2MYH & Mr.R.Sarath Babu, VU3RSB respectively to use special callsigns VU4NRO & VU4RBI and shift their location to Andaman & Nicobar Islands from 3 December 2004.'
The Chairman, Governing Council & Members of NIAR & Hams wish the members of Andaman Dxpedition team a grand success.

For Dxpedition News / Site will be updated in http://www.niar.org

All correspondence related to this Expedition to niarvu4@gmail.com

73s D.Bharathi Prasad, VU2RBI Chief Co-ordinator, NIAR

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