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Kolkata, May 11, 2017: Ham radio operators will help check whether fishermen along West Bengal coast receive weather updates via radio broadcast in the deep seas, an operator said on Thursday.

A joint inspection for measuring the signal strength of All India Radio broadcast in the deep seas will be held on May 14 and 15 by the Coast Guard, AIR, state fisheries department, fishermen’s association, and ham radio operators.

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“Around a year back, 39 fishermen went missing in the deep sea. The reason was they didn’t hear the weather report on radio. We will investigate whether they are receiving these important transmissions,” Ambarish Nag Biswas of the West Bengal Radio Club (Amateur Club) said.

Through ham radio one can talk across cities, around the world, or even into space, all without the internet or cell phones. Ham radio operators or hams can swing into action in times of disaster, when regular communications channels fail, and assist disaster management agencies.

Biswas said the hams will also educate the fishermen on using the Very High Frequency (VHF) radio.

“Although every fishing vessel has a VHF Radio, due to lack of knowledge they are not maintained properly,” he said. (IANS)

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New Year brings low visibility in NCR

15 trains cancelled, 56 trains running late and 20 rescheduled due to fog in several parts of northern India

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Fog engulfs NCR to no visibility
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A large number of flights and trains were delayed, as visibility dropped to zero due to fog, in NCR, on Monday.

Effect on flights and trains

Operations at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport here were severely affected due to low visibility.
Flights were stopped from taking off between 6 and 10 a.m., while landing of almost all flights were delayed, says an airport official.
15 trains cancelled, 56 trains running late and 20 rescheduled due to fog in several parts of northern India.

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The minimum temperature was recorded at 5.7 degrees Celsius, a notch below the season’s average.
The visibility which was 1,500 metres at 3.30 a.m. dropped rapidly to zero at 5.30 a.m.
The maximum temperature was likely to hover around 23 degrees Celsius, an India Meteorological Department official said.
The humidity at 8.30 a.m. was 100 per cent.
Sunday’s maximum temperature settled at 23.9 degrees Celsius, while the minimum was recorded at 6.4. (IANS)

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