Tag: India

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #1069

This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1069 Release Date: August 24, 2019 Here is a summary of the news trending this week. This weeks edition is anchored by Chris Perrine, KB2FAF, Will Rogers, K5WLR, Don Hulick, K2ATJ, George Bowen, W2XBS, and Jessica Bowen, KC2VWX. Produced and edited by W2XBS. Running Time: 1:12:50 Download here: http://bit.ly/TWIAR1069 […]

Radio Amateurs in India Support Rescue and Relief Operations in Wake of Flooding

Radio amateurs in at least three western Indian states along the Arabian Sea coast are pitching in toA support communication for rescue and relief operations following heavy rainfall and flooding. In Kerala, Shyam Kumar, VU2JLE, told The Hindu newspaper that he and 15 other radio amateurs belonging to the Wayanad Hams (WHAMS) group have been […]

via the ARRL: Ulrich L. Rohde, N1UL, Named as Honorary Fellow of Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers

The Governing Council of India’s Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (IETE) has conferred its Honorary Fellowship on noted researcher Ulrich Rohde, N1UL. The IETE is a prominent professional society in the field of electronics, telecommunication computer science/engineering, broadcasting, information technology, and related areas. The Honorary Fellowship is accorded to an eminent individual in the […]

Postal dept., HAM operators join relief operations (India)

With mobile towers failing and network curtailed in large parts of flood-affected areas in North Karnataka, the postal department has gone back to basics and deputed officers and HAM operators to provide robust line of communication to relief personnel. A group of 12 trained postal officers and four amateur radio operators from the Indian Institute of Hams […]

Bihar ham radio enthusiasts help sick man reach home in Bengal (India)

Ham radio enthusiasts from neighbouring Bihar have been instrumental in uniting an elderly person from Jalpaiguri with his family members. Bidyut Bhattacharjee (65), a former employee of Jalpaiguri municipality, fell ill during his visit to Char Dham and was admitted at a private nursing home at Kankarbagh in Patna. He had lost contact with his […]

Telangana State Model school students, teachers get HAM licenses (India)

Debunking the myth that amateur radio operation is confined to cities, two teachers and 48 students of the Telangana State Model School in Gundlapally village, near Dindi reservoir, cleared the Amateur Station Operator Certificate (ASOC) restricted grade examination recently. The newly licensed amateur radio operators, popularly known as HAMs, are now planning to open an […]

via the ARRL: Well-Known DXer and DXpeditioner Anath Pai, VU2PAI, SK

Well-known contester and DXpeditioner Anath Pai, VU2PAI, of Mangalore, India, died on July 13. He was 47 and was reported to have suffered a heart attack while on a business trip. He was on the VU4CB, VU7AG, 8Q7KP, HB0/VU2PAI, and VU7LD excursions, among others. On his QRZ.com profile, Pai described himself as “a die-hard DXer.” […]

via the ARRL: Radio Amateurs in India Support Emergency Communication during Cyclone Vayu

At the request of authorities in India’s Gujarat Province, Rajesh Vagadia, VU2EXP, and his niece Shyama Vagadia, VU3WHG, deployed on June 12 to Porbandar to offer emergency communication support in the event the Category 3 Cyclone Vayu struck Gujarat. On short notice, they installed HF and VHF stations, equipped with digital communication. Rajesh Vagadia said […]

Radio signals reach homes of missing persons (India)

Kolkata: West Bengal Radio Club (WBRC), an organisation of ham radio enthusiasts in the state, helped to reunite two Bihar residents —a nonagenarian man and an elderly woman— with their families on Monday. These two elderly persons went missing after they got estranged from their respective groups at Gangasagar Mela. A teacher recently saw the […]

via the ARRL: India Gains Three New Bands, Sweden Gets Permanent 60-Meter Access

Radio amateurs in India now have access to three new bands. India’s Ministry of Communications’ Department of Telecommunications has published an updated National Frequency Allocation Plan, effective October 25, which lists the new bands at 5 MHz (60 meters), 472 kHz (630 meters), and 136 kHz (2300 meters). All allocations are on a secondary basis. On […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #1017

This Week in Amateur Radio #1017 Release Date: August 25, 2018 Here is a summary of the news trending this week. This week’s edition is anchored by Chris Perrine, KB2FAF, Don Hulick, K2ATJ, Amy Jo Clarke, George W2XBS, and Jessica Bowen, KC2VWX. Produced and edited (and a little anchoring too the week) by W2XBS. Running […]

via the ARRL: Kerala, India, Flooding: Radio Amateurs Assist Rescue Operations

Radio amateurs in the flood-stricken Indian state of Kerala are helping with rescue operations there, in part by tracing stranded people through their last mobile phone locations and sharing information with officials. Most telecommunication services in Kerala remain down. Accounts vary, but some 120 hams — and perhaps as many as 300 — have been […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #1006

This Week in Amateur Radio #1006 Here is a summary of the news trending this week, June 09, 2018 This week’s edition is anchored by Chirs Perrine, KB2FAF, Will Rogers, K5WLR, Don Hulick, K2ATJ, and Jessica Bowen, KB2VWX. Produced and edited (and a little anchoring too the week) by W2XBS. Running Time: 1:24.33 Download here: […]

Student grilled for carrying VHF radio in Hyderabad (India)

A 19-year-old amateur radio ham was detained by Hyderabad Metro Rail officials at the Nagole Metro Station for carrying a very high frequency (VHF) radio base station and walkie-talkie. The Electronics and Communications Engineering (ECE) student, K Nagasainath, told ‘Telangana Today’ that he was let off only after an hour of interrogation and after his details were […]

via the ARRL: International Amateur Radio Regulatory Developments Announced

Several countries recently have proposed or instituted changes or announced developments with respect to Amateur Radio regulation. In China, according to the Chinese Radio Amateurs Club (CRAC), the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology in Beijing has announced that radio amateurs will gain access to a 60-meter band starting on July 1. The latest edition […]

Collecting transistors is this Hyderabad techie-turned-ham’s hobby (India)

From wooden-framed valve broadcasting receivers of the 1950s to transistors of the 90s, this 43-year-old software engineer-turned-radio ham has more than 90 different radios in his possession. In the dining room converted into a ham operator’s room of Sridhar Reddy Bheemreddy at Pragathinagar, stacked in order are reel tape recorders to radios and transistors with […]

FCC Accuses Stealthy Startup of Launching Rogue Satellites

On 12 January, a Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) rocket blasted off from India’s eastern coast. While its primary cargo was a large Indian mapping satellite, dozens of secondary CubeSats from other countries travelled along with it. Seattle-based Planetary Resources supplied a spacecraft that will test prospecting tools for future asteroid miners, Canadian company Telesat […]