July 17, 2024

This Week in Amateur Radio

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Meet the Bengaluru ‘radio man’ who’s teaching thousands of students about ham radio, Morse code (India)

During disasters like earthquakes or floods, the first thing that goes kaput is the power. Mobile networks tumble next. Cut off from our hyper-connected world, you’d think that there’s no way to communicate till your cell phones comes back to life, right? 

Dead wrong. 

Ham radios have existed as a mode of communication for decades. And the humble ham radio and its amateur operators have played a part during the pandemic too. The credit for pruning the ham radio culture in Bengaluru goes to Dr S Sathyapal, whose call sign is VU2FI. An avid ham radio operator who has trained thousands of youngsters to operate the device and the Q codes used to communicate, he is also the moving force behind the Indian Institute of Hams (IIH).

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