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What Is Amateur Radio (HAM Radio)

Amateur Radio is a hobby, fun and service that brings in people together from all walks of life: students, kids, academicians, engineers, doctors, politicians, movie stars etc.. Ham radio can be used without internet or cellphones to talk around the globe or even into space. It can be a lifeline during emergencies. Ham radio station can be set up anywhere – at home, in the field, or at a club station.

Ham radio operators (HAMs), need to pass an examination for the FCC license. They should have a basic knowledge of radio technology and its operations in radio frequencies known as Amateur Bands.

HAMFEST 2018 AT REVA UNIVERSITY

To Be Held On : 29th and 30thDecember 2018

Organized by : REVA University (School of ECE)

About The Event:

Indian Institute of Hams in association with REVA University, Bengaluru is jointly hosting Hamfest India 2018 - The Festival & Convention of Amateur (HAM) Radio Operators in India.

The School of ECE, REVA University has seventy eight licensed operators and are all active HAMs.

Hamfest is a very popular gathering of hams held annually. The venue of the HAMFEST INDIA 2018 is REVA University, Bengaluru to be held on 29th and 30th December 2018. 'HAMFEST' is a festival of HAMs, the largest gathering of Indian HAMs in one place, conducted every year in different cities of India since 1991. The main objective is to bring all amateur radio operators under one roof to further exchange ideas and new technological skills in the field of communication. The event also seeks to raise amateur radio awareness in the host city. The event serves for social gathering and comparison and sales of radio equipment. Most hamfests feature a flea market, where the delegates buy and sell equipment, generally from and for their personal use as per their licensing parameters.

Inauguration of HAMFEST 2018 Website Launch Function

Held On : 18th Feb 2018

Website : http://www.hamfestindia2018.com/

Report of “REVA UNIVERSITY AMATEUR RADIO FIELD DAY”
(Educational Ham Radio Field Training day)

Held On :11th - 12th Nov 2017

Organized by : REVA UNIVERSITY HAM RADIO CLUB (School of ECE) In Association with INDIAN INSTITUTE OF HAMS

Venue: Kemmangundi

Total Number of Participants: 34 Students & Faculty

Resource Persons: Dr. Sathyapal, Director, IIH and his Team.

Co-ordinators:

  • Dr. R. Venkata Siva Reddy , Professor, School of ECE, Founder of REVA HAM Club, REVA University & Secretary-2016, IEEE Bangalore Section.
  • Dr. Sathyapal, Director, Indian Institute of HAMs (IIH), Bengaluru, India.

About The Event:

SPECIALISED HAM (AMATEUR) RADIO ACTIVITIES were organised by REVA UNIVERSITY HAM RADIO CLUB (School of ECE) in Association with INDIAN INSTITUTE OF HAMS for budding electronic engineers and faculty members of REVA UNIVERSITY. Many have received Ham Licenses from Ministry of communication and few are yet to receive. The total 34 participants took part for a drive to Kemmannagundi, Karnataka – Hill station (Ham Radio Field Training Programme) on 11th and 12th November 2017 in 8 cars. All vehicles were fitted with a Ham VHF base station. Participants assembled at REVA University campus at 6am on 11th Nov and it was flagged by Dr. S. Y. Kulkarni, Vice-Chancellor, REVA University and Dr.R C Biradar, Director School of ECE. Drive for 270 Kms approximately. It took nearly 8 hours after giving few stops for Breakfast, tea and lunch. Entire journey was very well interactive between the cars through Ham Radio. QUIZ ON WHEELS (Topic: Ham Radio and real time operations) was conducted. 7 Cars / teams were identified like Mobile 1, Mobile 2...... etc. Questions were posed in orderly manner from mobile 1, mobile 2 so on. Total there were 10 rounds covering 70 thought provoking questions. Quiz Master was Dr. S.Sathyapal, VU2FI. Scorer : Mr Ramesh, VU2YE, Observer: Mr R.J.Marcus, VU2VTM, Mr Ramprabhu, VU2DEV and Mr Manjunath, VU3CJM was the pilot. It was amazing experience for all the participants. Entire convoy did not violate like over taking etc. We reached Kemmanagundi around 4pm. Rooms were allocated, after high-tea; we started setting up antennas for HF and VHF operations. Day ended around 22 hours. Most of the time there was NO electricity and entire Kemmanagundi (Hill station) was dark.

Next day early morning at 3 am in a chilled weather i.e. Sunday 12th, operated Ham Radio. So, from 3am to 9 am we were operating and interacting on the subject. Main operator was Mr Ramesh, VU2YE experienced Ham operate who explained equipments and its operations etc.

Around 10 am, we had planned to conduct FOX HUNTING. Fox hunting means RADIO DIRECTION FINDING (ADVENTEROUS RADIO SPORT). This is also called international radio sport. A ham with a transmit will hide approximately one km radius from a given point and he will send continuous tone on notified Ham VHF Frequency (145.000 Mhz) once in every 3 minutes for continuous 60 seconds. Participants / hunters with directional antennas have to receive the signal and hunt in the particular direction to find Fox that is hidden transmitter ( Ham operator hiding with a transmitter). 8 teams were formed and given directional antennas and radio receivers. They were well trained to find the directions based on the tone sent by the hidden transmit. (That is Foxes : Mr R.J.Marcus, VU2VTM & Mr Manjunath, VU3CJM whom we called them as foxes). All participants were thrilled to take part and locate the foxes. Entire operations / game took 2 hours. It was adventurous radio sport with fun. Such activities will enhance the Youths to develop practical skills on radio technology.

All the participants were empowered with ham technical skills and they were excited to have such activities. All of us reached home safely around 2200 hours. Thanks to Dr. S. Sathyapal, Director, IIH for arranging all arrangements.

“HAM Workshop”

Held On :16th September 2017

Organized by : School of ECE and REVA HAM Club In Association with Indian Institute of HAM (IIH)

Total Number of Participants: 40

Target Audience: Students and Faculty Team.

Resource Persons:

  • Mr. S. Sathyapal, Director of Indian Institute of HAMs, Karnataka Chapter.
  • Mr. Markus, IIH, Bangalore.
  • IIHTeam Members.

About The Event:

Considering the utility and potential of ham radio not only in emergency, but also as a means of triggering and promoting interest in science and technology Amature Radio Club REVA University organized one day workshop in the university campus on 16th September 2017.

The program started with the welcome speech by Dr. R C Biradar, Director School of ECE followed the speech by Mr.Sathyapal , Director Indian Institute of HAM, who explained the audience the importance of becoming a HAM license by taking up an entrance exam. The rest of the day was the theory session regarding communication and antennas and their use in HAM Radio by Mr. Markus. On the same occasion the faculty and students who had cleared the HAM exam and got their call sign were given the HAM badges. The program concluded with the vote of thanks by Dr. Venkat Siva Reddy.

Report of “HAM Boot-Camp”

Held On :11th -12th February 2017

Organized by : School of ECE and REVA HAM Club In Association with Indian Institute of HAM (IIH)

Total Number of Participants: 39

Targeted Audience: Students and Faculty

Resource Persons:

  • Mr. S. Sathyapal, Director of Indian Institute of HAMs, Karnataka Chapter.
  • Mr. Nithin Muttin, Secretary of AMSAT India
  • IIHTeam Members

About The Event:

Considering the utility and potential of ham radio not only in emergency, but also as a means of triggering and promoting interest in science and technology Amature Radio Club REVA University organized two day Boot Camp in the university campus on 11th and 12 Februrary 2017.

Ham radio operators are a group of staff and students nurturing a special interest in wireless communication technology. At present the university has 30 students and 9 faculty members as lincenced operators. They operate their wireless transceivers (a combined unit of radio transmitter and receiver) during their pastime for the sheer joy, thrill and excitement involved in doing a worldwide radio communication.

Amature radio club REVA University is mentored by Mr.Sathyapal , Director Indian Institute of HAM. The program started with the erection of HF and VHF antennas and then communicating with other HAM operators in southern India. The students and staff were taught how to communicate using wireless sets. Ten wireless sets were given to group of staff and students to practice communication. HAM operators from IIH, Mr.Sathyapal, and his team taught the students and staff the art of communication, how to tune transeviers and erect antennas. An expert talk on TELEMETRY was organized and was delivered by Mr.Nitin M, Secretary, AMSAT INDIA. He is Principal Engineer at INTEL, for Asia Pacific operations.