Two Ham Radio Events Conducted in Western India

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  1. VU2EXP

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    Dear Hams,

    To popularise Ham Radio in western India two events were conducted back to back recently by Rajesh Vagadia VU2EXP Regional Coordinator, AMSAT-INDIA.

    Please find Summary of both events.

    73's

    VU2EXP
    Rajesh P. Vagadia - Rajkot
    Regional Coordinator
    West India Zone
    AMSAT-INDIA
    M: 09898283916
    E: vu2exp@gmail.com
    www.qrz.com/db/vu2exp

    ---Event One---

    'Ham Radio for GenX' - Full day workshop with demo was conducted at LDRP College Gandhinagar (Gujarat - India) on 12th July 2018. More than 70 EC students + faculties participated in this awareness event.

    Program was inaugurated with kind presence of dignitaries from
    GIAR, LDRP, IEEE, ISRO & AMSAT-INDIA.

    From GIAR, OM Pravinbhai Valera VU2CPV (Joint Secretary) & OM Jagdishbhai Pandya VU2JGI (General Secretary) blessed us with their kind presence.

    Presentation on 'Antennas for Space Application' was conducted by Dr. Ramesh Kumar Gupta (SAC-ISRO).

    Ham Radio history & Introductory session was nicely conducted by Jagdishbhai Pandya VU2JGI with several interesting examples.

    Thereafter Rajesh Vagadia VU2EXP gave good overview on Satellite Communication, Digital Communication, APRS, RDF, IOTA, SSTV & RTL-SDR etc. technology.

    Live demo of SSTV was conducted which was very much enjoyed by the students & faculties. VHF demo with mock drill was simulated by VU2EXP Rajesh, VU2JGI Jagdishbhai, VU3IKI Ke Ke, VU3EXP Sakshi & team.

    Ham Radio stuff were exhibited incl. VHF/UHF Rigs, PSU, Antennas, Digital Interfaces, Cables, SWR Meter, attenuator, FunCube satellite model, QSL Cards, Awards, etc stuff was displayed for the knowledge of the students.

    We also got nice support from other fellow hams incl. VU3DVA Deepakbhai, VU3GLY Priyesh, VU3DSJ Dipakbhai, SWL Abhigna etc team.

    We had guest presence of Dr Narendra Chauhan Sir (IPR) & Prof. N. N. Jani Sir in the event.

    I am thankful to Prof. Dave Sir (HOD - EC), Prof. Mendhe Sir (EC), Mr. Nilesh Makwana (IEEE) to nicely coordinate & support the event.

    Program concluded in hope to have good number of future hams from the Institute.

    Thanks & 73's

    VU2EXP
    Rajesh P. Vagadia - Rajkot
    Regional Coordinator
    West India Zone
    AMSAT-INDIA
    M: 09898283916
    E: vu2exp@gmail.com
    www.qrz.com/db/vu2exp Ham Radio Event by VU2EXP at LDRP College Dt 12-7-2018.jpg

    ---Event Two---

    'Ham Radio Practical Insight' titled workshop was conducted at LD College Ahmedabad (Gujarat - India) on 13th July 2018 in afternoon session. More than 65 EC students + faculties participated.

    Dignitaries from IEEE, ISRO, LD & AMSAT-INDIA inaugurated the workshop. It was our great pleasure to have chief guest presence of Shri Rajeev Jyoti Sir (Dy. Director SAC - ISRO) & Chair (IEEE) Gujarat chapter in this Ham Radio Workshop.

    Rajesh Vagadia VU2EXP explained the latest technology/modes ham world uses & gave quick practical Demos for chief guest. Demo includes CW, Text, Image & Voice transmission/reception with simple VHF Radio sets. The simple experiment techniques used were described. Students were surprised to learn the potential of Amateur Radio & experts appreciate such public demos.

    We got nice support from team members VU3EXP Sakshi, VU2UTZ Dinyarji, VU3PMT Mahendrabhai, VU3GLY Priyesh, SWL Ketanbhai during demo & whole event.

    Thereafter detailed presentation was given on interesting ham events, digital communication, Satellite Communication, ARISS program, ASOC licencing procedure, APRS, SSTV witth RTL-SSDR etc.

    Session remain very interactive with lots of queries which were answered very well by VU2EXP. Also mini Ham Radio exhibition was keenly enjoyed by the audience.

    I am thankful to Prof. Usha Madam (HOD - EC), Prof. Arun Sir (EC), Mr. Nilesh Makwana (IEEE) to nicely coordinate & support the event.

    Small spark of Ham Radio was ignited, hope we get good number of Hams from the participants, in the future.

    Thanks & 73's

    VU2EXP
    Rajesh P. Vagadia - Rajkot
    Regional Coordinator
    West India Zone
    AMSAT-INDIA
    M: 09898283916
    E: vu2exp@gmail.com
    www.qrz.com/db/vu2exp

    Ham Radio Event by VU2EXP at LD College Dt 13-7-2018.jpg
     
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  2. WB5THT

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    Most excellent! Thanks for the report!
     
  3. VK4GAP

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    Well done .

    Also the picture collation is impressive , one gets the impression of "Being There" .
    73 , Paul
     
  4. VU2EXP

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    Thank you OM John
    WB5THT for your encouragement :)
    73's VU2EXP Rajesh
     
    Last edited: Jul 27, 2018
  5. VU2EXP

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    Thanks a lot VK4GAP for your kind & motivating words.
    I really love to promote our favorite hobby across region.
    Best 73's
    VU2EXP Rajesh
     
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  6. VK4GAP

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    Hi , sometimes i can faintly hear the India Net on 80M i think 3600KHz +/- , sometimes , it is a long way from here and at those times qrm locally .73
     

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