6Tsunami hits the land3/25/2017An undersea earthquake occurred at 00:58:53 UTC (07:58:53 local time)At a magnitude of 8.9, the earthquake generated a tsunami that was among the deadliest disasters in modern history.
8At 08:46 AM……3/25/2017The Kachchh District of Gujarat was hit by an earthquake of intensity 6.9 on Richter scale according to IMD.One of the worst earthquake occurred in the country during the last 180 years .
9And there was Telecommunication black-out… 3/25/2017And there was Telecommunication black-out…The earthquake had destroyed or severely damaged 147 Telephone Exchanges.The STD circuits, fibber cables and STD services were disrupted.Total 1 lakh telephone connections in exchanges were not functioning.Optical fibber cable and copper cables were broken at innumerable places due to building collapse and falling debris.
10Ham community came to Rescue 3/25/2017Ham community came to Rescue
11Only HAM Worked Morbi -1979 Machhu Dam Burst Communications Blackout 3/25/2017Morbi Machhu Dam BurstCommunications BlackoutOnly HAM Worked
12Only means of communication was HAM Radio 3/25/2017During Amreli Cyclone andPorbandar FloodOnly means of communication was HAM Radio
133/25/2017Kandala cycloneOnly HAMs could make communication to reach the areas of Operation
142005 Tsunami Established HF and VHF link for Naval Air Base Station. 3/25/20172005 TsunamiEstablished HF and VHF link for Naval Air Base Station.Helped locating 60 missing people.Helped some people to communicate with their family members.Helped Resource Mobilization in absence of sufficient manpower.
15What is HAM Radio It is a scientific hobby like pen-friends. 3/25/2017What is HAM RadioIt is a scientific hobby like pen-friends.HAM Radio is an wireless equipment, while operator is known as HAM.
163/25/2017It is the hobby of two way radio communication (distinct from broadcast or commercial radio) mainly with a view to encourage experimentation and intercommunication with other amateurs on a personal basis.
17DEFINITION Defined by international convention: 3/25/2017DEFINITIONDefined by international convention:A service of self-training, intercommunication and technical investigation by duly authorised persons interested in radio technique solely with a personal aim and without pecuniary interest.
21( Minimum qualification ?) 3/25/2017ELIGIBILITYCITIZEN OF INDIAAGE NOT LESS THAN 14 YEARSQUALIFYING EXAMINATION(S)( Minimum qualification ?)
22EXAMINATION DETAILS WRITTEN TEST Part-A Radio Theory & Practice Part-B 3/25/2017EXAMINATION DETAILSWRITTEN TESTPart-ARadio Theory & Practice(Exemption to B.E. Electronics)Part-BNational & International Radio Rules & RegulationsMORSE(i) Sending(ii) Receiving
24LICENCE - Categories ADVANCE GRADE GRADE I GRADE II RESTRICTED GRADE 3/25/2017LICENCE - CategoriesADVANCE GRADEGRADE IGRADE IIRESTRICTED GRADESHORT WAVE LISTENERSLICENCE
25LICENCE - Procedure Procedure Time Licence Fees 3/25/2017LICENCE - ProcedureProcedure TimeLicence FeesAny Extra Expenditure ?LICENCE
26By whom licence is issued ?…. 3/25/2017By whom licence is issued ?….EXAMINATIONS CONDUCTED BY MONITORING STATIONS OF WPCLICENCE ISSUED BY WIRELESS PLANNING AND COORDINATION WING (WPC), NEW DELHI
27CALL SIGN VU2CPV VU- INDIA W2XP W- USA VE1BSA VE- CANADA G0KJA G- UK 3/25/2017VU2CPV VU- INDIAW2XP W- USAVE1BSA VE- CANADAG0KJA G- UKDL2AD DL- GERMANY6Y5SM Y- JAMAICAVK6HT VK- AUSTRALIA9M2SS M- MALAYSIA
28Some interesting abbreviations 3/25/2017Some interesting abbreviationsYL - Young Lady(All feminine operator are YL,regardless of age or marital status.)XYL- Wife ( Is she ex- young lady !!!!)OM- Old Man ( Though he is YOUNG !)OB - Old BoyWish you all the bestLove and KissesDx - Distance StationWx - WeatherLL - Land Line
38How Ham Radio differs from other communications? 3/25/2017How Ham Radio differs from other communications?Commercial licence holder gets only a spot frequency while Ham Operator gets privilege of bands of frequencies.Comm. Licence holder have to pay royalties while Ham pays few rupees per year.Ham Operator installs, operates and maintains his station himself while in comm. different agencies play different roles.
46AMATEUR RADIO SATELLITE CORPORATION 3/25/2017AMSATAMATEUR RADIO SATELLITE CORPORATIONA NON- PROFIT ASSOCIATION FORMED BY HAMS INUSAJAPANAUSTRALIAGERMANYCANADA
47HAMSAT LAUNCHED BY ISRO ON 05/05/05 3/25/2017HAMSATLAUNCHED BY ISRO ON05/05/05HAMSAT is a microsatellite for providing satellite based Amateur Radio Services to the national as well as the international community of Amateur Radio Operators (HAMs).
48Reference Handbook for Amateur Radio 3/25/2017ReferenceHandbook for Amateur RadioBy Gujarat Institute of Amateur RadioRs. 100/-
49FURTHER READING GUIDE TO AMATEUR RADIO IN INDIA BY SAAD ALI 3/25/2017FURTHER READINGGUIDE TO AMATEUR RADIO IN INDIABY SAAD ALIHANDBOOK OF AMATEUR RADIOBY ARRLHAM NEWSBY NIARQSTCQ AMATEUR RADIOBY CQ, USA
513/25/2017ImpactTrained more then 600 participants in 10 Batches at Gandhinagar, Ahmedabad and JamnagarNew licenses obtained 125Two VHF Repeater stations raisedNational Hamfest Held for the first time in the state – November 8-9, 2003 at GandhinagarParticipated in Tsunami Rescue operationEstablished Club StationsArranged many awareness program in schools, colleges, organizations etc.Published full flagged study guide for Ham License ExamRecognized by State (GSDMA) and Government of India