Indian Institute of Hams (IIH) was founded in the year 1992 by Sri S.Sathyapal, VU2FI and Sri R.J.Marcus, VU2VTM (a veteran Ham) in the interest of promoting Ham Radio as a scientific hobby and a Radio Sport in the country specially in the State of Karnataka and since then it stands as a voluntary force during natural disasters and calamities.
We had our inauguration on the 16th of August 1993 at National High School, Basavangudi. Presently we are located at Kanteerava Outdoor Stadium. We are a registered trust and is licensed by the Ministry of Communications, Government of India. We are in association with Department of Youth Empowerment and Sports, Government of Karnataka. We are affiliated to the National Institute of Amateur Radio (NIAR), Hyderabad and Institutional member - Amateur Radio Society of India (ARSI). Hams and SWLs meet on the last Sunday of every month in the morning and discuss about developmental activities.
Some of our activities included:
1. Providing vital communication links at the Gujarat Earthquake,
Orissa Cyclone, Tsunami, Uttarkhand floods, Chennai Floods.
2. Provided communications for the 4th National Games.
3/ Provided communications for the K1000 Rally and many more...
Regular awareness programs are conducted at various educational institution on ham radio. We received the Rajiv Gandhi Award for two consecutive years: 1995 & 1996 for the best promotion of Ham Radio Activities in India. Award was given away by Smt. Sonia Gandhi who is also HAM with callsign VU2SON. Late Rajiv Gandhi, VU2RG was also active promotor of amateur radio activities in India.