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 Sree Kanteerava Outdoor Stadium. We are a registered trust and is licensed by the Ministry of Communications, Government of India. We are affiliated to the National Institute of Amateur Radio (NIAR), Hyderabad. Hams and SWLs meet on the last Sunday of every month in the morning and discuss about developmental activities.
Some of our activities included:
Providing vital communication links at the Gujarat Earthquake.
Providing communications when the Orissa Cyclone occured.
Helped in Relief efforts after the quake-triggered tsunami hit the Indian coast.
Provided communications for the 4th National Games.
Provided communications for the K1000 Rally and many more...
We also conduct live awareness programs on ham radio and help in setting up Ham Radio Clubs at educational institutions. We received the Rajiv Gandhi Award for two consecutive years: 1995 & 1996.