Indian Institute of Hams' Official Website

Dayton Hamvention!
from 18th - 20th May 2012
@HARA ARENA COMPLEX, No.1001, Shiloh Springs Road, Dayton, OHIO.
Representation from India:
Mr. S. SURI, VU2MY, Founder Chairman, National Institute of  Amateur Radio (NIAR), Hyderbad who has been awarded "Amateur of the year" will be receiving the INTERNATIONAL AWARD at the special function organized by Dayton Hamvention at OHIO.  Supporting Team  consisting of  Mr  S.SATHYAPAL, VU2FI  Director -Indian Institute of Hams and Governing Council Member, NIAR,  Mr  S.Ram Mohan, Director, NIAR,  Ms Bhanumathi, VU2BL-GC Member, NIAR will be leaving the country on 14th May 2012. Mrs Bharathi Prasad, VU2RBI  Chief Co-ordinator-NIAR,  Mr Charanjit Singh, VU2LKB & Dr. Sudhakar Rao, VU2SH GC Members, NIAR will also join  at  Hamvention.
Team will speak on AMATEUR RADIO IN INDIA on Saturday, 19th May 2012 between 9.15 to 10.15 am at  Room No.3, Hara Arena Complex, Dayton, OHIO.  Session will be moderated by Mrs Bharathi Prasad, VU2RBI.
In addition to above, Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Response Association (DERA), USA is celebrating its 50th Anniversary at Ashville, North Carolina during June 15-17, 2012 and invited Mr S.Suri,  Chairman, NIAR as honored guest at this event and further the invite is extended to all NIAR members attending their event.
The concept of Hamvention was initiated by Dayton Amateur Radio Association (DARA) with humble beginning in the year 1952; it has now become the world's largest gathering on Amateur Radio with visitor participation of over 20,000. Hamvention is now the most preferred destination to launch state of the art products and services, discussion forum for leading innovators and scientist, policy makers in the field.  The forums attract young minds for skill development, experts to share their experiences, interaction among leading Amateur Radio Organisations.  It may worth noting that this event provides the equal opportunity to leading manufacturers in the industry around the world, to the individual innovators to exhibit and demonstrate their products and services.  More than 100 papers exclusively on amateur radio current developments and polices for the future are also presented in several parallel forums.  The trading potential at this event is estimated over $ 20 million each year.
National Institute of Amateur Radio will strengthen International partnership by working together for holding similar events of Dayton Hamvention in India also to attract other nationals in ham also to participate in India.
SDR Workshop!


at IIH was conducted on Nov 5th and Nov 6th 2011

The first workshop on SDR Rx was conducted at Indian Institute of Hams (IIH), Bangalore on Saturday, 5th November 2011 and Sunday, 6th November 2011. OM Ram Prabhu, VU2DEV, Trustee - IIH and his team conducted and co-ordinated the workshop effectively.

A total of 8 students participated in the workshop who sucessfully completed the project.

Find below some pictures taken during the workshop...

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Inaugurated on 6th July 2011

The Amateur Radio Messaging Server (RMS)- Gateway station was inaugurated by the Chief Guest, Shri B.M.Baveja, VU2BMB, Group Coordinator & Senior Director, Department of Information Technology, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Government of India at Indian Institute of Hams (IIH), Bangalore on Wednesday, 6th July 2011.

The RMS- Gateway station is being installed as part of a major project titled Amateur Radio Advanced Digital Communications Network being implemented by National Institute of Amateur Radio (NIAR), Hyderabad in the country.

Amateur radio has made significant contributions to science, industry, and the social services. The economic and social benefit derived from amateur radio research has founded new industries, built economies, empowered nations, and saved lives. Amateur radio represents a unique research and development (R&D) environment that cannot be duplicated in the labs or research parks of either industry or the government. Existing at the intersection of the social, economic, cultural and scientific spheres, amateur radio leverages this position to invent and innovate from a unique perspective. Many now-commonplace communication technologies have their genesis in amateur radio.

In order to overcome the above challenges, amateur radio must be supported, so that it may continue to innovate and serve as a source of creativity for both technological and social change as we move forward into the twenty-first century.

The CC&BT Division of DIT has pioneered to sponsor a technology development Project on "Amateur Radio Advanced Digital Communication Network" being implemented by NIAR for the years 2010-2012.

The system provides e-mail capabilities with attachments, position reporting, graphics and text weather bulletins, and provides robust emergency communications between Internet users and the amateur radio communities. This system will be a boon for the critical e-mail emergency communications between the government and civil agencies. The system will allow any mobile or portable operation to connect with the Internet e-mail system from literally anywhere.

The system also has capabilities attractive for emergency communications where local or regional Internet and wire line services are disrupted, overloaded, or down. It is especially useful where accuracy is essential, where information quantity makes voice communications inefficient, and where accurate records of the information sent and received are important. This system is also critical e-mail emergency communications with the government and civil agencies they serve. The network system containing Radio Message Server (RMS) is tied together with the common servers at the hub. Traffic goes in and out between the Internet email recipient, and between radio users through the RMS gateways. In any single message, multiple radio-to-radio addresses may be mixed with radio-to-Internet e-mail addresses, allowing complete flexibility.

The project has relevance to experimentation in emerging technologies on advanced digital communication besides its immense use in disaster management. The project would be implemented over a period of 24 months and can be replicated with the results achieved on successful demonstration of network model, process, systems integration that are documented. NIAR expresses its gratitude to the Government of India, Department of Information Technology for supporting the project.

Amateur Radio messaging system integrates internet technology and appropriate amateur radio technologies to deliver advantages that is not possible with each alone. The system provides email with attachments, position reporting, graphic and text weather bulletins, and robust emergency communications between internet users and the amateur radio communities.