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REGISTRATION FOR ONLINE TUTORIALS: Due to wide spread of epidemic "CORONA VIRUS" and country lockdown , IIH will conduct Ham Radio training ONLINE on specific timings. You can listen, interact directly from your home. for Registration Contact: Dr. S.SATHYAPAL, Director-IIH , Cell: +91 94483 02677 or e-mail: ham7388@gmail.com
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INDIAN INSTITUTE OF HAMS (IIH) was established as a registered trust in 1993 for promoting Amateur (HAM) Radio in India, has reached yet another milestone of completing 25 years of continuous service. IIH is founded by Dr. Sathyapal, VU2FI and Sri. R.J.Marcus VU2VTM
IIH is actively associated with Department of Youth Empowerment and Sports, Government of Karnataka having established Ham Radio Station and training centre at Kanteerava Outdoor Stadium, Kasturba Road, Bengaluru -560 001, India.
Indian Institute of Hams is affiliated to National Institute of Amateur Radio (NIAR), Hyderabad and Institutional Member, Amateur Radio Society of India (ARSI).

Since inception, IIH has made tremendous strides in awareness on amateur radio and increasing population of Hams by approximately 10000 hams in INDIA, with its members spread all over the world. From its early days, IIH was well recognized for its activities and received "RAJIV GANDHI AWARD" for two consecutive years in 1995 and 1996 for best promotion of ham radio activities in India, award was presented by Smt. Sonia Gandhi who is also a Ham with a call sign VU2SON.

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Our Activities
  • Dr.P.Shyama Raju,Chancellor, Reva University with IIH Trustees
  • IIH co-ordinates the Civil Defence in Bangalore
  • Ham on the communication inthe Coffee Day Rally, Coorg.
  • Television interview -- VU2FI  on disaster management
  • IIH members at Hill toping contest by ARSI FEB 2019
  • Introduction of HAM activity to the village school children
  •  New batch at IIH
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  • IIH produces young HAMs
  • Amstat demo in the HAMFEST 2018
Dr.P.Shyama Raju,Chancellor, Reva University with IIH Trustees2 IIH co-ordinates the Civil Defence in Bangalore3 Ham on the communication inthe Coffee Day Rally, Coorg.4 Television interview -- VU2FI  on disaster management5 IIH members at Hill topping contest by ARSI FEB 20196 Introduction of HAM activity to the village school children7  New batch at IIH8 HAM awareness program to officials in the Postal Training College, Mysore.9 IIH produces young HAMs10 Amstat demo in the HAMFEST 20181
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Indian Institute of Hams (IIH) Bangalore, has set a HAMstation at the Chief Minister's war room
Bangalore 24/03/2020,
IIH has set a emergency HAM radio station, in the Chief Minister'swar Room situated in Vardha Soudha. This is as per the orders and directions from the Secretary, Information Ministry, Government of Karnataka.
As everyone knows that IIH is always ready to for a field work as part of the emergency relief work, Dr.Sathyapal Director, IIH and his team arrived early hours of 24/03/2020 to Vardha Soudha with all their equipments and antennas.
The IIH team successfully ereected a 10m Mast with a Jpole for VHF and inverted V antenna for 20m and 40m HF bands for communication.
Soon after antenna installation, the setting up of radios were done inthe war room.
The purpose for the Ham station in the war room is to provide the informations received from, Traffic Wardens, Civil defence personneals and any emergency iformations received from the HAM fertenity in the various parts of Bangalore.
To agument this, IIH is conductiing regular NETS in VHF using its own repeater VU2ZO, in 145.275 (-) and 7.070 Mhz in HF. In addition to this 145.000Mhz and 145.500Mhz for a simplex operations. Daily, Morning and evening Roll Call nets are conducted.
This will continue till the end of the COVID-19 lockdown prevailing in our country.


Dr. SathyaPal interacting with Dr. K. Sudhakar(Minister of Medical Education of Karnataka) about HAM network in presence of captain Manivanan, IAS Secretory Department of information and PR, Government of Karnataka. Minister appreciate our volunteerism and all the HAMs

Want to be HAM?

Getting a Ham License in India.
The Ham license is the key to get you on the air. Getting a license in India is not a difficult issue. You need to know the following topics:
Basics of electronics.
Rules and regulations specified by WPC. (You can download the rules and regulations here)
Send and receive messages using Morse code. [Optional]
Learning the morse code is not so difficult. IIH conducts classes periodically to teach you all of the above.  Contact us to know when the classes for the next batch commences. 

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HFI2018 Souvenir

HamFestIndia 2018 souvenir has 23 articles on AmateurRadio concetps. It has 112 pages with many photgraphs, diagrams, charts etc., A book to be kept in your library.


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