At the heart of any innovation is knowledge and for knowledge to spread, it must be shared. Any Hamfest, of course provides excellent opportunity for gaining both practical and theoretical knowledge about advancements in the field of amateur radio communication. Hamfest 2012 at Chennai was a huge success.
From its humble beginnings at Kuttikkanam, Kerala, Hamfest has evolved into a technical but casual gathering of all hams in India. For the first time Hamfest comes to Northern part of India.
Hamfest India 2013 is scheduled to take place at Atal Bihari Vajpayee IIITM, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh on September 21, 22, 2013.
Registration Fee (For one person):
- Early birds (Valid till 1 August 2013): Rs. 500
- From 1 August to 15 September: Rs. 800
- On-spot registrations: Rs. 1000
Registration Fee (For couple):
- Early birds (Valid till 1 August 2013): Rs. 800
- From 1 August to 15 September: Rs. 1200
- On-spot registrations: Rs. 1000 each
Note: The registration fee for the candidates from SAARC countries is same as above. For those not from the SAARC countries, the registration fee is $50 per person.
Bank Account Information
Beneficiary Name: Hamfest India 2013
Bank Name: State Bank of India, Zonal Office Campus City Center, Gwalior, MP (474011)
Bank Account No.: 32834998467
Account Type: Savings account
IFSC Code: SBIN0004352
Click here to Register Online for Hamfest India 2013
For more information please visit Hamfest India 2013
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Hamfest India is the largest gathering of radio amateurs and shortwave listeners in India.
Hamfest comes back to Chennai this time. It is scheduled to take place at AVM Rajeswari Marriage Hall, Royapettah, Chennai, Tamil Nadu on December 15 and 16, 2012 . Hamfest 2011 held at Cochin, Kerala was a great success.
20 years back it was started at Kuttikkanam, Kottayam, Kerala.
It’s a good opportunity to get updated about the recent advancements in amateur radio.
Indian Hams and SWLs
Early Bird Offer – (August 1 to November 1) : Rs. 500 /- per person
2012 November 2 to December 1 – Rs. 600/- per person
On the spot registration – Rs. 1000/- per person
Foreign Hams and SWLs
US $ 50/-
Click here to Register Online for Hamfest India 2012
For more information please visit Hamfest India 2012
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Hamsphere simulates a full blown virtual Ham radio transceiver on you system. It can be operated by licensed and unlicensed DX’ers for free. If you are not having Amateur radio license, they will issue you a “call sign” while registering.
What is so great about this Ham Radio Software Transceiver?
No extra hardware needed, just your PC, a microphone, speakers and you are ready to call CQ on the virtual Ham Radio bands.
You can feel audio on Hamsphere with simulations of occasional band noise and fading, as in a real radio transceiver. The user interface looks like a real HF transceiver
If you are interested in becoming an Amateur radio operator, here is the opportunity to practice it without buying costly amateur radio gear.
Forget about building complex antennas, raising it on high mast, antenna tuners etc. All you need is an Internet connection and Java support.
Voice (SSB) and CW (Morse code) are allowed on most bands. On the lower bands we can turn on/off(noise-free) the simulation.
Digital modes were prohibited on HamSphere earlier, but are now supported on the 30m band. RRTY, PSK31, SSTV etc can be used.
Pre-requisite: Download JAVA
Download Hamsphere (Windows, Mac and Linux )
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