|I receive lots of queries on Amateur Radio regulations
in India. Ham Radio in India is governed by the Indian
Wireless Telegraphs (Amateur Service) Rules 1978. These are published
by the Government of India and are sold in outlets selling Government of
India publications. 'Kitab Ghar' on Baba Kharag Singh Marg, Connaught
Place, New Delhi is one such place I know of.
You may buy a copy for about Rs. 7/-, or otherwise access this electronic copy that I have kept here. For those who prefer to use the electronic copy, be sure to read my disclaimer on the top. This publication should answer most of the queries.
Amateur Radio Association is a non-profit voluntary body
of Indian Radio Hams. It is based in Delhi. Its activities include encouraging
amateur radio in India, generating awareness of ham radio, promoting indigenous
development of ham equipment and assisting its members in ham radio activities.
It promotes communication and exchange among its members.
Achievements of the ARA :
The ARA has pioneered extensive Research & Development into indigenous development of ham equipment in India using locally available components. Imported equipment in India is extremely expensive and is usually beyond the reach of most hobbyists and students. With a view to making ham radio affordable to all, immense efforts have been put in by ARA members over the last decade. As a result, know-how for home brewing practically all kinds of ham equipment is available from ARA.
The association also publishes a quarterly journal
"Spark" which is mailed free of cost to members. Subscription information
for non-members is available on the above address.
No home page of the ARA can be complete without mentioning the names of VU2IF, Dr. Ashutosh Singh, and VU2WVX, fondly referred to as just 'Bhatiaji'. Dr. Ashutosh Singh is one of the most respected and senior figures in the community of Indian hams. He was a member of the first Indian scientific expedition to the Antarctica and held the flag of the Indian ham flying high when he established contact between the Indian camp on Antarctica and mainland India. He is the driving force behind the ARA.
Bhatiaji (VU2WVX) has invested countless number of personal hours for developing equipment that ARA is so proud of. No wonder that many of ARAs developments carry the name WVX.
Both VU2IF and VU2WVX can be reached at ARA's address
Membership of the Amateur Radio Association is open to
all Indian hams and application forms are available on request. The membership
fees is nominal and is directed to paying postage and printing costs.
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