Thursday, October 09, 2008

VU4 & VU7: Celebrations at Hyderabad

Dear Friends and fellow Hams,

National Institute of Amateur Radio was established with its headquarters in Hyderabad in the year 1983 with the objective of promoting amateur radio activity in the country. Commemorating 25 glorious years of public service to the nation, we would like to celebrate with fellow hams and our members in India and abroad with activities on the band as well as at Hyderabad.

Over the last 25 years, NIAR has been successful in conducting several awareness activities at schools and colleges; organsing Dxpeditions to Andaman and Nicobar Islands & Lakshadweep Islands; training programs for ASOC examination; providing Emergency Communications; operating QSL bureau and liaison with the government of India for implementing policies and programs for development of amateur radio in the country.

The population of radio amateurs since NIAR existence has risen from over 1800 in the year 1983 to over 15000 in this period. Numerous awards and appreciation received by us from several government and non-government agencies in India and abroad speak about the commitment of members in achieving the objectives of the organisation.

The success of Hamfest 2007 and Dxpedition VU7RG/VU7MY held during January 2007 in Lakshadweep Islands was amongst the most challenging events organized ever by NIAR with support of several agencies of Government of India and Lakshadweep Islands administration which added a new dimension of HAM TOURISM to India. Over 1,19,000 contacts made during a short period, proves the skills of amateur radio operators in making successful two-way communication from any remote part of the world even under extreme propagation conditions.

We would like to extend an invitation to you to join us with family and friends for Silver Jubilee celebrations at Hyderabad during 18-20 October, 2008 and also enjoy amateur radio activity from many Indian locations after the event until to November 3, 2008. NIAR will assist its guests in regard of reciprocal licenses or operation permits for VU4 or VU7 activations.

Kindly register your name at the earliest and sign-in your intent at the website where you will find more details about license requirements.

As it requires processing the application forms for each of the interested amateur radio operator for a specific location, we request the interested Hams to submit all the necessary documentation by POST MAIL on or before 15 January 2008 to the address mentioned below.

HYDERABAD – 500 082.

We would like you to join us for the silver jubilee celebrations and enjoy your stay in India.

Thanking you.
With warm regards,
Yours sincerely,

(S. Suri, VU2MY)

Chairman & CEO, NIAR

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