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Welcome to the world of Amateur Radio!

SIARS meeting,VU2DEV,OM Ramaprabhu addressing new members A demonstration on Hamradio by us at SRM university,Chennai Candidates appearing ASOC Exam ASOC Exam ASOC Exam ASOC Exam ASOC Exam, Examiner sending Morse code HamRadio is fun and exciting!! build your own radio Transmitter HamRadio is fun and exciting!! Talk to the world with the transmitter you built!
Multiband SDR transceiver Workshop @ Thiruvananthapuram Sat Jun 14, 2014 1:07 pm
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We are happy to announce that a jointly organised ,two days SDR transceiver workshop is planned to conduct on August 2014 at Thiruvananthapuram,Kerala

    This DIY workshop is organised by:

  • LARC(Lamakaan Amateur Radio Club) Hyderabad:

    Workshop Guidance and classes
  • RASA (Radio Amateur Society of Ananthapuri)

    Venue,Co-ordination and Registration
  • SIARS(South India Amateur Radio Society) Chennai

  • QARL (Quilon Amateur Radio League)

    Public Relations.


  1. Software Defined Radio Transceiver?

    Yes! This is an amateur radio transceiver that operates on all the HF amateur bands. It is a software defined radio, meaning that it uses a computer to control the radio, to demodulate the signals received, and to modulate the signal transmitted. The computer control and signals in and out go through the USB connection, the antenna connects to the hardware, the microphone and headphones/speakers are connected to the computer, and a morse key or iambic paddle to the hardware for sending Morse code.
    Some Pictures....

    SDR with HDSDR Software
  2. Who is the designer?

    This multiband SD radio named as VUSDR ZAZ is designed by by Dr B.N.A.M Naidu, VU2ZAZ, Hyderabad from a proven design of a single band SDR transceiver called Peaberry designed by AE9RB

  3. Technical Specifications/Features?

    VUSDR ZAZ Software Defined Radio transceiver includes:
    • ADC and DAC circuits. You do not need to add sound cards to your computer.
    • 96kHz digital I/Q interface.
    • Two tone, 2 kHz spacing, third-order dynamic range: 99 dB.
    • Multiband design,All Mode transceiver SSB,AM,CW,WSPER,FM,DRM etc
    • DG8SAQ/PE0FKO/SoftRock control interface.
    • Open Source firmware.
    • USB bootloader.
    • Single USB interface with Hardware and Computer
    • TX output is 1W

  4. Schedule of Workshop?

    The workshop is scheduled for 30th(Saturday) and 31st(Sunday)of August 2014,

  5. What preparation i should have when i attend the workshop,or what i have to bring for the workshop?

    You have to bring a ceramic tipped ,pointed soldering iron and a magnification loupe for the workshop. All components and PCB's will be supplied by us.No cabinet and power supply will be provided.

  6. I have no prior experience in soldering and all, can i attend?

    This is a bit difficult project requires soldering of SMD components. If you have some experience with normal through hole components u can definitely attend.
  7. What I have to spend for this attending this workshop?

    The total cost per head will come around INR 8500/-, For which u can have a working multiband SDR at your shack.Any extra payment will be returned to the candidates after the workshop.
  8. What is the maximum intake

    Maximum intake is 10, and the seat will be reserved in a first pay,first serve basis. If you are unable to get a seat at Thiruvanananthapuram Workshop, You can register for the Chennai workshop, which is to be conducted on September.
  9. Is this a business?

    Nope! Ham Radio is strictly non-profit and we are!

  10. Video?

    Watch on

  11. Do I Need to register before? Where to register

    Yes you have to register before and payment should be done when asked.
  12. I just want to accompany a friend,do I need a registration?

    Yes! you must register(free) and the registration should be approved by the committee, None other than the registered will be allowed at the venue.
  13. Where to remit the amount?

    The amount should be remitted to the account of
    Radio Amateur Society of Ananthapuri
    A/C number 67283120191,IFSC Code: SBTR0000020
    State Bank of Travancore, Kowdiar Branch, Thiruvananthapuram

  14. Whom to contact?

    VU3BRD Binoy 9447244681
    VU3DDE Joseph D 9400328601
    VU3PKQ Sinosh 08807299989
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Result of ASOC exam organised by SIARS on 2/1/14 at Chennai Sat Mar 29, 2014 7:23 pm
Announcing the result of ASOC exam organised by SIARS on 2/1/14 at Chennai.
23 passed/24 appeared

NameGrade passed
Sinosh P Knone
Balaji K TRestricted
Devasikamani DRestricted
Kumar JRestricted
Mangadevi SDRestricted
Mohamed IqbalRestricted
Muthukumar ARestricted
Preetha KRestricted
Remya RRestricted
Sivakumar KRestricted
Suresh SNRestricted
MR VaradarajanRestricted
Vipin VRestricted
SenthilKumar RRestricted
Jeevanantham SRestricted
MM Naveen PrakashRestricted
VeeraPandian SRestricted
Siva ShanmugamRestricted
AR SanthoshKumarRestricted
Suresh JRestricted
ManojKumar ASRestricted
S GeethaRestricted
AS GeegeeRestricted
C BhuvaneswaranRestricted

Individual result sheets are with exam coordinator,Please contact him for your result sheet.

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Hamfair 2014 @ kollam Thu Mar 20, 2014 11:54 am

The world Amateur Radio Day is celebrated every year on 18th April to commemorate the formation of International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) on this day in 1925 at Paris. The Quilon Amateur Radio League (QARL) celebrates the event every year on 18th April or the nearest Sunday by conducting Ham fair. This year the programme will be held on Sunday, the 13th April. Lake City Contest and VHF Fox Hunt are also conducted in connection with the Amateur Radio Day celebrations. The 18th Kerala VHF Fox Hunt will be conducted at Pathanamthitta.

A special issue of ‘QARL News’ will also be published on this occasion. You are requested to contribute articles and advertisements well in advance.

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ASOC exam in Chennai Wed Mar 05, 2014 7:29 pm

We are going to organize an ASOC exam in a couple of months, study classes for the required , will be held at Chennai. Classes and exam are free,provided on sharing the small expenses incurred during the exam and all.

Applications are invited now .Kindly use the online application generator to genera...     [Read full article]

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