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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!
VUSDR DIY Workshop at Chennai | March 14 and 15 Fri Feb 20, 2015 9:27 pm
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We are happy to announce that a jointly organised ,two days SDR transceiver workshop is planned to conduct on March 14 and 15 at Chennai


    This DIY workshop is organised by:

  • LARC(Lamakaan Amateur Radio Club) Hyderabad:

    Workshop Guidance and classes

  • SIARS(South India Amateur Radio Society) Chennai


    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.

      VUSDR Main exciter PCB

      VUSDR at VU2IT

      VUSDR at VU2IT: PowerSDR
    2. Who is the resource person?

      This multiband SD radio named as VUSDR ZAZ is developed 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 5W

    4. Schedule of Workshop?

      The workshop is scheduled for 14th(Saturday) and 15st(Sunday)of March 2015,

    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 homebrewing, can i attend?

      This is a bit difficult project requires soldering of SMD components. If you have some experience with normal through hole components and have the basic skills in homebrewing, then you can definitely attend. Also keep in mind that this is not a plug and play device, you need to get a linear amplifier, a power supply , a good antenna and a PC with an SDR software to get this working.
    7. What I have to spend for this attending this workshop?

      The total cost per head will come around INR 8750/-,
    8. Is there a kit available for me to assemble myself at home rather than attending the workshop?

      Yes, A kit is available with Sasi, VU3ELR for 8000/-, do contact him for availability and payment. For the DIY workshop, we are accommodating people who are registered with us only. Amount will be slightly higher for workshop,as it may require to arrange facilities for the workshop
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    9. Why a workshop?

      Workshop is a two day program where you will acquire skills in SMD soldering, Testing and trouble shooting your SDR kit. It also include Software tweaking and common hardware tips from the resource person. Dr Naidu will guide you the entire two days until your radio is up and transmitting on air

    10. Any optional accessories?

      BPF is not included with the QRP exciter board, for higher power outputs you will need a BPF/LPF addon. This board is available with us and can be switched using the USB bandpass controller in the main board
    11. What is the maximum intake

      Maximum intake is 10, and the seat will be reserved in a first pay,first serve basis.
    12. Is this a business?

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

    13. Do I need to register before? Where to register

      Yes you have to register before and payment should be done after enquiring the availability with us.
    14. 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.
    15. Where to remit the amount?

      The amount should be remitted to the account of

      ICICI Account Number 002001042125
      Name: Suresh Karuppusamy.
      Branch: Velachery, Chennai. IFSC Code:ICIC0000385

    16. Whom to contact?
      Suresh Karuppusamy 09176694644
      Sinosh 08807299989
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Morse code practice classes @SIARS Pallikaranai Tue Feb 17, 2015 7:49 pm
Sunday Morse code practice classes (3PM-5PM) from 22nd February onward. Members and new candidates for ASOC exams are invited to join.


ASOC | Ham Radio Licence exam | Chennai | Tamilnadu Wed Feb 04, 2015 6:43 pm
Hello All,
We are going to organize another ASOC/Hamradio license exam in the coming months.


Any one from any part of India, provided that you are an Indian citizen and have acquired the age of 12 can apply for this exam. You must be ready to come to Chennai for writing this exam. Those who would like to upgrade your license are also welcomed.

Currently we have some applications in our hand and once it reaches a 25 No’s minimum, we will submit it to WPC,GOI for the exam.
Application must be generated from our website and should send to us

Link: asocapplication.php

Application may be sent earlier and the payment can be done after when, we ask for the same
Payment Details:

Rs 750 for Restricted/General grade or both
☛ Break up for the payment:
Exam fee to be paid at WPC: 200(Gen+Res)
Annual membership fee : 100
Exam charges : 450
Online Study Materials : Free
Morse code contact classes (every Sunday): Free

Payment details will be sent to you, once we receive your application.

About our membership:
Initially we started without a membership fee, but now we have decided to add a minimal membership fee for joining our club activities. Membership fee is 100Rs/Annum, which can be renewed after expiration, if you like to continue with us again.
There won’t be a “life time”, “patron”, “corporate” like jargon in our membership system
All activities of club will be restricted to members; we have a series of activities in calendar, like VUSDR workshop, Arduino-Multiwii-Quadcopter workshop, HF Transceiver workshop etc.

Membership form is here, this should be sent along with exam fee

Any queries may be addressed to 8807299989
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