Vu2ABS Arvind would be conducting a workshop on Ham Radio & emergency radio communications as part of the gala trekking event "Trek Polama" which is to be conducted on March 6th 2010 at Anna Nagar,Chennai by Chennai Trekking Club.
Chennai Trekking Club or CTC which is based in Chennai was established on February 22, 2008 by a small group of trekking enthusiasts. It started as a dozen member club grew into a big non-profit organization that strives to encourage trekking as an organized sport. CTC organizes treks mainly in and around South India. It also organizes other activities like photography tours, one day hikes, workshops on navigation using GPS, treks for a social cause and walks for charity. CTC has organized more than 100 treks.
It has more than 3500 members and more than 10 people joining every day. CTC has also taken up several nature conservation/environment protection initiatives also as its entire backbone is nature's gifts in the form of pristine forests. Since most of the trekking happens in remote jungles , Ham radio will be very useful during treks where there is no cell coverage and becomes very essential, especially during emergencies. In December 2009, Vu2ABS had given a presentation to group of 50 CTC members about ham radio, which was very well received and many are interested in becoming active hams .
All HAM Enthusiasts are welcome to join the event.