Update : Chennaihams Eyeball meet conducted on 13th Dec 2014
Thanks for all who made it and very nice meeting with active participation from all on how to increase HAM activity level in Chennai.
MOM Chennai HAM's Eyeball had on 13/12/2014 @ Whannels Road , Egmore
19 HAMS attended the meeting which started at 1730 Hrs Ended 1900 hrs.
Following points were discussed. Purpose of this second informal meeting was basically to review action
points from last meeting and further takeup fresh agendas to improve HAM
activity in our city.
1.VU3USI has successfully updated
the Chennai based HAM contact database and of the 180+ email ID’s, 100 have
been verified as active and correct. Further a Whatsapp group and a email ID email@example.com has been created
for the benefit of all . A new Yahoo Groups for ChennaiHams will also be created
and all ID’s added onto it.
.25th Jan 2015
has been fixed as a day for Fox Hunt.
Deepan would be the Fox and would take
further lead and advice details.
2.CDV Vivek brief JOTA
activities and really commendable effort on his part to be doing it continuously
for so many years . For the next year JOTA announcement to be made atleast 1
month in advance and plan to cover atleast 10 schools with more participation
from all Chennai Hams, etc.
3. Frequency of such meeting to continue as bi-monthly
– Every Second Saturday of the month and could be either a meeting alone or a
meeting along with activity. Accordingly next meeting date is fixed for 25th
Jan 2015 along with Fox Hunt . Venue will be the Fox location itself and is will
be communicated a week before the meeting by email , VHF net and WhatsApp / SMS . A new email distribution firstname.lastname@example.org has been created for further communication and all active email ID's will be added.
4.It has been decided that
Sunday VHF nets would special nets with additional activites like On the air
quiz etc , net controllers USI & DPN to further work out on this and start
from 21st Dec 2014 Sunday.
5.Support for New/existing
hams to come on air by providing assistance like making cable, antenna, etc ,
core team who volunteered would be VU2PTR, VU2GMN & VU2ABS, VU2DPN, VU2DH .
ABS to also work on another bulk equipment import basis demand.
6.SIARS Pallikaranai team
lead by Sinosh & team presented on the app available on www.siars.org.in as well as the class
schedules being conducted now regularly . All chennai hams would closely
support SIARS initiatives also wherever needed.
7.Assistance and support for
renewal of License from WPC or any such supports – Rajesh VU2OEC@gmail.com who is ARSI rep at
Delhi would provide any assistance . VU2DH would take lead on local liason with
WPC Chennai monitoring station.
8.Repeater at Madhuranthakam
– A team to visit Madhurantakam shortly to further take-up and conclude the
9.All HAMS were requested to
be a members of ARSI and send article and photos for publishing it in their
10. HFI 2014 – Almost 25 HAMS from chennai attended the HFI
Hyderabad and overall Tamilnadu had the largest participation.
11.VU2GHB OM Hari & ABS Arvind presented and gave a demo on on Software Defined Radio and its functionalities
12.ARSI Hill Toping contest likely to happen in Jan 2015
although exact dates yet to be announced.