Mar 20, 2016

CARES (Chennai Amateur Radio Emergency Services) GROUP - Proposed ARSI 2016 Chennai Field Day

Date : 16th & 17th April (Saturday/Sunday) 2016
Venue: Baker Farms , Anna Nagar , Achrapakkam , Kanchipuram Dist (3 kms from Melmaruvathur Temple)  

Below HAM’s joined the planning meeting held at BR Mathsya T.Nagar on 20th March Sunday
o   VU2MOA
o   VU2ABS
o   VU2VAU
o   VU3NKQ
o   VU3VWR
o   VU2CMR
o   VU2DRK
o   VU3GSL
·        Below points discussed and decided as follow-up action items:
o   Organising Team formed ( Would need more people to join/volunteer)
§  Chief Co-coordinator / Overall Event Lead – Raghav (VU3VWR)
§  Technical Team – Lead by Arvind VU2ABS / Deepan VU2DPN / Raghav VU3VWR + Others to volunteer & support
·        Responsible for all technical setup at field day site as well as manning stations
·        Proposed ideas / wish list discussed for HAM Station setup at site for field day
o   2 x HF Low Band Stations
o   2 x HF High Band Stations
o   1 X JOTA Station HF
o   1 x VHF Station
o   Satellite Radio / Digital
o   Orientation session for new HAM’s / SWL's between 4:00pm to 6:00pm on 16th Saturday
§  Logistics & Operations – Lead by VU2MOA Mohan / VU3GSL + Others to volunteer & support
·        Responsible for all filed day related field day site support arrangements  
·        Proposed ideas / wish list discussed for setup at field site
o   Transportation as of now each one takes care of their own , car pooling can be planned closer to date
o   Basic power supply
o   Additional batteries as needed
o   Provision for 3 to four stations across the 10 acre farm house
o   Apart from one residential building , Shamiana’s to be setup suitably across the property 
o   Basic facilities for water / washrooms / whatever available rooms - open areas for stay
o   Food arrangements (To be paid at venue individually need based)
§  Lunch on 16th afternoon
§  Tea / Coffee 16th Evening
§  Dinner on 16th Evening
§  Breakfast on 17th Morning
§  Lunch on 17th evening
o   Proposal to have a basic registration fee of Rs.100 for all participants including HAM’s/SWL’s.
o   Organising team members decided to contribute Rs.1000 each to Logistics team as advance fund
§  Event communications / PR & Publicity / Media – Lead by VU3NKQ Vipin + Others to volunteer & support
·        Responsible for all event related email / whatapp / other medium update communications
·        Creating marketing material for event and sharing it in all appropriate forums
·        Releases to media and trying to also bring in as many dormant HAM’s in Chennai together , new HAM’s , SWL’s to participate in the event 
Same recap also updates on , would like all to contribute their ideas / suggestions also and each of those sections we need more HAM's to volunteers on which portions of Technical / Logistics & operations / PR & Publicity can you join as a team members & support. 

Let's all work together to make this and best HAM field day event organised in Chennai in recent times. 

Thanks & Regards 

G.Vipin Shankar
Team Member 

Mar 6, 2016

Chennai HAM's develop the first India/South Asia based WebSDR for HF bands

Information from SIARS CHENNAI. 

Its great pleasure to announce that South Asia/India's first WebSDR service based in Chennai launched by SIARS on . Currently HAM HF bands can be listened by HAM's/SWL's in a very simple easy to use web format. 

This service in currently under testing and will soon be available to all from 13th March. The initiative's effort is to promote the hobby and homebrewing among the public , whoever wants to support the initiative pls take a minute to visit

Excellent efforts and congratulations to all those involved in the initiative which is a great contribution to the hobby.