Hamfest India 2017

    HAMFEST INDIA 2017

    26th National Convention of Indian Amateur Radio Operators, 16-17 Dec 2017.

    About hfi2017

    SHRI KESHARI NATH TRIPATHY

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    Chief Patron

    Hon'ble Governor of West Bengal,

    President of Amateur Radio Emergency Services Scouts Group.

    Janab Dr. M. Nuruzzaman (VU3YOH)

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    Patron

    Member of West Bengal Legislative Assembly,

    Vice President of Amateur Radio Convention and Conference Samity.

    Shri Gopal Madhavan (vu2gmn)

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    Patron

    President of Amateur Radio Society of India,

    Director of International Amateur Radio Union (Region 3).

    Shri Debaditya Chakraborty

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    Patron
    IAS, Chief Commissioner, Bharat Scouts & Guides, West Bengal 

    Shri Prasanta Kumar Saikia

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    Patron

    Superintendent of Police

    Assam Police.

    Mr. Victor Singh (VU2XDG)

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    Patron

    The Principal of the Assembly of God Church School, Park Street, Kolkata and Custodian of the School's Amateur Radio Club VU2AHG

    Shri sumit shankar dey (VU2BCC)

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    Chairman, Organising Committee.

    Professional Social Worker,

    President of Amateur Radio Convention and Conference Samity.

    Scout Master of ARES Scouts Group, Member of Bengal Amateur Radio Socirty.

    Jamab Mohammad Ariff (VU2HRF)

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    Convener

    Professional Social Worker,

    Secretary & Custodian of Amateur Radio Convention and Conference Samity,

    Rover Scout Leader of ARES Scouts Group,

    Vice-President of Bengal Amateur Radio Society

    Smt. Sumita Sahi (VU3NEI)

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    Protocol Officer:

    President of Society of Radio Amateurs, Patna.

    Shri Ajaya Gupta (VU2DED)

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    Chief Guest

    Engineer-in-Chief of Prasar Bharti (Doordarshan & All India Radio), Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Govt. of India.

    Ms. J. Charukesi

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    Special Guest of Honour

    Post Master General, Kolkata Region, Department of Post, Ministry of Communications, Govt. of India.

    Msmt. Ayesha Nuzba (VU2ZRF)

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    Guest of Honour

    Asst. Teacher of Sarsuna Girls High School (H. S.), Member of ARCCS & Member of BARS.

    Organising Committee

    1. Chairperson: 

    Shri Sumit Shankar Dey (VU2BCC)

    Professional Social Worker, President of Amateur Radio Convention and Conference Samity (ARCCS)., Scout Master of ARES Scouts Group.

    2. Secretary: 

    Shri Pranav Pratap Sahi (VU3NEJ)

    Founder of Society of Radio Amateurs Patna.

    3. Asst. Secretary: 

    Shri Santosh Kesavan (VU2SKI)

    Asst. Secretary of ARCCS.

    4. Incharge of Students & BSG Delegates: 

    Km. Ramsha Tuba (VU3RTY)

    Secretary of Science Club of Pratt Memorial School, Lady Cub Master of ARES Scouts Group.

    5. Incharge of Accommodation, Tour & Transport: 

    Shri Subrata Nayak (VU2EGG)

    GC Member of ARCCS & Manager of Trips & Tours Firm.

    6. Member: 

    Shri Indranil Naiya (VU2YHU)

    GC Member of ARCCS.

    7. Member: 

    Shri Kumarjit Purkait (VU2YHT)

    GC Member of ARCCS.

    8. Member: 

    Janab M. F. Mallick (VU3MFM) - Treasurer of ARCCS.

    9. Member: 

    Shri Deepak Das (VU2DLU)

    Home Brewer & Member of Bengal Amateur Radio Society (BARS).

    10. Member

    Janab Imran Niaz (VU3CCU)

    Advocate, GC Member of ARCCS.

    11. Member:

    Shri Ranju Matilal (VU2XDJ)

    Member of ARCCS & Secretary of Aero Modelling Association.

    12. Member:

    Janab Jarjis Alam (VU3OUI)

    Member of ARCCS.

    13. Member:

    Shri Dipak Chakraborty (VU3OKT)

    Home Brewer & Member of BARS.

    14. Member:

    Janab Huzefa Merchant (VU2HIT)

    Ex-Secretary of Mumbai Amateur Radio Institute.


    Advisory committee

    1. Chairperson & Chief Advisor:

    Shri Jayant Bhide (VU2JAU)

    National Coordinator of Disaster Communications (IARU), GC Member of Gwalior Amateur Radio Society.

    2. Member:

    Shri Sandeep Baruah (VU2MUE)

    Scientist of Vigyan Prasar, Dept. of Science & Technology, Govt. of India.

    3. Member:

    Shri R. K. Dora

    Engineer-in-Charge of ERHQ, WPC Wing, Ministry of Communications, Govt. of India.

    4. Member:

    Shri Anupam Biswas (VU2AES)

    Secretary of BARS.

    5. Member:

    Shri Ram Mohan (VU2MYH)

    Director of National Institute of Amateur Radio.

    6. Member:

    Shri Ambarish Nag Biswas (VU2JFA)

    Secretory of West Bengal Radio Club.

    7. Member:

    Shri Ranjit Chaliha (VU2RCH)
    President of Amateur Radio Society of Assam.

    8. Member:

    Shri Preeti Ranjan Meekap (VU2PQS)

    Secretary of Amateur Radio Society of Odisha.

    9. Member:

    Shri Yashwant Patel (VU2YOR)

    Converer of HAMFEST India 2016, Secretary of Mount Abu International Ham Radio Club.

    10. Member:

    Smt. D. Bharti Prasad (VU2RBI)

    Chief Coordinator of National Institute of Amateur Radio.

    11. Member:

    Shri Atanu Dasgupta (VU2ATN)

    Home Brewer & Member of BARS.

    12. Member:

    Shri Dinesh Chandra Sharma (VU2DCT)

    Secretary of Hindusthan Aeronautics Limited Scouts Group Amateur Radio Club.

    Volunteer committee

    1. Chief Volunteer: 

    Shri Chandan Sur (VU3OOA)

    Electronics Technician, Member of ARCCS & BARS.

    2. Coordinator, Science City Auditorium: 

    Shri Atanu Modak (VU3NXJ) 

    Home Brewer, Member ARCCS & BARS.

    3. Coordinator, Science City Exibition Grounds:

    Shri Dipankar Hira (VU3YVE)

    GC Member of ARCCS.

    4. Coordinator, Science City Food Place:

    Shri Barun Biswas - (VU3USH)

    Member of BARS.

    5. Coordinator, Salt Lake Stadium Accomodation:

    Shri Chandan Ghosh (VU3CGT) - Member BARS.

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    AMATEUR STATION COMMUNICATION COMMITTEE


    1. Chief Communicator:

    Dr. Asish Biswas (VU2GMT)

    Retd. Govt., Medical Practitioner, Veteran Home Brewer & Member BARS.

    2. Special Net Controller:

    Shri Shankar Mallick (VU2LNA)

    Retd. Govt., Engineer, Veteran Home Brewer & Member of BARS.

    3. Coordinator, Digital Communications:

    Shri Rajesh Vagadia (VU2EXP)

    Western Regional Coordinator of  Amsat India.

    4. Member:

    Shri Sunil Das (VU2SYD)
    Member of BARS.

    5. Member:

    Shri Amit Mitra (VU3NVL)

    Member of BARS.

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    SPECIAL CALL SIGNS ALLOTED:

    AU2HFI

    8T1HFI




    iNAUGURAL SESSION AND KEYNOTE SPEECH

    Speech by  Shri Gopal Madhavan (VU2GMN), President ARSI, 

    Speech by Shri P. Saikia, S. P., Assam Police,

    Speech by Chief Guest Sri Ajaya Gupta (VU2DED), Chief of Prasar Bharti, 

    Speech by Janab Dr. M. Nuruzzaman (VU3YOH) - Member, WB Legislative Assembly & VP of ARCCS,

    Cultural Program by Prof. P. Chatterjee & Prof. S. Chakravorty of Ramsaday College, Calcutta University,

    Keynote Speech on Amateur Radio in NE India by Janab Tahiruddin Ahmed (VU2TUO), Sr. Inspector, Assam Police Radio Organisation.

    Day 1, Post Lunch Breakaway Sessions 1, 2, 3 & 4

    Session 1: History of Amateur Radio in Bengal by Shri Indranil Majumdar (VU2KFR).

    Session 2: Amateur Radio - One World One Language by Smt. Anushree Saha (SWL).

    Session 3: Energy Storage on Super Capacitors by Shri Vilas Purushottam Rabde (VU2PVR).

    Session 4: Betul Lighthouse Expedition by Shri Mahendra Kannavar (VU2ZMK).

    Day 2, Morning, Session 5 & 6

    Session 5: Echo Link & Emergency Communication by Mr. Gregory K. Lee (K16GIG)

    Session 6: SSTV from International Space Station by Shri Rajesh P. Vagadia (VU2EXP).

    Day 2, Morning Breakaway Session 7

    Session 7: Workshop on 'KiCAD' PCB Designing by Prof. S. P. Bhatnagar (VU2SPF)

    Day 2, Morning, Breakaway Sessions 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

     Session 8:‘Jagadish Chandra Bose: The real inventor of wireless receiver’ by Prof. (Dr.) J.P. Bandhopadhyay, Academic Chairman, KEI.

    Session 9: ‘The multi-facet use of radio technology and the new dimension of amateur radio in 21st century’ by Mrs. Anushree Saha(SWL), Teacher; Assisted by Prof. Santu Sikdar (VU3BRW)

    Session 10: Ham Radio vs cell phone under new generation of communication technology by Prof. (DR.) Ashish Kumar Mukhopadhyay, Advisor, KEI.

    Session 11: Decentralized application of Renewable Energy by Arpo Mukherjee, Regional Head, Skill Council for Green Jobs.

    Session 12:Panel Discussion: ‘Active Teaching-learning is a reversible process’. Panelists: Prof. J.P. Bandhopadhyay, academic chairman, KEI, Prof. Dipak Bandhopadhyay, mentor, ME, KPC, Prof. Bishnupada Chottopadhyay, Mentor, CE, KPC, Prof. Pranab Kumar Chottopadhyay, Mentor, EE, KPC, Prof. Asish Kumar Mukhopadhyay, Advisor, KEI, Mrs. Sikha Mukhopadhyay, Director, KMS, Dr. Kartick Kumar Kundu, Principal, KCS, Dr. Suman Gupta Sarma, Principal, KLC, Compare: Mrs. Mousree Basistha, Asst. Professor, KLC.

    Day 2, Morning, Breakaway Sessions 13, 14, 15

    Session 13: Group Discussion 'Amateur Radio in India - Challenges, Potentials, Possibilities and New Dimensions' and 'Mobile Endorsement of Indian Amateur Radio Licence. Panelists: Shri Ajaya Gupta (VU2DED), Shri Sandeep Baruah (VU2MUE), Shri Atanu Dasgupta (VU2ATN), Shri Gopal Madhavan (VU2GMN).

    Session 14: Presentation on Automatic Packet Reporting System, by Shri Sandeep Baruah (VU2MUE). 

    Session 15: 'Hambel Amateur Radio Club' Presentation by Shri Bhaskar R Joshi (VU2BRJ).

    Day 2, Afternoon, Valedictory Session

    Songs by Shri Pankaj M. Jani (VU3PMJP) and 'Kumarjeet' of Italy.

    Results of ARRL Amateur Radio Examination held in HFI2017.

    Results of the HFI2018 Election.

    Vote of Thanks by Shri Jayant Bhide (VU2JAU),

    Felicitation of Hams.

    HAMFEST INDIA 2017 HIGHTLIghts

    19 BREAKAWAY SESSIONS

    Hamfest India 2017 was the first of its kind convention with 19 Breakaway Sessions spread over 2 days and 6 Seminar Halls.

    wpc mobile permit

    Hamfest India 2017 was the first Hamfest in India where permission for use of mobile Amateur Radio Stations was saught for both volunteers and delegates and WPC allotted the Permits.

    GROUP DISCUSSION ON MOBILE PERMIT

    The attitude of WPC towards Amateurs in General and Mobile  Permits in particular were discussed. It was resolved to convince WPC to do away with the requirement Mobile Permits.

    free accomodation

    For the first time, more than 800 delegates were given free dormitory accomodation and food.

    Logo design contest

    For the first time a logo design competition was held and a VHF Base Station was given away as prize to Janab Ali Ashkar Akku (VU3YLI).

    free city tour

    For the first time, free city tours were organised for all delegates, one day before and one day after the HFI2017.

    Special Callsign AU2HFI & 8T1 communications log

    AU2HFI by VU2GMT & VU2JSH

    Date: 15 December 2017

           Time       |      Freq       | Callsign |    RST 

    09.02-09.03  |  07.145MHz | VU2LNA | 59/59

    09.03-09.06  |  07.145MHz | VU3NVL | 59/59

    09.15-09.17  |  14.205MHz | VU2WNN | 59/59

    09.36-09.39  |  14.205MHz | HS0DJU | 59/59

    09.45-09.46  |  14.205MHz |     A65I    | 55/59

    09.52-09.57  |  14.205MHz | HS0ZLQ | 53/56

    10.20-10.22  |  07.145MHz | VU3SAQ | 59/59

    10.22-10.25  |  07.145MHz | S21HA     | 53/59

    10.50-10.52  |  07.145MHz | S21KF     | 53/56

    12.09-12.10  | 145.650(-ve)| VU3DJD  | 59/59

    12.25-12.26  |  07.145MHz | VU3SAQ  | 59/59

    12.50-12.54  |  07.145MHz | VU2SYD  | 59/59

    12.54-12.56  | 07.145MHz  | VU2LNA  | 59/59

    14.48-14.50  | 14.205MHz  | RW0UM  | 55/59

    15.25-15.30  | 21.270MHz  | VU2USA | 55/59

    15.40-15.45  | 14.205MHz  | VU3ARP | 57/58

    15.45-15.50  | 14.205MHz  | VU2DK   | 57/59

    16.10-16.15  | 14.205MHz  | VU3GAO | 55/59

    16.20-16.25  | 14.205MHz  | VU3FTP  | 54/56

    16.25-16.30  | 14.205MHz  | 4E1ADW | 55/59

    16.30-16.35  | 14.205MHz  | DW7VN   | 52/54

    16.40-16.45  | 07.145MHz  | VU2LNA | 55/57

    16.50-16.54  | 14.205MHz  | DU2US   | 54/55

    16.58-17.00  | 14.205MHz  | E23NEZ | 59/59

    18.05-18.08  | 14.205MHz  | HS0ZMY | 56/58

    18.10-18.12  | 14.205MHz  | A41NN    | 59/44

    18.19-18.28  | 21.270MHz  | VK4NBX | 55/55

    19.35-19.37  | 14.205MHz  | A41NN   | 57/47

    19.43-19.45  | 07.145MHz  | YB3KM  | 57/57

    8T1HFI used at mobile stations

    Date: 15-18 December 2017 (00.00-24.00)


    Freq: 144.650MHz (-ve shift) 

    on

    VU2CVH (BARS) Repeater


    Stations at:


    1. Science City Convention Center, JBS Haldane Avenue,

    2. State Youth Hostel, Salt Lake Stadium, JB Block,

    3. NSCB Airport Dum Dum, Kolkata,

    4. Howrah Railway Station, Howrah,

    5. Kolkata Railway Station, Kolkata,

    6. Santrgachi Railway Station, Howrah,

    7. Sealdah Railway Station, Kolkata.


    Active Callsigns:


    VU2HRF, VU2BCC, VU2EGG, 

    VU2YHT, VU3MFM, VU3CCU, 

    VU3RTY, VU2SKI, VU2YHU, 

    VU2ZRF, VU3YWE, VU2BBE,

    VU3RZW, VU3USH, VU2ZOC,

    VU3CGT, VU3DAH, VU2SQO,

    VU3UEP, VU2DLU, VU2SFM,

    VU2DBA, VU2AES, VU3RXJ,

    VU2JSH, VU2KLG, VU2DCT,

    VU2ZOG, VU2KWM, VU2WGO,

    VU3TTX, VU3XMO, VU3XBN.

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