Hyderabad: Students at a public school in the Nalgonda district are set to make history by starting an amateur radio club on their school premises.
More than 43 students from the government model school recently obtained their Restricted Quality Amateur Radio licenses from the Ministry of Telecommunications, thanks to the support and encouragement of one of their teachers, Sayed Jilani, who is also a Ham operator. licensed with a VU3OND call sign.
With constant encouragement, the students took the exam organized by DoT’s Wireless Planning and Coordination (WPC) and passed it. But the new amateur radio licensees were faced with another problem – that of procuring the radio equipment to establish long-distance radio contacts.
However, the Hyderabad-based Lamakaan Amateur Radio Club (LARC) came to their aid. The club presented the students with a complete high frequency (HF) platform developed locally by another Hyderabad-based company, HF Signals, which rose to fame after developing extremely inexpensive radio equipment called uBitx. Radio equipment is so sought after among amateur radio enthusiasts around the world.
“We will name the club Dindi Amateur Radio Club (DARC),” exclaimed Sayed Jilani, visibly excited. Although the name of the school is the Telangana State Model School located in the village of Gundlapally, it is more commonly known as the Dindi Government School and hence the Amateur Radio Club will carry the name of Dindi, explains Jilani.
LARC Secretary D Sasibhushan VU2XZ, Vice President Ashaar Farhan VU2ESE and Treasurer Thomas George VU2TJ presented uBITX, power supply, antenna and coaxial cable to the new DARC.
The radio material was presented to the Dindi club during the monthly LARC meeting on Sunday.
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