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About the HAM Club

Amateur radio is a community of people that use radio transmitters and receivers to communicate with other Amateur radio operators. The things that amateur radio operators do with their radios are as diverse as the people themselves. Amateur radio operators are often called ham radio operators or simply "hams".

Amateur (HAM) Radio is both a Hobby activity and Service. It is an activity of Self Learning, Inter-Communication & Technical Investigation carried on the duly authorized persons (i.e. Amateur Radio Operators) for a personal aim and without pecuniary interest. There are over 30 lakhs people all over the world who pursue this activity in their free time, in India we have around 15000 amateur radio operators.

Amateur Radio Operators have to qualify in an examination conducted by Ministry of Communications & IT, Government of India and obtain license for operating / possessing a Radio Station.

HAM Club @ SSM

SSM College of Engineering the first engineering college having the amateur radio station license (VU2SYE).Every year we conduct Amateur station operator’s license examinations through the ministry of Information technology and communication. Every semester we conduct guest lectures, awareness programs and workshops for the benefit of the members.

The syllabus consists of Basic Electronics and Communication Procedure and the exam is of objective type.

To qualify in General Grade one must qualify in Morse Code at 8 words per minute.

It takes just a few weeks training to become eligible for the examination.

Our club organizes classes to prepare students and faculty members for their ham radio license (A.S.O.C) exam.

How to become a HAM?

Any individual above the age of 12 can became a HAM in India after qualifying in Amateur Station Operators Certificate examination

There are 2 grades of licences:

The syllabus consists of Basic Electronics and Communication Procedure and the exam is of objective type.

To qualify in General Grade one must qualify in Morse Code at 8 words per minute.

It takes just a few weeks training to become eligible for the examination.

Our club organizes classes to prepare students and faculty members for their ham radio license (A.S.O.C) exam.

Fee Details

The exam fee is Rs. 100 per grade

Amateur Radio licences are issued after clearance by Home Ministry, Govt. of India.

The licence fee for 20 years is Rs.1000/- and Rs.2000/- for life time

Who conducts ASOC Examinations in India?

The Officer-In-Charge, Wireless Monitoring Station, Dept. of Telecommunication under Ministry of Communication, Govt. of India is the authority for conducting Amateur Radio examinations.Our college is one of the nodal center for conducting Amateur Radio examinations.

Setting up a station

Amateur Radio Transceivers can be made by enthusiasts with locally available components. Several Hams have come up with their circuit design, PCBs and construction of low cost Amateur Radio equipment.There are several International brands that sell their Amateur Radio equipment in India with network chain of Dealers and sub-dealers. You could buy any equipment that fits in your budget from these dealers. The prices ranges widely from model, make, manufacturer and features. Some popular brands are Kenwood, Icom, Yaesu, Alinco etc.Amateur Radio equipments are on sale at our club.

Building your own Radio

Building your own radio is also an option. You can build inexpensive kits, especially for use on HF frequencies, but there are also kits available for the VHF and UHF bands. For most people, kits are a better choice than trying to "roll your own" from scratch. The nature of how electronic parts are sold makes it more cost effective to buy a pre-packaged kit containing all the parts than to try and buy all the parts you might need, individually. Kits are especially popular for "QRP" or low power radio operation. While 100 watt (or more) radios are popular for HF operation, you can have a lot of fun with a radio operating at the 1 to 10 watt level, and make contacts out to thousands of miles. Many inexpensive, low power HF radio kits are available our club is also helpful to their members to build their own instrument.

Things you can to do with Amateur Radio

Amateur Radio operators in their free time use their radio stations and conduct two-way communication and exchange cultural, personal, technical information with other amateurs not only within India but all over the world. The two-way communications using Radio Transmitters, receivers, antennae can be either through Voice, Morse Code, Digital (Video & Data) or through Satellites.


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