By definition, the term amateur would imply that the radio and its operator are either committed to helping communities or pursue it out of individual interest without any ambition of financial compensation, unlike commercial radio operators. The term amateur is not a reflection on the capabilities of the system or the skill of the operator. It simply indicates that the operators are committed to helping communities without financial gain. This also helps as a classification basis for the licence, with enthusiast licences for Hams being cheaper than commercial ones. According to rough industry estimates, there were around 16, operators in India in , and around six million worldwide. HAM radio operators also regularly participate in contests where they go on air and compete to see who can make the most contacts in a specified time.
Apr 19 : Mirror Bangalore. Ham enthusiasts use remote stations on National Field Day. In 24 hours, operators were able to make contact with over 70 international stations. The conversation, in Q code, was about the quality of signals and the exchange lasted no more than a minute. But it was a eureka moment.
View My Garage. I was wondering why there was no dedicated thread for Amateur Radio on T-Bhp. I am sure most of us know something about it but did not pursue the hobby due to various reasons. Radio Amateurs a. Be it any DIY stuff, Hams would have been there done that.
Around delegates from different parts of India, mostly from the southern part of the country, attended the 18th hamfest. He also emphasised that the motto of the hams is to serve the nation through this hobby. He urged all the hams present on the occassion to help the authorities at the time of disaster.