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We are pleased to present our event schedule for the 3rd of March. We have a healthy mix of technical and operating lectures complemented by demonstrations keeping in mind the average VU ham.

We will have a special emphasis on amateur satellite operations given the easy availability of VHF/UHF equipment these days. VU2GT will walk us through satellite operating using a simple but effective antenna while VU3PMJ will demonstrate how to decode ISS images and telemetry. The schedule is expected to move around a bit as the demos will be determined by overhead satellite passes. We will also have a demo on DMR and how it can be implemented locally, courtesy VU2EOJ along with friends from New Delhi.

The tinkerers will learn more about Raspberry Pi and its various uses in amateur radio from VU2UPX. VU2BUG will show us what happens when radio and internet technologies converge. VU2CPL will offer practical tips on how to get started in DXing using modest equipment. VU2XE will round up the lecture series with a focus on portable HF operations for Field days, expeditions and contests.

Thanks to the good folks at Radio Jitter, we have some goodies to hand out. We will decide on the lucky few through a fun quiz that will test your general knowledge of the hobby. We will also be handing out certificates to the winners of the CQMumbai Contest held last year.

If you haven’t signed up already, there is no reason to wait any longer. The mini-auditorium of PV Polytechnic, SNDT Women’s University is very comfortable, air-conditioned with good AV facilities. All this with lunch and tea along with the camaraderie of your fellow hams for Rs.650 is a very good deal. So, use the link at the bottom to sign-up today. We hope to see you all on the 3rd!

PS: The convention is open to all hams, SWLs, spouses and friends of hams, and anyone interested in ham radio!

Event schedule:

10:00 – 10:20 Meet & greet
10:20 – 10:30 Welcome
10:35 – 11:05 Raspberry Pi in amateur radio: Charu VU2UPX
11:10 – 11:40 IoT and narrow band communications : Akshay VU2BUG
11:45 – 12:15 DMR demo: Suresh VU2EOJ
12:15 – 13:30 Lunch
13:35 – 14:05 Getting started in DXing: Manoj VU2CPL
14:10 – 14:40 Portable HF operations: Kiran VU2XE
14:45 – 15:15 Working the FM birds: George VU2GT
15:15 – 15:40 Tea
15:45 – 16:00 Decoding ISS downlinks: Pankaj VU3PMJ
16:05 – 16:20 Quiz
16:25 – 16:45 Special announcements & felicitations
16:50 – 17:00 Close

Don’t wait, Register Now !!N

o SPOT Registration.

For any queries related to registration please drop us a mail on j4jatin@gmail.com

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CQCQ Mumb Amateur Radio Convention – 2019

After a break in 2018, the CQ Mumbai Amateur Radio Convention returns in 2019 on Sunday, the 3rd of March. This year’s programme will be longer than past editions – starting at 10 am and finishing by 5 pm – and will provide ample time to socialize, listen to a variety of speakers on a range of interesting topics, enjoy a sumptuous lunch and even share a few light-hearted moments over tea!

Thanks to Kaushik VU2KTW, we have a centrally located QTH in association with PVP S.N.D.T. Women’s University for the event. The address is Mini Auditorium, J.H. Centre, S.N.D.T. Women’s University, Juhu Road, Santa Cruz (West), Mumbai – 400 049.

The tentative programme schedule is as follows:

10.00 – 10:30  Meet & greet
10:30 – 10:40  Welcome address
10:45 – 12:15  Technical forum (homebrewing, latest developments, etc.)
12:15 – 13:30  Lunch
13:30 – 15:15  Operating forum (contesting /dxing, VHF & above, etc.)
15:15 – 15:45  Tea
15:45 – 16:45  Open forum for clubs
16:45 – 17:00  Special announcements and Closing remarks.

We are planning activities for increased interaction among attendees and also talking to prospective vendors who would like to showcase items for sale. The above schedule is currently flexible and would be firmed up as our speakers confirm their topics and travel plans. We do have guest speakers this time around!  We will publish the final schedule by the 23rd of February.

Registrations: 

Considering the centrality of the venue and costs of catering, we have currently set the registration amount at Rs. 650

How to Register:

1. Open the Payment Details Link above
2. Use the Payment Details to deposit the money by Cash / NEFT / IMPS / UPI / ONLINE TRANSFER
3. In the link that opens, you will also find the link to a Registration Form.
4. Use the Registration Form to send us your details after making payment.
5. Wait for one of us to send you a confirmation email or SMS within 2 days.
6. Get some more Hams to join you.
7. Come for the meet on the 3rd  of March 2019.
8. Registration fee is non refundable – non transferable under any circumstances.

The last date for registering is February 21st.  No spot registrations please as last minute additions make the caterers unhappy!

We welcome sponsors who can help reduce the registration cost further or assist in any other way.

The event is open for anyone interested in ham radio and we take this opportunity to also invite all clubs in Mumbai to use this forum to showcase their activities.

Any suggestions or inputs on program flow, please feel free to get in touch with any of us or mail to j4jatin at gmail.com

73,
Jatin VU2KWJ
Gaurav VU2WE
Shripal VU2SPM
Deepak VU2CDP, and few others who prefer to remain anonymous

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SPL NET

With great pleasure, would like to inform that there will be Special Net on the eve of 72nd Independence Day. i.e., on 14th August 2018 at 11.45pm IST.
This is the 22nd year Our Net Controllers WLL/PJM conducting the Special Net on the eve on Independence Day
The net will be conducted on the repeater i.e. 145.000 with standard
 Positive Shift.
Event: Independence Day Net
 Net Controller: VU2WLL and VU2PJM
 Date: 14th August 2018
 Time : 11.45pm
 Freq. : 145.000 + Shift or Simplex 145.000
Request all the HAMs to check in and make it a memorable event. Please pass the info to other ham friends and request them to join to have maximum check-ins. We are targeting minimum 72 check-ins and it will be easily achieved with all of your support.
*Please note that the check-in to this special net will be eligible to get 3 points to the CQ Mumbai VHF Contest*
 Looking for more info, please join our regular nets. “Night Owl’s Net” at 09.30pm and/or “Sahyadri Net” at 07.30am
Comments/Suggestions appreciated.
Note: To encourage the use of frequency, the Echolink or Zello will not be connected.

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CQMUMBAI VHF CONTEST

The First CQ Mumbai Net Check-in (VHF+UHF) Contest will be conducted between  14th August Midnight Net to 31st August 2018 Night Owls Net.
Aim: To increase on-air activities and to bring new ham on air.
The Contest will starts from the midnight special net on 14th and ends at 31st Night Owls net
The Contest Nets are
15 Sahyadri Net (15.08.18 to 31.08.18)
15 Night Owls Net(15.08.18 to 31.08.18)
2 UHF Net (19.08.18 & 26.08.18)
1 Independence Day Net (14.08.18 midnight Special Net)
1.      Every check-in in the Sahyadri Net and Night Owls Net fetch One point each.
2.      Every check-in to the Sunday UHF net fetch 2 points each(Only UHF Contact)
3.      Check-ins to the Independence day net
fetch 3 Bonus point
4.      5 bonus points will be awarded if a station introduce a new station and the new station  check in at least TEN Nets during the contest period
5.      The Contest will be on 145.000 with positive shift for VHF Net and 435.000 simplex for UHF net ( Simplex Check-in on 145.000 is also be considered)
6.      The net is open for all HAMs
7.      The Net Controllers and CQ Mumbai decision will be final
8.      The Prizes will be distributed during the Next CQ Mumbai Meet.
 The Prizes:
1st.Dual Band Handi (Baofeng)
2nd.SDR Dongle
3rd.Node MCU based WX Station
#New Station who completes 10 check-ins: VHF Antenna
#All Stations who completes 20 check-ins will be eligible for Special Certificate..
PS : Any query please feel free to contact us on cqmumbaicontest@gmail.com
NOTE:-
In case of  tie of scores for 1, 2 and 3 rd place, the winner will be decided by Lucky Draw, during the meet.
02. Prize winners and all hams eligible for Certificate needs to remain present in CQ Mumbai Eyeball Meet for claiming their prizes and certificate else will be declared disqualified and not eligible for any prize.
Happy Hamming.
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