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!
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
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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.
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
Deepak VU2CDP, and few others who prefer to remain anonymous
CQMUMBAI VHF CONTEST