When the subject is HAM Radio and the day is a holiday, HAMs do not need anything more to motivate them. This spirit was demonstrated by come together by them at every eyball meet all over the world.
Year 2013 :
In July 2013, discussion on CQMUMBAI yahoo group was going on to have at least an eyeball meet. Few of the HAM’s took the lead and after few surveys and discussions all agreed on the same.
Year 2014 :
An initiative by VU2SGW and support by VU2FXF, the meet again happened at Thane on 14.09.14 with 88 Hams and few SWLs. The meet scheduled for a full day with various presentations. This time the HAMs from Nasik and Pune are also joined.
Brief report by VU2PYC : cqmumbai eyeball 2014
Brief report by VU2KWI : cqmumbai eyeball 2014 @ Thane
Year 2016 :
After a small gap, with the initiation by VU2SPM, VU2KWJ, VU2KWI and other supportive HAMs, the CQ Mumbai meet again happened at The Royal Bombay Yacht Club, Behind Taj Mahal Hotel, Opp. Gateway of India, Mumbai on 20.03.16 with 65 Hams and few SWLs. The meet had scheduled for a full day which discussed various topics and homebrew demonstrations and a lunch together. This time we had a DX HAM and the HAMs from Nasik and Pune are also joined.
Brief report will be added soon
CQMumbai Eyeball Meet 2017 got an overwhelming response with presence of 80 HAM’s and SWLs. Not only from Mumbai but fellow HAM’s all the way from Pune, Chennai and Netherlands were present as it was open for all and not restricted to Mumbai HAM’s only.
Along with VU2KWJ, VU2SPM and VU2WE taken up the lead roles to get the Venue at CCI Mumbai and to do all the necessary arrangements. As scheduled the meet started at 11:30 am and VU2NP Shared his vast experience about antennas and its installations, maintenance, tips and tricks etc. VU2JE Continued with apartment antennas which is help full to the hams living in concrete forest. VU2UPX comes with his home brewed projects of VHF, HF and many more. Once Charu completed, t has been announced its the time for lunch and had a wounder full Lunch. The second part started by VU2CDP talked about “HF- Fun for everyone ” which also explained the important of how to keep your shack. PA7FRN invited to speak about the activities at Netherlands and he also explained about FRN (Free Radio Network)
Thanks to all participants, including DX participants like PA7FRN, VU2GMN, VU2VPR etc.
The program ended as scheduled, with a group photo
Scheduled on 03/03/2019