Hyderabad: Students of a Government School in Nalgonda district are on the verge of creating history by setting up an amateur radio club on their school premises.
Over 43 students of the Government Model School got their restricted grade amateur radio licenses from the Department of Telecommunications recently, thanks to the support and encouragement by one of their teachers Sayed Jilani, who is also a lelicensed Ham operator with a call sign VU3OND.
With the consistent encouragement, the students took the examination conduced by the Wireless Planning and Coordination (WPC) of the DoT and cleared it. But the fresh amateur radio license holders faced another problem – that of procuring the radio equipment for making long distance contacts over radio.
However, the Hyderabad- based Lamakaan Amateur Radio Club (LARC) came to their help. The club presented the students a complete High Frequqncy (HF) rig indigenously developed by another Hyderabad-based company HF Signals, which shot to fame after it developed an extremely low cost radio equipment named uBitx. The radio equipment isuch sought after among the Amateur Radio enthusiasts world wide.
“We will name the club as Dindi Amateur Radio Club (DARC)”, exclaimed a visibly excited Sayed Jilani. Though the school’s name is Telangana State Model School situated in Gundlapally village, it is more popularly known as Dindi Government School and hence the amateur radio club will be named after Dindi, explains Jilani.
The LARC secretary D Sasibhushan VU2XZ, vice-president Ashaar Farhan VU2ESE, and treasurer Thomas George VU2TJ presented the uBITX, a power supply, antenna and the coax cable to the newly formed DARC.
The radio equipment was presented to the Dindi club at the monthly meeting of the LARC on Sunday.
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