NIAR cordially invites you to participate and celebrate “World Amateur Radio Day 2013” followed by Dinner

Date:  Thursday, 18 April 2013

Time: 5.30 pm to 7.30 pm

Venue: National Institute of Amateur Radio,6-3-1092/93, Raj Bhavan Road, Somajiguda, Hyderabad 500082.

RSVP: Tel Nos. 040-2331 0287, 040-6516 7388

Entry: Free


S.Ram Mohan, VU2MYH

Director, NIAR




Each year on 18 April, radio amateurs around the world celebrate World Amateur Radio Day.  On that day in 1925 the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) was founded.

In 1913 there occurred the first recorded instance of amateur radio being used to provide communications in a natural disaster, during severe flooding in the Midwest of the United States. Accordingly, the theme of the event for 2013 is “Amateur Radio: Entering Its Second Century of Disaster Communications.”





An ASOL Exam will be conducted by Wireless Monitoring Station, Ministry of Communications & IT on 18 April 2013 to coincide  World Amateur Radio Day at N.I.,University, Kumaracoil, Kanyakumari District, for candidates trained by NIAR.




YURI’S NIGHT 2013, Hyderabad  : 12 April 2013

We are pleased to inform you that National Institute of Amateur Radio jointly with Dhruva Space and Vinoothna Geetha Media are organising Yuri’s Night (not-for-profit event), a global celebration of humanity’s past, present, and future in space.


Yuri’s Night events are held around the world each year in the month of April commemorating the day of cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin’s first manned spaceflight on April 12, 1961 and the inaugural launch of NASA’s Space Shuttle on April 12, 1981. Dhruva Space has signed an MoU with Yuri’s Night to bring the space party to India.


The main event is organized in Birla Science Center, Hyderabad on 12th April 2013 from 4:00PM onwards. The event has talks/demos by SpaceMasters from India, Germany and Spain, amateur radio communications besides Star Gazing, satellite tracking, Music and element of surprise etc.


Yuri’s Night shall be celebrated in prestigious institutions across India such as IIT Delhi, IIT Banaras, BITS Goa, UVCE Bangalore. This annual event of celebration of human spaceflight attracts over 100,000 people in over 75 countries on all 7 continents, while tens of thousands more watch the 12-hour live Yuri’s Night Global Webcast and participate online in the virtual world.


We also request you to make it convenient to attend the programme and register your participation at www.yurisnightindia.net.


“Amateur of the Year” Award for Mr. S. Suri, VU2MY

We are pleased to inform you that Mr. Suri, Founder and Chairman, National Institute of Amateur Radio is selected for the prestigious “Amateur of the Year” award by the awards committee of the Dayton Hamvention-2012. Click here to know more| Photos |

             Amateur Radio Classes at Bharat Scouts & Guides, New Delhi

  Training Programme  for Amateur  Station Operators Licence has started in Bharat Scouts & Guides NHQ, VU2BSG, New Delhi from 19th to 30th August 2011. The class timings are from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm. The Course coordinators are Mrs.D.Bharathi Prasad, VU2RBI and Mr.Mukesh Kumar Gola, VU2MCW of NIAR. if any local hams wants to upgrade their  licenses to General licenses, please contact bharathipd@yahoo.com


                            Amateur Radio Classes at NIAR, Hyderabad
Amateur Radio Classes was conducted at NIAR, Hyderabad from 1.8.2011 as follows:
Batch 1: 10.00 am to 11.00 am Batch 2: 5.00 pm to 6.00 pm
The exam is proposed to be held at the end of
October 2011.
For more details please contact on telephone no. 040-23310287, 65167388

Transceiver Assembling Workshop at NIAR

   A 40 Meter Transceiver (JOTA model) assembling workshop was  held at NIAR, Hyderabad during 7 to 10 July 2011. It was conducted by Mr. Rama Prabhu, VU2DEV and Mr.Sudhindra, VU3PWT.

ADCN Station at  Chickmagalur set up

   The Amateur Radio Advanced Digital Communication Network (ADCN) Station at Chickmagalur was set up at Mountain View College on 7th July, 2011. The Incharge of the station is OM Jowhar Azad, VU3HDS. 

 Inauguration of Radio Messaging Server at VU2IIH, Bangalore

    The Amateur Radio Messaging Server (RMS) Gateway Station was inaugurated by Mr.B.M.Baveja, VU2BMB, Group Coordinator, Department of Information Technology, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Government of India  at Indian Institute of Hams, (VU2IIH), 2nd Floor, Gate No.2, Sree Kanteerava Outdoor Stadium, Kasturba Road, Bangalore 560001 on Wednesday, 6th July 2011.This project is implemented by National Institute of Amateur Radio (NIAR), Hyderabad.   

   CQ Awards for NIAR Dxpeditions
       Award Plaques were recently received from CQ Magazine, USA for the two Dxpeditions organized simultaneously by NIAR to celebrate its Silver Jubilee.
 2008 CQ World Wide DX Contest:

1. World Winner in Contest Dxpedition : Single Operator Single Transmitter : Callsign VU4RG            (Operator:  OM Norbert DJ7JC/VU3NLF)  QTH: Port Blair, Andaman Is.
2. World Winner in Contest Dxpedition : Multi Operator Single Transmitter : Callsign VU7SJ          (Operators: OM Franz DL9GFB / VU3RYE & OM Jose VU2JOS)  QTH: Agatti Island, Lakshadweep Is.
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Request for Quotations

Quotations are invited from reputed agencies / dealers for the supply of Amateur Radio HF/VHF/UHF Transceivers, HF Antennas, VHF/UHF Transceivers, VHF/UHF Yagi Antennas, Radio Modems and Computers  for a project being implemented by NIAR with the support of Department of Information Technology, Ministry of Communications & IT, Govt. of India. Last date for submission of quotation is 15 June 2011. Please contact NIAR office for details.


Amateur Radio Museum at NIAR

Inauguration of Amateur Radio Museum, knowledge and awareness center on April 18, 2010 at NIAR. | Invitation | Brochure



Mrs. Bharathi Prasad, VU2RBI, Chief Coordinator, NIAR meets Her Majesty Queen of England on the eve of Commonwealth Observance Day, 8th March 2010

  Krishna Floods –2009- Ham volunteers provide emergency communications

Amateur Radio in Aila Cyclone-2009, West Bengal

Media reports on Aila cyclone relief communications

Ms. S. Yamini, VU2YAM's name includes in Limca Book of Records-National Record 2009

Media publicity on Ms. S. Yamini, VU2YAM

Letter of appreciation from H.E. Governor of Karnataka

Hamtech-2008, International Expo & Conference

Amateur Radio Operations in VU4 & VU7 during 24th Oct - 3rd November 2008

HAMTECH-2008 Proceedings Part-I

HAMTECH-2008 Proceedings Part-II

NIAR ham volunteers receives a Meritorious award Certificate-2008

Report of TI9KK-2008 Dxpedition by Ms. S. Yamini,VU2YAM

DERA, USA awarded its Gold Medal to Ms. S. Yamini (VU2YAM) at the Dayton Hamvention 2008, USA.

Inauguration of Swami Vivekananda Hall-A Report

Join Radio Amateurs in Civil Emergency Service (RACES) and serve the Nation.

HAM-TECH 2008 (October 18-20), Hyderabad

8Message from Mr. S. Suri, VU2MY, Chairman


8Download Ham Tech Brochure in PDF format

8Registration Form

8Call for papers

8Invitation to Exhibitors

8Request for Nominations for HF Transceiver Award

8Seminar on "Amateur Radio for Next Generation" on 21st June 2008 (Gallery)

8Ms. Sadineni Yamini, VU2YAM on TI9KK dxpedition (click here for Hindu Report)

8Invitation for attending Silver Jubilee Celebrations of NIAR

October 18 – 20, 2008 at HyderabadIndia


Amateur radio activity from VU2 / VU4/VU7 during October 24 - November 3, 2008.

8AT60MY - Special event callsign operated by NIAR members  from 20th August 2007 to 17th November 2007  to celebrate 60 years of Independence of India. 

8Department of Information Technology, Govt. of India - NIAR Study Report on Propagation Conditions in Amateur Radio Communications for coastal areas (PDF) 2007

8HAMFEST (VU4AN) - India 2006 Awards Announced


Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Islands

April 18-20, 2006

First Information Circular

Dear fellow hams,

Congratulations!!! - Foreign Hams may get ready to operate from VU4
National Institute of Amateur Radio (NIAR), Hyderabad had earlier organized a successful Dx-pedition (VU4NRO/VU4RBI) in Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Islands during December, 2004. The team members prematurely stopped the Dx-pedition activity after tsunami disaster struck the South Asian region on 26th December 2004 and mobilized their communication resources to provide humanitarian service to support essential rescue and relief operations. The services of these amateur radio operators were appreciated by several agencies in India and abroad.

HEARTY CONGRATULATIONS TO ISRO, AMSAT-INDIA & HAMS 'HAMSAT' First Indian Amateur Radio Satellite Lanched Successfully from Satish Dhawan Space Centre,Sriharikota AP on 05th of May 2005 at 10:14 am. PSLV C6 PUTS HAMSAT INTO ORBIT.


His Excellency the President of India Dr. A.P.J.Abdul Kalam congratulates all Hams at a press conference immediately after successful launch of HAMSAT.


NIAR organised an International Seminar on 'Amateur Radio Communication' in

"Disaster Management " on 18 April, 2005 at Hotel Savera, Chennai, India.

From Left to Right:

Shri Ujagar Singh, IAS, VU2UJS, Shri R.K.Arora, Group Coordinator, DIT, Shri Ajeer Vidya, JS &FA, DIT, Shri N.Vittal, IAS (Retd.)VU2NVO, Mr. Seppo Sisatto, OH1VR, Shri N.G.Nanda, VU2NG, Shri E.Radhakrishna, VU3LRE, Shri S.Suri, VU2MY at mic

NIAR Delegation meets the Prime Minister of India

Dr. Manmohan Singh on  5 March 2005 at  New Delhi.

From Left to Right:

Ms.Bharathi Prasad, VU2RBI, Chief Coordinator & Team Leader VU4 Dxpedition, Dr. Manmohan Singh, Hon'ble Prime Minister of India, Mr.S.Suri,VU2MY Founder, Chairman, NIAR, Mr.S.B.Ram, VU2LIC, Addl. Director & Mr.D.N.Prasad, VU2DBP, Deputy Adviser, Planning Commission, Govt. of India




Release of VU4 Dxpedition QSL Card by Hon'ble Minister of Comm. & I.T (2004)


VU4 Supporters / Sponsors


    NIAR Delegation meets the President of India, Bharata Ratna Dr. A.P.J.Abdul Kalam  on 26-08-2003 at Rastrapathi Bhavan, New Delhi.

From Left to Right: Mr. S.Ram Mohan, VU2MYH, Mr. S.B.Ram, VU2LIC, Dr.Shrikant Jichkar, VU2SJA, Chairman, N.I.A.R

His Excellency Dr.A.P.J.Abdul Kalam, receiving NIAR’s Proposals from Mr.S.Suri, VU2MY, and Mrs.Bharathi Prasad, VU2RBI,

 Mr.P.V.S.N.Sastry, VU2SCO, Dr. Pankaj Chande. Vice-Chancelor, Kavikulaguru Kalidas Sanskrit University, Nagpur.