Sunday, December 21, 2008

HAM radio awareness demo :

STIMULUS – 2008, an Abhinav Inter school & Inter College festival of Learning (18th-19th December, 2008) organized by Abhinav Vidyalay & Jr. College, Dombivli, attended by more than 3500 Students, teachers and parents from around 30 schools from Dombivli- Kalyan area.

Every year Abhinav Vidyalay is organizing STIMULUS in December with the motto to create a Stimulus in students, one that will attract, motivate, challenge & enrich them with different themes and the current year theme is Communication.

The program inaugurated at sharp 9 am on 18-12-2008 and the following guests of honour were present. Mr. Bharat Mallik (Prez. Arya Gurukul), Mrs. Neelima Mallik (Pri. Arya Gurukul), Mr. Sanjeev Kadoo (Jt. Sec., Pioneer Education Mumbai), Mr. Sushil Soni (Director, Viswendu Vidya Prasarak Mandal, Dombivli). Motivated and talented students from Abhinav as well as near by schools were present with their projects, models and power point presentations explaining different ways of communication which included process of communication, means of communication, applications, Art & Communication and the technology behind communication.

Ham Radio operator Satheesh Menon (VU2WSM) was invited by the school authorities for explaining the radio communication techniques and its work. Satheesh Menon (VU2WSM) with his team including Mr. Joy Chandran (VU3JOY), Mr. Paresh Thakkar (SWL), Prahlad Bhodke (SWL), Ms. Deepti Menon and Ms. Devika Rao (SWLs) were present with all the set-ups, demonstrated the communication techniques including installation of antenna, setting-up a station and how to establish a contact. Brief explanation about HAM radio was given, like how to make friends all over the world using HAM radio, how to get into this hobby and how the HAM radio is useful during disaster & emergencies.

The response from the students, teachers and parents was amazing and they are very much thrilled on live demo of radio amateur communication. On 19th December 2008, the closing ceremony fixed at 4pm was extended to 5pm for accommodating the students from other schools.

Mr. U.K.Dongre (Block Ed. Officer Kalyan and Mr. Dhananjay Phendarkar - Mgr. IDBI, Dombivli) were present in closing and award ceremony. Awards and mementos were distributed to the students for their best communication projects and participation.

Courtesy : As per feedback given by VU2WSM


  1. hey,
    we really enjoyed the day out to school...

    refreshing to be in the midst of so many wannabe HAMs !


  2. Congrats WSM and JOY, you guys have done a great job to take the hobby forward.



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