Dates and time 08.12.2019 to 22.02.2020
qrv on all saturdays, sundays and other holidays

Field Day

Field Day is the single most popular on-the-air event held annually. Field Day is a camp out,
practice for emergencies, an informal contest and, most of all, FUN!
It is a time where many aspects of Amateur Radio come together to highlight our many roles. While
some will treat it as a contest, others use the opportunity to practice their emergency response
capabilities. It is an excellent opportunity to demonstrate Amateur Radio to the general public that
Amateur Radio might serve in an emergency.

The contest part is simply to contact as many other stations as possible and to learn to operate our
radio gear in abnormal situations and less than optimal conditions.
We use these same skills when we help with events such as marathons and bike-a-thons; fundraisers such as walk-a-thons; celebrations such as parades; and exhibits at fairs, malls and museums
— these are all large, pre-planned, non-emergency activities.

But despite the development of very complex, modern communications systems — or maybe
because they ARE so complex —ham radio has been called into action again and again to provide
communications in crises when it really matters. Amateur Radio people (also called “hams”) are
well known for our communications support in real disaster and post-disaster situations.

Repeater Society of Calicut

Repeater Society of Calicut is a fraternity of licensed Amateur Radio Operators or HAMs in
Calicut. It is the primary source of information about what is going on in ham radio in Calicut. It
provides books, news, support and information for individuals and clubs, special events, continuing
education classes and other benefits for its members. Repeater Society of Calicut is the official
partner for Jamboree-On-The-Air (JOTA) which is an official international event of the World
Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM) organised by the Bharat Scouts and Guides,
Kozhikode District.


The Malabar Amateur Radio Society (MARS) is dedicated to emergency communications,
The Ham Radio Wireless Repeater System under the Malabar Amateur Radio Society in
Malappuram district played a crucial role in assisting district authorities in the disaster in
Kavalappara, Nilambur.


Dates and time 25.01.2020 to 26.01.2020
Organised by: Repeater society of Calicut and MARS

Ham Radio or Amateur Radio
Often called “ham radio,” the Amateur Radio Service has been around for a century. In that
time, it’s grown into a worldwide community of licensed operators using the airwaves with every
conceivable means of communications technology. Amateur Radio is a fascinating hobby for people
or all ages of all walks of life irrespective of age, educational qualifications and status. Its people
range in age from youngsters to grandparents. Even rocket scientists and a rock star or two are in
the ham ranks. Most, however, are just normal folks who enjoy learning and being able to transmit
voice, data and pictures through the air to unusual places, both near and far, without depending on
commercial systems. It is well suited to the persons with disabilities and elder citizens who are
looking for new friends in their life.
Ham radio has always been in the forefront whenever a disaster strikes, be it a flood, a
cyclone, an earthquake or whatever kind of natural or man made situation..
The Amateur Radio frequencies are the last remaining place in the usable radio spectrum
where one as an individual can develop and experiment with wireless communications. Hams not
only can make and modify their equipment, but can create w hole new ways to do things.

250th Session of Rajya Sabha

The Parliament of India is a magnificent manifestation of the democratic ethos of our country. The
Parliament of India has three constituents, namely, the President of India, the Rajya Sabha (Council
of States) and the Lok Sabha (House of the People). The Council of States (Rajya Sabha) consists
of not more than two hundred fifty members, out of which two hundred and thirty-eight members
represent the States and Union territories and twelve members are nominated by the President. The
Rajya Sabha is a permanent body and is not subject to dissolution. However, one-third of its
members retire biennially. A member who is elected for a full term retains his membership for six
Rajya Sabha being a federal chamber enjoys certain special powers under the Constitution.
All the subjects/areas regarding legislation have been divided into three Lists – Union List, State
List and concurrent List. Union and State Lists are mutually exclusive – one cannot legislate on a
matter placed in the sphere of the other. However, if Rajya Sabha passes a resolution by a majority
of not less than two-thirds of members present and voting saying that it is “necessary or expedient
in the national interest” that Parliament should make a law on a matter enumerated in the State List,
Parliament becomes empowered to make a law on the subject specified in the resolution, for the
whole or any part of the territory of India.


70th anniversary of the Indian Constitution

The Constitution of India was framed by a Constituent Assembly set up under the Cabinet
Mission Plan of 1946. The Constituent Assembly set up 13 committees for framing the constitution
including a Drafting Committee under the Chairmanship of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar. On the basis of the
reports of these committees, a draft of the Constitution was prepared by a seven-member Drafting
Committee. It is the longest written Constitution in the world containing 395 Articles, 22 Parts and
12 Schedules. If one looks at the formation, adoption and passing of the Constitution of India, it
took a total of 2 years, 11 months, and 18 days to complete it. People of India are the ultimate
custodians of the Constitution. It is in them that sovereignty vests and it is in their name that the
Constitution was adopted. The Constitution empowers the citizen, but the citizen too empowers the
Constitution – by following it, by adhering to it, by protecting it, and by persevering to make it
more meaningful with words and deeds. The Constitution is nobody’s preserve – and it is
everybody’s preserve.

The Fundamental Duties of citizens were added to the Constitution by the 42nd Amendment
in 1976, upon the recommendations of the Swaran Singh Committee that was constituted by the
Government. The Committee suggested that steps needed to be taken to ensure that the individual
did not overlook his duties while in exercise of his Fundamental Rights.