Welcome to Hyderabad! A city full of things to see and do!
The festival venue is the famous Muffakham Jah College of Engineering and Technology.
One of the finest engineering colleges in the country.
The building was originally the summer resort of the Nizam of Hyderabad.
Explore the beautiful college campus.
Driving directions> : Ask your driver to take you to Road 3, Banjara Hills. You can't miss it once you are there!
Here's a brief list of the last few registrations (updated every 24 hours):
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Registrations open. Once you collect your badge and the kit, proceed to breakfast in the lawns.
A short and sweet inauguration. Hear all about the excellent sessions, flea market and exhibitors.
Go around the exhibition, flea market, meet up with your friends!
Be quick to buy all the good stuff! It's bound to disappear fast.
What are the problems facing us Indian hams. What can be done about them? Licensing, spectrum, WPC issues, import of equipment, etc. These are all the issues that we discuss in this session.
Meet the famous homebrewers of India! Presentations on RM96, Minima, BITX, SOTAs, JOTA, Bhuji and more. Learn to homebrew and align your own low cost sets easily : from simple direction conversion to high performance general coverage radios! Learn about the kits available in India – for beginners to advanced builders.
Organized by VU2ESE (Ash) Farhan
Participate as a team of upto 5 people. Now, given a junkbox of simple standard components, what can you build within three hours? Exciting new equipment as prizes. Spot registrations.
Organized by VU2PEP (Paddy)
Do you want to talk about something not covered in the sessions? Just book a slot at the Open House.
Contact the reception to book your slot.
Indian Hams have done excellent job in handling calamities. Listen to the experiences of emergencies by hams who have been there. Discuss equipment, bands, antennas, clearances, governmental support. What are the challengers and issues?
Organized by VU3RSB (Sara)
Homebrewing has gone digital! From Arduinos to high performance SDRs. Be upto date with Indian SDRs like the VU-berry, ANAN and Indian-SDR (display and demo). Learn to homebrew with Arduino – a low cost credit card sized computer that can control all your radios and test gear. Learn about using SDR from the world beating ANAN set to the simplest of SDR designs.
Organized by VU3ELR (Sasi)
How well do you know your Q-codes? Country call signs? Who was India's first licensed ham? Attend this quiz to learn and win prizes. Spot registrations.
Listen to the top grade Dxers and Dxpeditioners of the country. The hams who have organized and gone on Dxpeditions and won radio contests. How does one prepare, get permissions, pack and operate? What antennas, equipment is used? What are the challenges?
Organized by VU3RSB, Sarath Babu 'Sara'
Working satellites is easy now. What is the minimum equipment needed to work the satellites? How are these satellites made? Listen to the hams who built and operated the Indian Hamsats. This is a demo session where you will see how easy it is to setup a satellite station and work these birds.
Organized VU3TYG (Nitin), Amsat India
A new type of fox hunt that needs you to think on your feet! Bring your VHF handies and search for the treasure! Spot registrations for a team of three. Starts from the Main Hall.
Organized VU2POP (Pratap)
We all love building antennas! From large HF yagis to small VHF rubber ducks. This is a session that discusses all types of antennas from people who have built and used them. Practical advice and theory. Learn and share your antenna stories.
Organized by VU2POP (Pratap), BARC
What is the best way to measure SWR, Impedance, RF Power? How can we tune our antennas properly? How to test a receiver or transmitter? Learn to build simple test equipment and use it properly.
Organized by VU2ESE (Ash) Farhan, LARC
Have you always wanted to ramp up your CW but never found the time? Now, Aravind is here to help you! In this short session, you will learn to start using a computer to quickly ramp up your CW speed within hours. We promise to get you started with CW in this session!
Conducted by VU2ABS Aravind.
Vintage gear, valve radios and old equipment! The classics like the HRO, BC-348 and Heathkits are some of the radios that we all treasure. This is a session is about finding, collecting, restoring vintage radios of yesteryears to perfect condition. Attend this to enjoy and pick up some expert tips on restoring old gear.
Organized by VU2KNN (Rajan), LARC
Repeaters and Echolink have now created a global communication network. India now boasts of more than 30 repeaters. What are the issues and how are these repeaters doing? Share your experiences, technical, regulatory and other topics in building and operating repeaters. From applying for repeater license to tuning up the duplexers.
Organized by VU3ELR (Sasi)
Do you have any ham gear that you want to sell? Or are you looking to buy a second hand rig? Come and bid in this auction. Auction will be conducted by VU2FI (Satyapal) the auction specialist of Hamfests!!!!
The Hamfest' 14 will draw to a close with the bidding for the next hamfest.
Hamfest'14 will feature many many interesting talks and workshops. These are some of the speakers
Suggest a Speaker!Would you like to speak at any of the sessions or is there someone you'd like to hear at the Hamfest?
Prez - LARC
Prez - ARSI
VP - LARC
Treasurer - LARC
A major attraction of Hamfests is the exhibitors and the flea market!
Hamfest'14 will have the largest gathering of exhibitors yet!
Book your Table
Get a free table at the flea market!
Book your Stall
Limited exhibiton stalls are still available at Rs.5000 for 10' by 10'
Book your stall!
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Technocables Pvt. Ltd.Manufacturers of MIL grade radio cables. Grab your RG-58s, RG-174s and RG-213s here!
GT Comm - AntennasFounded by VU2GT (George), George's antennas are well known for their ruggedness and performance. Buy yours here!
VU2ABS - HexbeamHexbeam is a very light-weight, inexpensive multiband antenna with a yagi's performance. Book yours!
VU2LB – Used EquipmentLalith bhai is well known all over India for providing us with excellent used equipment. He will bring his latest collection to the Hamfest.
MX ConnectorsMDR Electronics, the local distributors for MX connectors will sell all HF/VHF/UHF connectors, convertors, adapters.
Modern Electronics – ComponentsPick up your IRFs, transistors, crystals, tools. All your homebrewing needs from Hyderabad's most famous components shop.
Ganesan VU3GEK : VHF and HF kits, componentsGanesan's famous high performance kits as well as imported and difficult to get components.
LARC : BITX kits, accesoriesLARC will be selling the famous BITX kits, etc. at a hamfest special price. Take one!
Thyagu - VU2PTRTest equipment, RF amps, kits
Vertel InfotelHandies and VHF sets.
Galaxy Technocomm : LMR CablesThe low-loss LMR cables, connectors are essential for repeaters, VHF and satellite work. Buy them cheap!
HF SignalsBuy Minima parts and kits for a general coverage HF transceiver
GlobalTelecomHandies, cables, connectors!
VU2OO – Used EquipmentThose who came for Gwalior hamfest will remember VU2OO's extensive junk and rigs.
VU3GNL Sajugopal - AntennasMakers of high performance beam antennas for the HF.
Sri Lakshmi Power SystemsSinewave Invertors, Batteries, Solar Arrays.
The Hamefest 2014 souvenier is going to be a special, full of projects and useful information!
Place a Strip Ad for Rs.550
Submit your Article
Lamakaan Amateur Radio Club
IEEE Hyderabad Chapter
Muffakham Jah Colllege
Hamfest India 2014 was won by us thorugh a popular vote at the Gwalior Hamfest, 2013.
We intend to do our very best for this festival
- Team Hamfest India 2014
Chairman, Hamfest 2014
Secretary, Hamfest 2014
Convener Hamfest 2014
Co-convener - Finance
Co-convener - Infrastructure