The amateur radio is an old fine hobby from the days of inventing the Morse alphabet and implementing telegraphy. Since the second half of the 19th century, millions of volunteers learned new skills in communications – while attending the amateur radio courses and successfully passed examinations; got their first radio licenses and started transmitting signals to the spectrum. The electronics industry recognized the incoming “flood” of the new communicating enthusiasts, coming from all over the world and predicted them to be a good market very soon. Today we have a lot of opportunities to purchase sophisticated and computerized amateur radio “gadgets” – that include fascinating traditional and brand new communication modes.
To keep up pace with the new trends and spread word and knowledge about the Amateur Radio, Techno India NJR Institute of Technology, Udaipur is organizing National Workshop on Amateur Radio Communications and Computer Networks in Education (NW-ARCCNE) 2012 in association with National Institute of Amateur Radio, Hyderabad, IEEE Computer Society India Council and IEEE Education Society Delhi Chapter supported by TINJRIT IEEE Computer Society Student Branch on 17-18 October 2012.
The workshop will be conducted by Dr. Miroslav “Misko” Skoric, Faculty of Technical Sciences, University of Novi Sad, Serbia. He has 20 years of experience in computer network administration and system maintenance and 20+ years of practice in the amateur radio. Skoric has been maintaining various types of amateur radio bulletin board systems with VHF/HF radio frequency and Internet inputs/outputs in the local amateur radio union and clubs-societies.
In a discussion with Piyush Javeria, Chair, NW-ARCCNE, he informed that the participants will be learning different aspects of the amateur radio fundamentals, such as:
- What is the amateur radio, who are the radio amateurs, how to find and join them
- What is needed to establish a simplest computer communication between two users
- How to solve the problem of natural or artificial obstacle between two (or more) users
- What are the advantages of communication with the amateur radio satellites
- How to exchange an e-mail without an ISP connection or without a telephone
- How to choose the proper modem, radio, antenna and computer
- How to fight against potential amateur radio ‘pirates’ (hackers)
- What regulatory changes are needed to establish more amateur computer networks
- What topics and questions belong to the new suggested ADL licenses
- How to make the local AMUNET and how to link it to a neighbouring one.
The last date to register for the same throughout India is 12th October 2012. More details can be found on the website: http://ieeecs.technonjr.org/nw-arccne