A 2 day national workshop on Amateur Radio Communications & Computer networks in Education (NW-ARCCNE – 2012) was held in Techno India NJR Institute of Technology on 17th and 18th October, 2012.
This workshop was organized by Techno India NJR, Udaipur in association with National Institute of Amateur Radio (NIAR), Hyderabad and supported by IEEE (TINJRT) Computer Society Student Branch. The workshop was hosted by Miroslav Skoric, Faculty of Technical Sciences, University of Novi Sad, Serbia, who explained various aspects of Amateur Radio and Digital Network.
The inaugural witnessed presence of guests like Miroslav Skoric, S. Ram Mohan, Director, NIAR, Rajveer Shekhawat, GM, Secure Meters, Mazher Hussain, Secretary, CSI Udaipur Chapter, and online presence of Dr. Sorel Reisman, past president, IEEE Computer Society. In the beginning, Mr. S. Ram Mohan gave a brief intro on Amateur Radio, informed about the advantages and how it had been of great help in recent past.
It was later taken over by Miroslav, where he took an in-depth session on Amateur Radio, setting it up, and gave a hands-on practical session of Amateur Radio transmission. The workshop successfully concluded with certificate distribution, and on a note to contribute more intelligence and efforts to the Global Amateur Radio Community.
Given below are few glimpses of the event held at Techno India NJR Institute of Technology.
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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