|Released: 17 January 2007|
First parts of log
Current log data status you will found at http://logsearch.de
All sites have been extremely busy with the setup of all stations and the Hamfest on Kadmat. As of tomorrow we will have regular log updates.
Agreed split ranges
|Released: 14 January 2007|
DXped started today
|Released: 9 January 2007|
NIAR PRESS RELEASE - 9th January 2007
Special callsign for
Minicoy Island (AS-106)
License extended for
|Released: 4 January 2007|
NIAR PRESS RELEASE - 4th January 2007
VU7RG permitted for Minicoy Island
Minicoy Operations will start on January 16th and you can expect 2-3 well equipped in SSB and CW, 40 - 10 m.The IOTA-Hunters easily can identify the Minicoy stations since they will use VU7RG/VU...... while Agatti, Bangaram and Kadmat will use VU7RG.
|Released: 27 December 2006|
NIAR PRESS RELEASE - 27th December 2006
VU7RG Blog log
|Released: 22 December 2006|
NIAR PRESS RELEASE - 22nd December 2006
VU7RG permitted to
operate on 30 m Band !!!
need your support!
|Released: 22 November 2006|
NIAR PRESS RELEASE - 22nd November 2006
We are pleased to inform that
the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Department of
Telecommunications, WPC wing has released the first list of Special permission issued to
foreign hams holding Indian amateur radio license to operate amateur radio stations from
Bangaram, Kadmat and Agathi in Lakshadweep Islands.
|Released: 15 November 2006|
NIAR PRESS RELEASE - 15th November 2006
The WPC, Govt. of India, has initiated the process of issuing reciprocal licences to the applicants of VU7 HAMFEST participants. The first batch of 10 reciprocal licences are received today. More are expected to be issued in due course.
If you are interested please
check the webpage from now on on regular base since we start to provide more interesting
details regarding dates, call sign(s), planning status and much more!
|Released: 10 November 2006|
NIAR PRESS RELEASE - 15th October 2006
Today the first reciprocal licenses for team members were granted. Likely that others might follow tomorrow.
If you are interested please check the webpage from now on on regular base since we start to provide more interesting details regarding dates, call sign(s), planning status and much more!
Unfortunately some sine qua non to serve your VU7 needs in efficient and professional way were not possible. Finally not a problem, you will get your "fireworks" from VU7!!!
|Released: 13 October 2006|
NIAR PRESS RELEASE - 13th October 2006
Regrettfully we have heard about rumors regarding VU7 operation permits but we can ensure that Hamfest licenses are getting processed in a regular way.
|Released: 6 October 2006|
We are happy to inform you that the Hon’ble Minister for Communications and IT has approved the NIAR proposal for holding Hamfest – a convention of International amateur radio operators in Lakshadweep Islands (VU7). The event will be held during December 1-3 rd, 2006. The event also coincides the year of Golden Jubilee celebrations of Union Territory of Lakshadweep. Another major attraction for the event is that Indian and Foreign hams can obtain permission from Government of India to operate their Amateur Radio stations during the HAMFEST being held at Lakshadweep Islands during December 1 - 10, 2006.
Several agencies of Government of India have came together to support Amateur Radio activity in our country, particularly the Department of Information Technology, Ministry of Tourism, Lakshadweep Administration, Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Defence, Ministry of HRD and Department of Telecommunications. This was made possible with encouragement we received from DX agencies like GDXF, Germany and DERA, USA etc.
Hamfest is likely to attract large number of operators. It has been decided to spread amateur radio stations to different islands to ensure most efficient operations with their physical separation of 10-60 km.
The operations will take place at least from:
Lots of attention will be put in the organisation of each island operation site:
In addition NIAR has assigned reliable QSL Managers to ensure quickest and most efficient QSL handling for each of the 3 ITU Regions:
Your contribution, in any amount, will make you a valued member of our VU7 operation. We need your support!
We plan a special acknowledgement for Individual Donators. Further details will follow in due time.
More details will be released on the official webpage www.vu7.in as plans and details firm up.
|Released: 30 September 2006|
We have been informed that the competent authority of Government of India has approved NIAR proposal for holding VU7 Hamfest.
Amateur Radio activity will be conducted in the Lakshadweep Islands with active participation of Foreign and Indian Hams.
The Hamfest is expected to
give a major flip to amateur radio activity in the country as well as encourage tourism in
India with large number of participants from several countries. The event also provides a
rare opportunity for foreign hams to operate from VU7 Islands.
|Released: 7 September 2006|
HAMFEST - VU7, 15-25 January 2007.
NIAR is pleased to announce activities of the #2 Most Wanted Entity, VU7-Lakshadweep, in January 2007. The Government of India conducted a meeting of Inter-ministerial representatives with NIAR in New Delhi and gave in-principal approval for VU7 operations. However formal approval will come later by November 2006.
We are planning to operate as VU7RG ( Subject to WPC of DOT Govt. of India agencies to this call ) from 3 excellent equipped and well organized sites from 15-25 January 2007. Late Mr. Rajiv Gandhi VU2RG former Prime Minister of India had encouraged Amateur Radio in India. His wife Mrs. Sonia Gandhi VU2SON is now the leader of UPA in Government in India. It is appropriate this call sign is used.
A group of approximately 70 multinational and 30 Indian Hams are expected to travel from Kochin, India, by boat to Lakshadweep on or about January 12th.
An International Advisory Committe (IAC) is constituted under the Chairmanship of Mr.S.Suri, VU2MY to organise the event successfully. The IAC has broughtout an Memorandum of Understanding to be agreed by participants for better coordination during VU7 operations.
A Sub-Committee is constituted by International Advisory Committee with Mr. Frank Rosenkranz DL4KQ, as Chairman, Ms. Kyoko Miyoshi JR3MVF, Mr. Martti Laine OH2BH, Dr. Glenn Johnson W0GJ as members, Mr. S. Ram Mohan VU2MYH as convenor. This Committee will deal with requirements/ coordination of all international participants of VU7 operations.
More details will be released exclusively by NIAR as plans and details firm up on this official webpage.
We request your kind support and participation to make VU7 activity a successful event.
S.Ram Mohan, VU2MYH
Contacts: Web-master:pa2r @ muurkrant.com - International Advisory Committee: frank @ dl4kq.de - N.I.A.R.: niarvu7 @ gmail.com