SOFTWARE DESIGNED RADIO (SDR) WORKSHOP
at IIH was conducted on Nov 5th and Nov 6th 2011
The first workshop on SDR Rx was conducted at Indian Institute of Hams (IIH), Bangalore on Saturday, 5th November 2011 and Sunday, 6th November 2011. OM Ram Prabhu, VU2DEV, Trustee - IIH and his team conducted and co-ordinated the workshop effectively.
A total of 8 students participated in the workshop who sucessfully completed the project.
Find below some pictures taken during the workshop...
AMATEUR RADIO ADVANCED DIGITAL COMMUNCIATION NETWORK AND AMATEUR RADIO MESSAGING STATION
Inaugurated on 6th July 2011
The Amateur Radio Messaging Server (RMS)- Gateway station was inaugurated by the Chief Guest, Shri B.M.Baveja, VU2BMB, Group Coordinator & Senior Director, Department of Information Technology, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Government of India at Indian Institute of Hams (IIH), Bangalore on Wednesday, 6th July 2011.
The RMS- Gateway station is being installed as part of a major project titled Amateur Radio Advanced Digital Communications Network being implemented by National Institute of Amateur Radio (NIAR), Hyderabad in the country.
Amateur radio has made significant contributions to science, industry, and the social services. The economic and social benefit derived from amateur radio research has founded new industries, built economies, empowered nations, and saved lives. Amateur radio represents a unique research and development (R&D) environment that cannot be duplicated in the labs or research parks of either industry or the government. Existing at the intersection of the social, economic, cultural and scientific spheres, amateur radio leverages this position to invent and innovate from a unique perspective. Many now-commonplace communication technologies have their genesis in amateur radio.
In order to overcome the above challenges, amateur radio must be supported, so that it may continue to innovate and serve as a source of creativity for both technological and social change as we move forward into the twenty-first century.
The CC&BT Division of DIT has pioneered to sponsor a technology development Project on "Amateur Radio Advanced Digital Communication Network" being implemented by NIAR for the years 2010-2012.
The system provides e-mail capabilities with attachments, position reporting, graphics and text weather bulletins, and provides robust emergency communications between Internet users and the amateur radio communities. This system will be a boon for the critical e-mail emergency communications between the government and civil agencies. The system will allow any mobile or portable operation to connect with the Internet e-mail system from literally anywhere.
The system also has capabilities attractive for emergency communications where local or regional Internet and wire line services are disrupted, overloaded, or down. It is especially useful where accuracy is essential, where information quantity makes voice communications inefficient, and where accurate records of the information sent and received are important. This system is also critical e-mail emergency communications with the government and civil agencies they serve. The network system containing Radio Message Server (RMS) is tied together with the common servers at the hub. Traffic goes in and out between the Internet email recipient, and between radio users through the RMS gateways. In any single message, multiple radio-to-radio addresses may be mixed with radio-to-Internet e-mail addresses, allowing complete flexibility.
The project has relevance to experimentation in emerging technologies on advanced digital communication besides its immense use in disaster management. The project would be implemented over a period of 24 months and can be replicated with the results achieved on successful demonstration of network model, process, systems integration that are documented. NIAR expresses its gratitude to the Government of India, Department of Information Technology for supporting the project.
Amateur Radio messaging system integrates internet technology and appropriate amateur radio technologies to deliver advantages that is not possible with each alone. The system provides email with attachments, position reporting, graphic and text weather bulletins, and robust emergency communications between internet users and the amateur radio communities.