Since many years I am travelling to India for business reasons.
Since then, I have met some Indian hams for eyeball QSOs like VU2WAP
Miku, VU2ZAP Raj both from Bangalore, VU2YK Rahul and his brother
VU2RAK, both from New Delhi. Others to follow ;-)
One more person to mention is VU2RBI
Bharathi, who helped me a lot obtaining an Indian ham radio licence.
I was applying for the first time back in 2007, did send a bunch of
paper after my online registration, some people of whatever ministry
visited the location which I mentioned in my licence application and
interviewed colleagues of our Indian associated company, but then
nothing any more.
In 2011, René DL2JRM/VU3RYO encouraged me to
apply again but to contact Bharathi for additional support. Together
with her I visited the authorities, talked to many of the employees in
the "supply chain", waited another 3 months or so and was ready to
give up again. Finally I got an e-mail stating "congrats for the
licence..." Since April 9th, 2012 I am holder of the call VU2HBC. The
QTH is located in the city of Gurgaon, south-west of New Delhi (WWLoc
Since then, I could operate a few times with my IC
7000 or my IC 746 and either a G5RV or a Triple-Leg for 20m.
Unfortunately the QTH is located in an industrial area and the noise
level is quite high, that's why I can copy obviously strong stations
By accident I had a contact with Rajesh
VU2OEC on 20m in 2012, he lives just a few kilometers away from my
hotel. Since then, I a meeting with him and some friends during my
stays to Gurgaon for sharing stories and ham experiences, and of
course for nice dinners. I specially would like to mention out of this
group of friends VU2UUU
Kaustav with his wife VU2VUV Tarveen, as well as VU2ATN Atanu, who
supported my activities since 2014.
QSL's via my homecall in DL - please
find details here:
Hope to see you down the log