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National Annual Convention of Amateur Radio Enthusiasts in India - 26th year, 16 - 17 December 2017

Special Call Sign: AU2HFI 

(Proposed)

station / ap pick up

Free Pick Up of Delegates from Railway Stations / Airports on 15/12/2017 & 16/12/2016.

Accomodation

Free Standard Accomodation for the first 250 outstation registrations Ch. In 15/12/2017; Ch. Out 18/12/2016.

exhibition

Explore, Participate & display your ham radio products. Limited number of free stalls available.



The Theme of Hamfest India 2017 is 'Amateur Radio in India: Challenges, Potentials, Possibilities and New Dimensions'. You are invited to present your research work on the theme or one of the four subtopics or Amateur Radio in general for publication in Journal, regular presentation or poster session at the convention..

Please submit your abstract after Registering as a Delegate. The abstract should not exceed 500 word and should confirm to IEEE format. No other format will be accepted. 

Last date for submission of abstract: 10 September 2017.
Date of approval of abstract: 17 September 2017
Last date for submission of papers: 1 October 2017.




event highlights

Notice board:


1. Free Dormitory Accomodation for all Delegates who opts for it during registration. For others who wishes to go for paid accomodation, please contact our authorised travel partner Trips & Tours (Manager - VU2EGG) on +91 801 777 9999. Details Given alongside =====>>>

2. Toll Free Helpline number 1800-120-6191 provided for HAMFEST INDIA 2017 on 17.07.2017.

3. Call for Papers notice published on 30.06.2017

4. Call for Articles for Souvenir published on 01.07.2017

5. LOGO Design Competition Results Declered. CLICK HERE for more details.

6. Committees for HFI2017 Published. CLICK HERE for more details.

7. Railways Concession Details will be made available soon.

8. Postal Department to publish a HFI2017 First Day Cover and Stamp to mark theocassion.

venue of hamfest india 2017:


Science City Convention Center
(National Council of Science Museums, Ministry of Culture, Government of India.

Mini Auditorium, Seminar Halls and Food Court.

​J. B. S. Haldane Avenue, Kolkata 700046.

Experience the hospitality of Kolkata

networking dinner

Cocktail Dinner at a 5 Star Luxary Hotel on 16/12/2017
@ ₹ 2500/- per pax (all inclusive)

Authorised travel agent:


For Paid Hotel Hotel Bookings and Paid Local Tours.





Regd. Office: Shop No. 8 & 13, Mezzanine Floor, Esplanade Metro Rail Station, Kolkata - 700069, West Bengal.

Telephone: 033-460-11099; 0-801-777-9999

WhatsApp: ​0-96749-55088

Manager: ​Shri Subrata Nayak - VU2EGG

Working Hours: 10:00 hrs - 18:00 hrs, Mon - Sat.

Seminars

Details will be updated soon.

kolkata tour

Free City Tour for all delegates on 15/12/2017 and 18/12/2017. Pre- Registration required.

call for papers

Competitions 

Participate in the many competitions like Logo Design, Eyeball, Quiz, Foxhunt canals.

flea market

Shop for junks at the exclusively arranged ham radio junks from all over the country and even abroad.

Theme:- 'Amateur Radio in India: Challenges, Potentials, Possibilities and New Dimensions'.

Technical workshops

Details will be updated soon.

The Amateur Radio Convention and Conference Samity (ARCCS) - VU2GIN,presents the HAMFEST INDIA 2017 in Kolkata.


Kolkata is the City of Joy..... And also the birthplace of Amateur Radio. Shri Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose, the father of wireless communication, discovered and exhibited the existence of electromagnetic waves in the year 1894 in the Town Hall of Kolkata, in the presence of Lieutenant Governor Sir William Mackenzie. Lieutenant Governor Sir William Mackenzie watched and documented the demonstration by Shri Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose. This event was three years before the famous wireless experiment of Marconi in the year 1897. Also mentionable is the fact the first two amateur radio operators in India were from Kolkata. Shri Amarendra Chandra Gooptu (callsign 2JK) and Shri Mukul Bose (2HQ) got their amateur radio operator’s licence in 1921 and the first two-way ham radio communication in the country was done in Kolkata. (In 1929 the VU prefix came into effect in India). So Kolkata holds a special place in the history of Amateur Radio.


20 years have passed since the last HAMFEST that was held in Kolkata in 1996. This year we will try to give you our best so that you can remember it as the best HAMFEST ever.

The basic facilities offered by us this year:

•    Railway Concession for Registered Delegates. Please contact respective State Head Quarters of Bharat Scouts & Guides.
•    Free pick up / drop off from or to Rail Station / Airport.
•    Free Dormitory Accommodation to first 250 outstation HAM registrations. Now increased to all delegates opting for free dormitory accomodation.
•    Subsidised Accommodation to post 250 registrations. 
•    Free Breakfast / Lunch / Tea / Dinner (Excluding Networking Dinner).
•    Free entry into Science City at HAMFEST off hours.
•    Free sightseeing tour.
•    Personalised T-Shirts / Caps / Badges.
•    VHF base station, HF base station and VHF hand helds as prizes for various competitions.
•    Free Stalls to Home Brewers and Club Stations.

Our aim is to involve and engage all hams of India, from the very begining till the end. Hence, we have started with the HAMFEST INDIA 2017 Logo competition and many many more engadgements will follow. So please come back to this website regularly.