Lucky draw - icom ic 7300:

Mini Auditorium:​ (400 pax)

14.00 - 16.00 Hours: Presentation of Papers.

16.00 - 18.00 Hours: Valedictory Session.

Seminar Hall SNB: (100 pax)

09.00 - 11.00 Hours: Echo Link & Emergency Communication
                                    By Gregory K. Lee (KI6GIG) & Ambarish Nag 
​                                    Biswas (VU2JFA), Secretary-West Bengal
​                                    Radio Club.

11.00 - 12.00 Hours: HAMSAT II - Amsat India 
                                    By Nitin Muttin (VU3TYG).

12.00 - 13.00 Hours: Presentation on Receiving International 
                                    Space Station Images with a Simple Setup / 
                                    RTL SDR.
                                    By Shri Rajesh P. Vagadia (VU2EXP)
                                    Regional Coordinator, West India Zone,
                                    AMSAT - India.

14.00 - 16:00 Hours: Workshop on KiCAD P. C. B. Designing.
                                    By Prof. S. P. Bhatnagar (VU2SPF).   .

16.00 - 18.00 Hours: Lecture on "Advancements on Antennas in 
​                                    wireless Communications".
                                    By Prof. M. Ranga Rao, Scientist.

Seminar Hall MNS: (100 pax)

09.00 - 11.00 Hours: Presentation on Automatic Packet Reporting
                                    System.
                                    By Shri Sandeep Baruah(VU2MUE), Scientist
                                    E, Vigyan Prasar, Dept. of Science &
​                                    Technology, Government of India.

11.00 - 13.00 Hours: 

14.00 - 16.00 Hours: 

16.00 - 18.00 Hours: 

Seminar Hall CVR: (100 pax)

09.00 - 11.00 Hours: 

11.00 - 13.00 Hours: 

14.00 - 16.00 Hours: 

16.00 - 18.00 Hours:

Seminar Hall HJB: (100 pax)

09.00 - 11.00 Hours: 

11.00 - 13.00 Hours: 

14.00 - 16.00 Hours: 

16:00 - 18.00 Hours:

Seminar Hall S5: (20 pax)

09.00 - 11.00 Hours: 
11.00 - 13.00 Hours: 
14.00 - 16.00 Hours: 
16:00 - 18.00 Hours:

Seminar Hall S6 (VIP): (20 pax)

09.00 - 11.00 Hours: 
11.00 - 13.00 Hours: 
14.00 - 16.00 Hours: 
16:00 - 18.00 Hours:

Seminar Hall S7A: ​(20 pax)

09.00 - 11.00 Hours: 
11.00 - 13.00 Hours: 
14.00 - 16.00 Hours: 
16:00 - 18.00 Hours:

Seminar Hall S7B: (20 pax)
09.00 - 11.00 Hours: 
11.00 - 13.00 Hours: 
14.00 - 16.00 Hours: 
16:00 - 18.00 Hours:

​Seminar Hall S8A: ​(40 pax)

09.00 - 11.00 Hours: 
11.00 - 13.00 Hours: 
14.00 - 16.00 Hours: 
16:00 - 18.00 Hours:

Seminar Hall S8B: ​(40 pax)

09.00 - 11.00 Hours: 
11.00 - 13.00 Hours: 
14.00 - 16.00 Hours: 
16:00 - 18.00 Hours:

Seminar Hall S9A: (27 Pax)

09.00 - 13.00 Hours: AGM of ARCCS - VU2GIN. 
14.00 - 16.00 Hours: 
16:00 - 18.00 Hours:

Seminar Hall S9B: (30 Pax)

​09.00 - 13.00 Hours: 
14.00 - 16.00 Hours: 
16:00 - 18.00 Hours:


hfi2017 free kolkata tour for delegates:

As per the prevelent rules of WPC Wing, the use of VHF/UHF handy outside the Amateur Radio Station premises requires a mobile permission from WPC Wing. All the delegates must obtain such permission before they bring their handy to HFI2017.

The HAMFEST INDIA 2017 Organising Committee has applied for a Mobile Endorsement in group for the Delegates who wish to operate VHF/UHF Handy during HAMFEST INDIA 2017. The last date for was applying is 21.11.2017.

Please note that it is not mandatory to get the permission through us. You are at liberty to obtain the permission individually on your own.

HFI2017 Radio EXpedition to sunderbans national park:

hfi2017 main events - day 1 (16.12.2017) :

15.12.2017:
Free Pick Up (00.00 - 24.00 Hours) from Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport, Howrah Railway Station, Sealdah Railway Station, Kolkata Railway Station, Santragachi Railway Station and Shalimar Railway Station and Drop Off to State Youth Hostel Yubabharati Krirangan (Salt Lake Stadium) for allotment of Beds (Check in not before 09.00 Hours).

No Food will be served.

Free Kolkata Tour: 11.00 - 19.00 Hours - ​From & To State Youth Hostel Yubabharati Krirangan (Salt Lake Stadium).


16.12.2017:
Free Pick Up (00.00 - 08.00 Hours) from Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport, Howrah Railway Station, Sealdah Railway Station, Kolkata Railway Station, Santragachi Railway Station and Shalimar Railway Station and Drop Off to State Youth Hostel Yubabharati Krirangan (Salt Lake Stadium).

Yoga Session: 05.00 - 06.00 Hours.

Breakfast will be served: 06.30 Hours.

​Departure for Science City Convention Center: 07.30 Hours.

HAMFEST INDIA 2017 at Science City Center 09.00 - 18.00 Hours. 
Lunch will be served at 13.00 Hours.

Departure for Youth Hostel at 18.30 Hours.

​Dinner will be served at 19.30 Hours.


17.12.2017:
Yoga Session: 05.00 - 06.00 Hours.
Breakfast will be served: 06.30 Hours.
​Departure for Science City Convention Center: 07.30 Hours.
HAMFEST INDIA 2017 at Science City Center 09.00 - 18.00 Hours. 
Lunch will be served at 13.00 Hours.
Departure for Youth Hostel at 18.30 Hours.
​Dinner will be served at 19.30 Hours.

Networking Cocktail Dinner (Paid) 20.00 - 24.00 Hours.


18.12.2017:

Check Out State Youth Hostel: 08.45 Hours. No Free Drop Offs.
Departure for
HFI2017 Expedition to Sunderbans National Park (Paid): 9.00 Hours.


21.12.2017:

Drop Off from HFI2017 Sunderbans National Park Expedition: 19.00 Hours at State Youth Hostel, Yuba Bharati Krirangan (Salt Lake Stadium).

Here is your chance to own an ICOM IC 7300 HF + 50 MHz XCeiver at ₹ 500.00 only. 
The Free Kolkata tour for delegates will be conducted on 15.12.2017 and 18.12.2017. Each delegate can take up either of the tours. The tour will be conducted by Bus, Tram and Walking. A stretch of this tour includes walking for about 3 kms. The entry charges at variuous monuments and food are not included and is to be bourne by the delegate.

The Starting Point & End Point will be the Yuba Bharati Krirangan (Salt Lake Stadium). The tour will start at 11.00 am.  The places to be visited are:
  • Indian Museum
  • Shahid Minar
  • Fort William
  • Race Course
  • Khidderpore Bridge
  • Fancy Market
  • Judges' Court
  • Kalighat
  • Tipu Sultan's Mosque (Tollygunge)
  • Fountain of Joy
  • Victoria Memorial
  • Birla Planetarium
  • St. Paul's Cathedral
  • Academy of Fine Arts
  • Rabindra Sadan
  • Nandan
  • Kolkata Information Center
  • Nehru Children's Musem.

The tour will terminate at around 7.00 pm. Please register below as per the date of your convinience.


BEST LOGO DESIGN ELECTED!  
Details for the logo design competition: 
Winner: Ali Ashar Akku VU3YLI


There were a total of 27 entries. 13 entries made it into the final competition. The rest of the entries were rejected for not following the rule of design laid down by the organiser.

All 27 entries will get a participation certificate. All the entries that made it to the final will get a consolation prize along with participation certificate.The winning entry will get the prize of an Icom 2300H Transceiver. Four Participating Voters will get a partcipation prize by draw of lots.


DELegate movement 15.12.2017 - 18.12.2017:

One of the registered Call Sign holder delegate who pays ₹ 500.00 below will be eligible win the Icom IC 7300 HF + 50 MHz Tranceiver by draw of lots at HFI2017.


Call Today - Toll Free Helpline: 1800-120-6191
​Special Call: AT9SNB, 3D/2N All inclusive ₹6000.00

(On twin sharing Includes transport, fooding, lodging, entry fee to the reserves etc.)


Pick-up from Yuba Bharati Krirangan on 18.12.2017 at 10.00 am.
Drop-off at Yuba Bharati Krirangan on 21.12.2017 at 7.00 pm.


The largest mangrove forest in the world, Sunderbans is known for the majestic Royal Bengal Tiger, meandering waterways, aquatic species (including dolphins!) and rustic village life. A World Heritage Site, Sunderbans is a nature lover’s delight and every photographer’s dream.


Spot the Tiger at Sunderbans National Park: This is the core area of the Sunderbans Tiger Reserve and consists of islands, waterways, canal and creeks. Here you do not go on an elephant safari for sightings but instead on a boat cruise. The journey itself is mesmerizing, as you meander through the many waterways surrounded by tall trees. The Sunderbans National Park is a UNESCO Heritage Site since 1987. Other places in the itinerary are 

Birding in Sajnekhali Bird Sanctuary, Visit to Netidhopani, Visit to Dobanki Tiger Camp etc.


Fully equipped HF Station will be there to share your experiance with the world. Special Call Sign is AT9SNB.


Limited seats are available, book early to avoid disappoinment.


HFI2017 logo design competition:

Date of Exam: 16.12.2017; Time: 02.00 pm; Venue: SNB Seminar Hall of Science City Convention Center.

The exam fee of ₹ 1100/- + facilitation charge ₹ 200/- , a total of
​₹ 1300/- can be paid to the a/c number given below:

Name:Suresh Kumar Arekepudi  (Mobile: +91 8985068899)
IDBI savings A/c: No:0151104000060385
IFSC code:IBKL0000151.

USA FCC Amateur Radio exam by arrl (VEC):

ASOC examination:

Date of Exam: 16.12.2017; Time: 11.00 am; Venue: SNB Seminar Hall of Science City Convention Center.

We wish all the candidates best of luck and good wishes.

vhf/uhf mobile endorsement for delegates in Group:

hfi2017 main events - day 2 (17.12.2017) :


Mini Auditorium:​ (400 pax)

09.00 - 11.00 Hours: Inaugural Function.

11.00 - 13.00 Hours: Presentation of Papers.

Seminar Hall SNB: (100 pax)

11.00 - 13.00 Hours: ASOC Examination.

14.00 - 18:00 Hours: ARRL USA FCC Amateur Radio Examination.

Seminar Hall MNS: (100 pax)

11.00 - 13.00 Hours: 

14.00 - 16.00 Hours: 

16.00 - 18.00 Hours: 

Seminar Halls CVR & HJB: (100 + 100 pax) 

09.00 - 11.00 Hours: Inaugural Function on Big Screen.

11.00 - 13.00 Hours: Presentation of Papers on Big Screen.

14.00 - 16.00 Hours: Group Discussion: Amateur Radio in India                                          - Challenges, Potentials, Possibilities and                                            New Dimensions'.

16.00 - 18.00 Hours: Group Discussion: Mobile Endorsement of
                                    Indian Amateur Radio Licence.

Seminar Hall S5: (20 pax)

09.00 - 11.00 Hours: 
11.00 - 13.00 Hours: 
14.00 - 16.00 Hours: 
16:00 - 18.00 Hours:

Seminar Hall S6 (VIP): (20 pax)

09.00 - 11.00 Hours: 
11.00 - 13.00 Hours: 
14.00 - 16.00 Hours: 
16:00 - 18.00 Hours:

Seminar Hall S7A: (20 pax)

09.00 - 11.00 Hours: 
11.00 - 13.00 Hours: 
14.00 - 16.00 Hours: 
16:00 - 18.00 Hours:

Seminar Hall S7B: (20 pax)
09.00 - 11.00 Hours: 
11.00 - 13.00 Hours: 
14.00 - 16.00 Hours: 
16:00 - 18.00 Hours:

​Seminar Hall S8A: (40 pax)

09.00 - 11.00 Hours: 
11.00 - 13.00 Hours: 
14.00 - 16.00 Hours: 
16:00 - 18.00 Hours:

Seminar Hall S8B: (40 pax)

09.00 - 11.00 Hours: 
11.00 - 13.00 Hours: 
14.00 - 16.00 Hours: 
16:00 - 18.00 Hours:

Seminar Hall S9A: (27 pax)

09.00 - 11.00 Hours: 
11.00 - 13.00 Hours: 
14.00 - 18.00 Hours: 

Seminar Hall S9B: ​(30 pax)

​09.00 - 11.00 Hours: 
11.00 - 13.00 Hours: 
14.00 - 16.00 Hours: 
16:00 - 18.00 Hours: