Online courses help increase attendance at HAM
After experiencing a dip in 2021, Bengaluru’s interest in Amateur Ham Radio has picked up, thanks to online courses. In 2021, only 60 applicants were from Bengaluru. Courtesy covid, the
“In 2020 and before the pandemic, we used to hold offline courses for Bengaluru HAM aspirants. Due to covid, we have been forced to do online classes. We have found these courses to be very effective and it has also made them more accessible to more people. People didn’t have to travel long distances or waste hours in traffic to meet their interests,” S.
While the theoretical courses took place online, the students were trained on the practical aspects by watching instructional videos. Sathyapal says the institute plans to continue online classes even after covid.
He added that
The reasoning of the students behind the choice of subject is quite simple – it fascinates them. Even in the era of instant messaging available at your fingertips, radio amateurs are not losing their audience. “To be part of
Dr. Kiran Kumar, also
This year’s batch also included young aspirants. For some, it also seems like a legacy that is passed down from one generation to the next. Ramakrishna, a certified HAM radio operator since 2004, encouraged his 13-year-old daughter to also get certified. “I was interested in building radios with electronic components and was also fascinated by Morse code,” said Ramakrishna’s daughter. “I saw my father working on the net and building antennas. As a kid, I used to help him too,” said Khushi, a 10th standard student.
Commissioner of Youth Empowerment and Sport Directorate, Dr HN