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 ARCCS Call Sign: VU2GIN 
IWe Institutional Life Member: Amateur Radio Society of India (ARSI).


Mission Statement:

The principal objective of Amateur Radio Convention And Conference Samity (ARCCS - VU2GIN) is to organise various activities, events, conventions, seminars, meetings, exhibitions, demonstrations etc., to promote the scientific hobby of Amateur Radio. 

We also wish to amaleorate the sufferings of the needy and ailing, and provide communication support to government agencies at the time of natural or man made calamities, disasters or emergencies with the help of Amateur Radio. Exclusively for this purpose we have established a Special Branch of disciplined, uniformed and properly trained group under Bharat Scouts & Guides, entitled Amateur Radio Emergency Services Scout Group (ARES Scout Group).


Next Event:


Book Release:
(At East India Ham Meet 2017 and Outreach International Radio Fair 2017)

'Life of a Rascal' is about an inventor, named Arjun; an unknown Indian who lived in a period that was rapidly changing but possibly, he may have been born much ahead of his time. The book is chronicled in the form of a journal, giving the details of his birth, the family in which he was born, his childhood full of mirth and laughter, his education, his experiments with science and his own life, his philosophical insight of the meaning of life, his inventions, achievements and failures and his realization (partial) of the utterly elusive inactive Benchmark of Dark Energy (Energy that cannot be perceived and the source of all energy, that which still exists in this Universe) and the helplessness of karma over Providence. What may possibly inspire the reader is his undeterred confidence and his will to live to perform his Karma before he fades into the sea of nothingness. Written by Indranil Majumdar, VU2KFR, the book priced at ₹ 399.00 is available from our online store at ₹ 359.00. Use discount code ARCCS for getting the ₹ 40.00 discount.

CLICK HERE TO BUY 'Life of a Rascal'


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Our recent events:

Glimpses of our OLDER events:

  • Amateur Radio Demonstration by Ariff, VU2HRF at Eastern India Science & Technology Fair 2016 (12 - 16 January)
  • The Amateur Radio Demonstration Team at Eastern India Science & Technology Fair 2016 (12 - 16 January)
  • World Amateur Radio Day Seminar held on 17.04.2015 at Birla Industrial & Technological Museum.
  • Chief Guest Dr. M. Nuruzzaman (MLA) at the World Amateur Radio Day Seminar held on 17.04.2015 at BITM.
  • Shri Gopal Madhavan (VU2GMN) and Shri Atanu Dasgupta (VU2ATN) at the WARD Seminar held on 17.04.2015 at BITM,
  • Shri Atanu Dasgupta (VU2ATN) at the World Amateur Radio Day Seminar held on 17.04.2015 at BITM,
  • World Amateur Radio Day Seminar held on 17.04.2015 at Birla Industrial & Technological Museum.
  • Shri Sumit Dey (VU2 _ _ _) at the World Amateur Radio Day Seminar held on 17.04.2015 at BITM.
  • Shri Jayant Bhide (VU2JAU) at the World Amateur Radio Day Seminar held on 17.04.2015 at BITM.
  • Sandeep Baruah (VU2MUE) with Haris Daniyel at World Amateur Radio Day Seminar held on 17.04.2015 at BITM.
  • Students & Guides of Pratt Memorial School at the World Amateur Radio Day Seminar held on 17.04.2015 at BITM.
  • Students of the Assembly of God Church School at the World Amateur Radio Day Seminar held on 17.04.2015 at BITM
  • World Amateur Radio Day Seminar 2014
  • World Amateur Radio Day Seminar 2014
  • World Amateur Radio Day Seminar 2014
  • World Amateur Radio Day Seminar 2014

Welcome to the birthplace of Amateur radio

What is Amateur Radio?

When cell phones, regular phones, the internet and other systems are down or overloaded, Amateur Radio still gets the message through. Radio amateurs, often called “HAMs,” enjoy radio technology as a hobby. But it's also a service –a vital service that has saved lives when regular communication systems failed.

Who are HAMs?

Ham Radio operators are movie stars, missionaries, doctors, students, politicians, truck drivers and regular people. They are all ages, sexes and income levels linked by their interest in wireless communications technologies. There are more licensed Amateur Radio operators now than ever before in history.

Why do you need a license?

While license application requirements vary by country, the Amateur Radio Service is also controlled by international law and agreements because radio waves do not stop for international borders. The Indian Telegraph Acts and Regulations recognizes the ability of the hobby not only to advance radio communication and technical skills, but also to enhance international goodwill.

What's the appeal of Ham Radio?

Hams are at the cutting edge of many technologies.  They provide thousands of hours of volunteer community and emergency services when normal communications go down or are overloaded.  All of them enjoy being creators, not just consumers, of wireless technology. You will be surprised to note that 90% of all electronic inventions are by Radio Amateurs.

Ham Radio is the ability to communicate -- across the street, around the world, or even with people and satellites in space!  Even when the power's out, and the land lines and cell phones don't work, with a battery, a radio, and a wire, ham radio is there.

Ham Radio lets us enjoy life-long friends, and a hands-on technical education.  It provides the resources and encouragement to experiment with new things and to design and build on the latest communications technologies.

You can't say that the sky is the limit when there are footprints on the moon!  You can go anywhere you want, without boundaries, and amateur radio can help you get there!

Kolkata is the birthplace of wireless communication;

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).

Amateur Radio Convention and Conference Samity (Registered under West Bengal Act XXVI of 1961) was formed by amateur radio enthusiasts of Kolkata for promotion of the amateur radio hobby by organising training programs and various events and activities the year round. 

The World Amateur Radio Day Seminar is one of such annual events which is held in Kolkata. This year the event was held on 18 April 2016 with the Special Event Call Sign was AU2WRD. Other events conducted by us includes Emergency Communications Exercises, Fox Hunts, DXpeditions etc. The last DXpedition conducted by us was the VU2DPD Memorial DXpedition to the Sundarbans National Park (UNESCO World Heritage Site). The Special Call Sign for the event was AU3SNP.