Amateur Radio is a hobby which involves Government licensing.
In India, the Wireless Planning Commission, a divison of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, conducts licensing exams through the International Monitoring Organization offices in major cities.
Anyone above the age of 12, can obtain their amatuer radio license in India.
There are currently two classes of licenses granted to Radio Amateurs in India,
- General grade
- Restricted grade
The Exam Syallabus and the operating privileges between the two are quite similar,except for a few differences.
The Amateur Station Operator’s certificate is awarded after a candidate has succesfully cleared the licensing exam and has paid the nessecary fees.
The licensing exam is consists of a Theory test and a Morse code test at 8WPM( for general grade).
The Theory test examines the candidates grasp of basic electronics, radio regulations, communication procedures, local and international law.
The Morse code test examines the proficiency of the candidate in sending and receiving the international morse code at 8 WPM. The test is only for those opting for the general grade amateur radio license.
Where do we fit in?
We, at SIARS, liase with the WPC to submit your application, train candidates, organise exams and help them obtain their licenses.
For more information on the applications process, please go through the FAQ page.