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Arrow Workshop in Bangalore



The Arrow Antenna work shop of AMSAT INDIA went as a huge project, It
started from 10.00 AM in the morning and ended at around 6.45 in the evening
with all nine mast mount antenna ready for the picture session and just half
hour break for lunch, The work shop was attended and helped by around 25
hams and Swl's, The full work QTH of GIRMAJI EQUIPMENTS was utilised, we
also had the good assistance of one worker of girmaji equipment Mr. Nagraj.
Amsat India had a informal meeting, Has also decided to have its next
meeting at ISRO the coming month, The next weeks meeting was coincided with
this project, The highlights of this meeting was a small discussion on ECHO,
Duplexer design printout was passed on and discussed, Arrow Antenna
building.
All assembled their own antenna including the 10 year old harmonic of
vu2ggm Abhay who assembled the full antenna, which included grinding,
filing, Cutting, Drilling, Gamma Match, Cable Soldering, Etc.....
We had a great support of  Dr. Giridhar (VU2MGD) Scientist of ISRO, Suresh
(VU3NOI), Pratap (VU2POP), Jim (VU3JIM), Soms VU3JBA, GIRAMJI EQUIPMENTS
which one day earlier had made clamps for all of us, The fantastic lunch was
arranged by XYL of vu2ggm and her father and hisYL Harmonic Deepa, Hema Shah
XYL of vu3sxe also helped in making of the antenna, Many came in support of
this exercise and visited the workshop of which vu3gff & vu2qx, vu3rms,
The material bills were produced for ten antennas confirmed in advance and
divided equally among ten and came to Rs 1100/-. (for international readers
it was US $ 24) The lunch was on the HOST GIRMAJI EQUIPMENTS.
Few hams also picked solar panels from Girmaji Equipments too available for
sale.
The proud owners of the Arrow Antenna were,
vu2qny-Ismail,
vu3don-Don,
vu3sxe-sundeep,
vu3bip-Vasudev
vu2wmy-Mani
vu3atb-Srinivas,
vu2mgd- Dr. Giridhar,
SWL-Abhay & vu2ggm,
vu2jhm - absent
vu2chr - absent

Amsat India is thankful to all the above, sorry I am missing few.

For AMSAT INDIA
VU3SXE-Sundeep Shah.
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