Thursday, September 30, 2010

Special Event Station VU0WFF - Daroji Bear Sanctuary Oct 1-10, 2010

A small group of Amateur Radio volunteers led by VU2UR and VU2LX have started from Bangalore Amateur Radio Club VU2ARC with equipment from Lions Club International ARC VU2ARC - a unique activity of Lions Club of Bangalore North (Club # 026596 District 324-D6) and hope to make many QSOs on SSB and CW.

Those who are making QSO are eligible for Special QSL Card provided you send your QSL card, Address Label (no SASE), sufficient postage stamp (Rs. 5/- if you are from India else 2 IRCs).

Our previous operation was AT8WFF done for First Time in our country at Bannerghatta National Park in 2008 where we could get the Permanent Pictorial Postal Cancellation of Butterfly Park with logo of WFF details and picture are on

More details of World Flora Fauna is on

Very soon the India Post would be releasing the Permenant Pictorial Postal Cancellation at Kannada University Campus - Kamalapura 583276 for which our LISC India Chapter is following up.

Government of India, Ministry of Communication and Information Technology, Department of Telecommunications, WPC Wing, Amaeur Cell, New Delhi vide Special Permission L-14011/639/2010-Amt Dated 29th Sep 2010 with Special callsign VU0WFF from 1st to 10th Oct 2010 to operate from Daroji Bear Sanctuary, Kamalapura, Bellary District of Karnataka State.

The Principal Chief Conservator of Forests and Chief Wildlife Warden vide Letter No.D/WL/CR-70/2008-9 dated 13th Sep 2010 has permitted Amateur (Ham) Radio Special Event Station at Daroji Bear Sanctuary on occasion of "Wildlife Week" - October 4th, 2010 happens to be "Global Day for Protection of Animals" where as 10-10-10 10:10:10 that is Oct 10th, 2010 happens to be Palindromic Date and Time.

The Jungle Lodges and Resorts Limited has recently opened a 20 Twin bedded cottages naming after as Sloth Bear Resort -Kamalapur - Hampi which is the UNESCO World Heritage site of Karnataka State with packages and discounted tariff to Amateur (Ham) Radio Volunteers and their family. We are expecting colourful picture QSL card from them soon. Their website is

National Institute of Amateur Radio
Raj Bhavan Road, Somajiguda
Hyderabad 500082, INDIA

Telefax: 91-40-2331 0287 Tel: 91-40-6516 7388
E mail:,
Web site:
Club station: VU2NRO 14160 kHz

(Via niarindia list)

1 comment:

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