Episode 272 – Ganesh Subramaniam – VU2TS

Ganesh Subramaniam, VU2TS, began his ham radio journey in 1959 trying to find someone, anyone, somewhere in his native Bangalore, India, who could provide basic information about the amateur radio service in India. Ganesh has been a ham over 50 years and is the editor of the Amateur Radio Society of India’s magazine,  Ham Radio News. VU2TS shares his ham radio story in this QSO Today.

U2TS Blog

Ham Radio News – Official Magazine of Amateur Radio Society of India

QTH: BR Hills, India

Favorite operating mode: CW

Hometown: Bangalore, India

VU2TS successful DXpeditions:  Laccadives in 1984 VU7WCY and Andamans 1987 VU4GDG

Rigs: 6VF7 40 meter receiver
First Rig: 
6L6 transmitter on 7013 Mhz
R107 HF receiver

Current Rig: 
Kenwood TS-480 HF transceiver

Yaesu FT-726R for satellite communication
Yaesu FT8800 VHF/UHF transceiver
Dipole fed with balanced line and antenna tuner

Joe Faithful VU2JA
Rajan VU2RA
Mentor:  Venkatesulu, VU2GV
Ashhar Farhan, VU2ESE, in Episode 87, of the QSO Today podcast

Bangalore Amateur Radio Club
Largest Indian Hamfest Hyderabad 
Popular Science Magazine
India Postmaster General
Voice Of America 7100 Khz
Cubical Quad Antenna
SWL – ShortWave Listener
New Delhi, India
Amplitude Modulation
Indian Amateur Radio Licenses
DC Power supply 
Negative ion generator
McDonald Douglas DC3 Aircraft
Oscar 13 satellite
CQ Worldwide contest
16,000 amateurs licensed in India; only 10% on the air
India Scout Jamboree
75,000 Rupees
Bitx HF transceiver
Repeater Society of Bangalore
Motor Rallies in India 
Qatari geostationary satellite, Es’Hail 2
India Net on Es’Hail 2

Greatest challenge facing amateur radio now:  
Technology is changing rapidly, and the art of CW is dying. 

Excited by: Rag Chewing with people around the world, and Es’Hail 2 satellite

Advice to new or returning hams: 

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Kenwood TS-480 HF Transceiver
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