Rajesh Vagadia VU2EXP is well-known as the West India Zone Regional Coordinator for AMSAT-INDIA. Over the years he has done a great of educational outreach explaining and demonstrating amateur satellite communications to school and college students.
In December 2019 he was involved in a workshop at RK University, see the report at https://amsat-uk.org/2019/12/06/satellite-demo-for-students/
Arcacia Radio in Nottinghamshire, UK, will be broadcasting an interview with two Indian radio amateurs Rajesh Vagadia VU2EXP and Shyama Vagadia VU3WHG. In this interview rather than satellites Rajesh and Shyama will be sharing their valuable experience of Amateur Radio Emergency Communication service during Cyclone Vayu that hit the coast of Porbandar (Gujarat) India in June 2019.
Rajesh has supplied AMSAT-UK with some information about the interview:
The interview will cover Cyclone info, Emergency Communication Preparedness, Teamwork, Radio Operations, Reporting, Supporters credit, Coordination with Radio clubs/organisations and Government Departments, etc.
Rajesh VU2EXP is an active radio amateur from Rajkot who is engaged in ham radio promotional activities, whereas Shyama VU3WHG is a 10th grade student at Saint Paul’s School, Rajkot and remains the youngest female Ham in the State of Gujarat!
The interview, part of Backtracks show presented by Brian Ford, is scheduled to be broadcast on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 1400 GMT (2pm) and repeated on Thursday, February 20 at 1400 GMT.
Kindly spare time and listen to our Interview on Acacia Radio on 1287 AM or listen worldwide via the live internet radio stream at
EFHW-8010™ Multiband End Fed Half Wave Antenna 130 Feet (39.6m) long NO TUNER needed! Perfect for ALE HFLink, ARES, EMCOM … Resonant on 80/40/30/20/17... Read more
Assembled a prototype of Geckokapula V2 a dualband 70cm/13cm handheld FM/CW radio. It also does AM and SSB reception in addition to FM and CW. An awes... Read more
On May 30, operators at WX4NHC at the National Hurricane Center (NHC), working from home, conducted the annual readiness check of the station and of o... Read more
On Friday the 29th of May 2020, there was an extensive Sporadic-E opening across Europe which reached as high as 144 MHz allowing stations across the... Read more