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Old 12th August 2008, 09:11   #1
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Hi folks, Does anybody has some info on setting up a HAM radio set in a car ?
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Old 12th August 2008, 11:10   #2
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Don't know if it's possible - not from a technical standpoint, but from a Government / licensing perspective. The process of getting a HAM licence is pretty arduous and I think it needs to be operated from a fixed address only.

BTW do we have anything like Citizens Band (CB) radios in India? How do city taxis etc. operate? does anyone know?

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BTW do we have anything like Citizens Band (CB) radios in India? How do city taxis etc. operate? does anyone know?
City Taxes have licensed frequency usage Since 2002 [i think or after that] Indian government has opened it policy for use of Non military frequencies to public use under licenses, Big companies like taxi operators, construction,etc. can buy these.
CB are restricted to 27MHz. the fee initially was 5lacs deposit, a yearly another 6 lacs.it may have increased or decreased now.
Thats the reason Motorola launched their Wireless equipment business officially.
One can use off the shelf waky talkies without any fees, but only till copes do not find out.
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Hi folks, Does anybody has some info on setting up a HAM radio set in a car ?
From the little bit of information i have it is necessary for you to have a Ham Radio Lisence first and secondly if you are gona fit it in you car you cant do it on permanant basics. For fitting it in the car too you need to inform the WPC office reason for fitting it and the number of days you will be using it and the city of use and you need to have the permission letter from them regarding this.
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From the little bit of information i have it is necessary for you to have a Ham Radio Lisence first
Yup. You would not have asked this question in first place if you were a HAM. You need to suffix "MO" to your call sign if you are transmitting from a mobile setup.

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and secondly if you are gona fit it in you car you cant do it on permanant basics.
True in all respects. But I have seen a chevy people-mover in Cochin with a permanent mobile ham set up. The guy even uses a name board with red background, with his call sign; as if he is some politico.
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Hi folks, cb radio has been delicensed now. Does any one know how to adjust the radio in cars to 27mhz so as to use the bandwidth without installing a cb radio set?
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Hi folks, Does anybody has some info on setting up a HAM radio set in a car ?
Hi Joecherian..


Am assuming that you are a HAM. If not, you would not be able to operate the frequency assigned to HAM radio operators.

Normally we operate under the frequency 144-146 Mhz in the short wave mode.

Am a HAM Myself..goes by the call sign VU3JKN. My dad is also a HAM. He has an antenna he set up in his car. If you need it will let u know the details.

Editing this post -- Saw the date of post pretty late!! Anyways if anyone needs info, please do let know.

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We have a cb radio network up and running in Patna now. We are normally on line from 9 to 10 pm on channel 5.
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Hi Joecherian..


Am a HAM Myself..goes by the call sign VU3JKN. My dad is also a HAM. He has an antenna he set up in his car. If you need it will let u know the details.

Editing this post -- Saw the date of post pretty late!! Anyways if anyone needs info, please do let know.

Hi all, I am a ham too, active on HF and VHF. My call-sign is VU2ORO. If I have to use a radio in my car, it's a mag mount antenna for 144MHz, with a FDC150A handy, with external antenna adaptor. But the New Delhi VHF repeater is giving problems these days.

[OT : What is your dad's call sign? Do you know VU2DK, Zal, in Pune?]
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Hi all, I am a ham too, active on HF and VHF. My call-sign is VU2ORO. If I have to use a radio in my car, it's a mag mount antenna for 144MHz, with a FDC150A handy, with external antenna adaptor. But the New Delhi VHF repeater is giving problems these days.

[OT : What is your dad's call sign? Do you know VU2DK, Zal, in Pune?]
Hi @lapiz_Lasuli,


Am not an active HAM its been a long time since i have been active. I used to when i was in school! I got the license when i was in 8th class.

Infact my mom and sis are HAMs too!! But they are rarely active.

My Dad though is still active. Goes by the call sign VU2RNL and QTH is Kottayam, Kerala. He is active on the VHF.
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