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Contact Information

Amateur Radio Convention and Conference Samity (VU2GIN)

Registered Office:
72/A, Elliot Road, 
Kolkata, W. B., India,
PIN - 700016

Snail Mail: P. O. Box No. 9434, Kolkata - 700016.
Telephone: +91 33 222 77777
Telefax: +91 33 2217 7777
Amateur Telegraph Wireless: 144.100 Mhz
Email: admin@hamconvention.net
WhatsApp: +91 9051 232 035
Telegram: @hamconvention 


 

Membership

Benefits of Membership: 11 Solid reasons to join ARCCS as a paid member.
1. Free Access to members only Amateur Radio Club facilities at location VU2GIN.
2. Free Access to an upcoming exclusive members only Amateur Radio Club with restaurant cum bar facilities at a location at New Town, Kolkata.
3. Free Access to huge online library database of Amateur Radio Publications from around the world.
4. Free Access to Online Workshop on Amateur Radio Home-brews which are otherwise payable by non members.
5. Free Access to National Seminar of ARCCS on the occasion on World Amateur Radio Day & ARCCS Foundation Day on 18 April every year.
6. Free Access to National Conference of ARCCS on the Foundation Day of ARES Scout Group on 18 July every year. 
7. Discounted entry to Amateur Radio and Scientific Conventions / Conferences / Seminars in India and around the world.
8. Indian Railways concession for attending Conventions / Conferences / Seminars organised by ARCCS all over India.
9. Free stay in State Youth Hostels for Conventions / Conferences / Seminars organised by ARCCS in Kolkata.
10. Discounted (Minimum 25%) stay at holiday homes (FCFS basis) in Pobitora Rhino Reserve (Assam), Mandarmoni, Digha, Puri, Chalsa(Jalpaiguri), Kolkata (Youth Hostels), Kolkata (Guest House), Lataguri, Jayanti, Darjeeling, Silery Gaon, Gangtok, Upper Pelling, Lower Pelling, Aritar, Sikkim, Rishop, Lower Icche Gaon, Bungkulung, Lingtam, Zuluk, Rishikhola, Goa, Delhi, Lava, Loleygaon, Kalimpong, Bishnupur, Chilapata, Taki, & Shantiniketan.
11. Discounted Entry to M. P. Birla Planetarium, Indian Museum, institutions of National Council of Science Museums, Ministry of Culture, Government of India, like Science City, Birla Industrial & Technological Museum etc.


The Membership of ARCCS for Indians & Nepal Nationals is now open.
Please register below as per your choice of Membership. Membership approval meetings takes place three times in a year, in the months of April, August and December. After registration, your application will be placed on the agenda of the next Membership approval Meeting. It will be then reviewed, given due consideration and if approved it will be put up on the agenda of the next Membership approval meeting for final ratification. After that you will be officially declared a member and issued membership card. During the process of consideration and ratification, you may be contacted by us for additional information. 


1. Ordinary Member: Any person who has been issued a 'General' or a 'Restricted' Amateur Radio Licence by the Government of India is eligible to become an Ordinary Member of ARCCS by paying a one time Registration Fee of ₹ 500.00 and a yearly Subscription Fee of ₹ 300.00 (Total ₹ 800.00 for the first year) subject to normal process of vetting. Ordinary Members are eligible to 'vote' / 'participate' in the election process from the 2nd AGM on-wards after the membership is declared.

Please fill the Ordinary Membership Registration Form and Pay the Fee below by UPI/Debit Card / Credit Card / Net-banking:


2. Life Member: Any person who has been issued a 'General' or a 'Restricted' Amateur Radio Licence issued by the Government of India is eligible to become an Life Member of ARCCS by paying a one time Registration Fee of ₹ 500.00 and a Lifetime Subscription Fee of ₹ 3000.00 (Total ₹ 3,500.00) subject to normal process of vetting. Life Members are eligible to 'vote' / 'participate' in the election process from the 2nd AGM on-wards after the membership is declared.

Please fill the Ordinary Membership Registration Form and Pay the Fee below by UPI/Debit Card / Credit Card / Net-banking:


3. Short Wave Listner (SWL) Member: Any person who is studying for a 'General' or a 'Restricted' Grade Amateur Radio Operators' Certificate (ASOC) Examination Conducted by Government of India is be eligible to become an Short Wave Listner Member of ARCCS by paying a one time Registration Fee of ₹ 500.00 and a yearly Subscription Fee of ₹ 200.00 (Total ₹ 700.00 for the first year) subject to the normal process of vetting. SWL Members cannot participate in the annual election at AGMs. However, these members must convert to Ordinary or Life Membership within five years, by clearing the ASOC Examination and getting the licence, and then they can participate in the elections.

Please fill the SWL Membership Form and Pay the Fee below by UPI/Debit Card / Credit Card / Net-banking:


4. Special Life Membership of ARCCS : (Only for Foreign Nationals other than Nepal).

Foreign Nationals (other than Nepal) who hold an amateur radio licence in his/her country may apply for Special Life Membership of ARCCS by paying a one time Membership fee of $100/- or equivalent by International Cheque / Money Order in our favour subject to the normal process of vetting. If the foreign national is resident in India, he/she may pay by Bankers' Cheque from any Indian Nationalised Bank.

Special Life Members will not be eligible to vote or get elected in the AGMs. Otherwise, they will enjoy all other membership benefits. For use of Amateur Radio Club Station, the Special Member must obtain an Indian Licence, for which we will provide assistance.

Please fill the Special Membership Form below: