Youngest HAM Operator Smriti Hegde in November this year, received her licence from the Department of Telecommunications as HAM operator.
In 2018, an 8th-grade student, Smriti Hegde had joined Indian Institute of Hams to train as a HAM operator.
Youngest HAM Operator Smriti Hegde
She talking to TNE said that, “My father was the first who wanted to learn to operate a radio or HAM, so we visited the institute. We fell in love with the HAM as well as the way it operates. We joined the weekend classes and learnt phonetics like any other HAM operator.”
Phonetic alphabets allow the person to communicate from one end to another that is mainly used to announce the critical information.
Excellence Of Smriti Hegde
A 13-year-old HAM operator Smriti Hegde finally received her licence as HAM operator last month. To receive the Amateur Station Operator’s Certificate (ASOC) she had to clear the exams conducted by the Amateur Radio Society of India.
She said that “There are two sections in this exam. While section A is basic electronics, section B consists of the rules and regulations that a HAM has to follow while operating. The questions are multiple-choice and each section is for 50 marks. They don’t disclose the marks but tell you if you have passed or not. Soon after this, I applied for the license and got it.”
Soon after receiving the licence, she is been training at Morse Code online material. She begins her session from the morning which goes on till 12:30 pm and then prepares for the next session in the Morse Code material.
She is not only a HAM operator but also practices cricket every day in Karnataka Institute of Cricket (KIOC) for two hours. She is been practising since she was ten years old.