East India Ham Meet (EIHM) Conventions started with the need of a regional conclave of Amateur Radio Operators from particularly Eastern India region. The seed of the event was sown by none other than OM Anupam, VU2AES and OM Sunil, VU2SYD, and after much deliberations, the 1st event, EIHM 2017, was jointly done by Society of Radio Amateurs (SORA), Patna and Amateur Radio Convention And Conference Samity (ARCCS), VU2GIN, jointly convened by OM Pranav, VU3NEJ and OM Ariff, VU2HRF. The event was held at Mandarmoni Beach on 28 - 29 January 2017. The hammer for the 2nd East India Ham Meet (EIHM 2018) was handed over to Odisa hams and the Convener OM Pawan, VU2PGU did an excellent event in Puri on 17 - 18 March 2018.
The hammer for conducting the EIHM 2019 was passed on to Bengal Amateur Radio Society (BARS), VU2CVH and ARCCS, VU2GIN, jointly to be convened by OM Anupam, VU2AES and OM Ariff, VU2HRF. Lengthy deliberations were conducted between ARCCS and BARS to organise the event flowlessly and at a much subsidised price for the participating Delegates and Contestents.
EIHM 2019 will be a unique event as (1) It is a 4 Days 3 Nights event, (2) No extra expense from Pick Up to Drop Off as all meals, accomodation and transportation are included in the Delegate Fee, (3) First of its kind Jungle Radio Survival Expedition is a part of the event where total prize money for the winners of the Radio Survival Contest is about ₹4,50,000/-.The Subsidised Delegation Fee is ₹3,000/- (Non AC) and ₹4,000/- (AC) per Amateur Radio Operator (70% Subsidy!). The Delegation Fee for SWLs is ₹6,000/- (Non AC) and ₹7,000/- (AC). However, Subsidised Delegate Registration Fee of one SWL relative (XYL / OM / Fundamental / Harmonic) of an Amateur Radio Operator can be availed. More than one additional SWL delegate of Amateur Radio Operator will have to bear the full SWL Delegate Fee.
Competition Fee for Radio Survival Contest is ₹2,000/- To Register for Radio Survival Contest you are first required to register as a Delegate. The Registration Process for Radio Survival Contest will start shortly.
14.03.2019: 9.00 am - Pick up from Sealdah Station by AC Bus to Godkhali Jetty. Breakfast packets will be provided on the bus. | 2.00 pm - Board Launch at Godkhali Jetty to Sunderbans Resorts. Lunch Packets will be served on the launch. | 4.00 pm - Arrive at Resorts | 5.00 pm - Registration & Kit Distribution, | 6.00 pm - Evening Snacks, Tea/Coffee, | 6.30 pm - Innaugural function, | 7.30 pm - Experiance, Project Sharing & Club Activities Sharing, | 9.30 pm - Buffet Dinner.
16.03.2019: 7.00 am - Bed Tea, | 7.30 am - Buffet Breakfast, | 10.30 am - 3.00 pm - Sunderbans Tour, | 4.00 pm - Back to Base, | 6.30 pm - Evening Snacks with tea/coffee, | 7.00 pm - Prize Distribution, | 8.00 pm - Bidding for EIHM 2020, | 9.00 pm - Campfire/Bono Bibi Jatra, | 10.00 pm - Buffet Dinner.
Day 3 (Contestant Delegates) 16.03.2019: 6.00 am - Bed Tea, | 7.00 am - Departure for Jungle Radio Survival Contest, Breakfast Packets will be provided on board launch, | 9.00 am - 4 pm - Radio Survival Contest, 7 hours without break, Lunch Packets will be provided at 1.00 pm on spot, | 4.00 pm - Contest Ends and Pick Up for Base Camp, | 5.30 pm - Contestents face the Judges to describe their rigs, | 6.30 pm - Evening Tea/Snacks, | 7.00 pm - Prize Distribution, | 8.00 pm - Bidding for EIHM 2020, | 9.00 pm - Campfire/Bono Bibi Jatra, | 10.00 pm - Buffet Dinner.
17.03.2019: 6.00 am - Bed Tea, | 8.00 am - Heavy Buffet Breakfast (Brunch), | 9.00 am - Departure for Kolkata via Godkhali.