Amateur Radio Society of India

The Amateur Radio Society of India (ARSI) is a national non-profit organization for amateur radio enthusiasts in India. ARSI is recognized by the Indian government under the provisions of Section 13 of the Indian Societies Registration Act (No. XXI of 1860) as amended and extended.[1] ARSI operates a QSL bureau for those amateur radio operators in regular contact with amateur radio operators in other countries, and supports amateur radio operating awards and radio contests. The Amateur Radio Society of India represents the interests of Indian amateur radio operators before national and international regulatory authorities.[1] ARSI is the national member society representing India in the International Amateur Radio Union.[2]

Amateur Radio Society of India
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TypeNon-profit organization
PurposeAdvocacy, Education, Liaison
HeadquartersBangalore, Karnataka
Region served
Official language
Ramesh Kumar (VU2LU)
Main organ
Governing Council
AffiliationsInternational Amateur Radio Union


The Amateur Radio Society of India has been instrumental in leading amateur radio DX-peditions to the remote island territories of India in the Indian Ocean. ARSI organised an amateur radio DX-pedition to Lakshadweep in December, 2006 with the callsign VU7LD. A second ARSI expedition was carried out from Andaman in 2011 operating from Port Blair with the callsign VU4PB. Many ARSI members have also operated from smaller islands in the Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal as part of the Radio Society of Great Britain's Islands On The Air IOTA programme.


  1. ^ a b Amateur Radio Society of India (2009). Amateur Radio Society of India official web site. Retrieved 16 January 2009.
  2. ^ International Amateur Radio Union (2008). "Member Societies" Archived 22 July 2008 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved 1 Aug. 2008.

External linksEdit

  • Bangalore Amateur Radio Society
  • Mumbai Amateur Radio Institute
  • "Ham experts sniff out illegal radio sets in Darjeeling". The Times of India. 19 August 2017.
  • HAM RADIO CallSign Directory of India
  • Tamilnadu Amateur Radio Society