For last few years Outreach International used to organize a radio fair. This year too they organized "International Radio Fair 2017" at Bhubaneswar, Odisha. Besides other participants, Amateur Radio Society of Odisha(ARSO) participated in the fair too.
The main attractions of this fair was HAM radio, vintage radio collection and radio related stamp collection.
|International Radio Fair 2017 Bhubaneswar, Odisha.|
|The Sand Art for World Radio Day in the venue|
Vintage Radio collection:
Mr. Ghanasyam collected several radios Most of them are vintage tube radios. Though they are non functional but for a museum it is very nice to see radios from my Grand fathers time. Around 500 to 600 radios were on display.
|Mr. Ghanashyam in his 80s now a radio lover, I would say Radio Crazy man.|
|Vintage Radio Stall from a distance.|
|Few Radios with close-ups|
His collection includes several radios from Philips, Murphy, Bush and HMV to name a few...
The other attraction is Philatelist Mr. Ashok Kumar Tiwari. his collection includes Radio inventors/researcher, development of radio, broadcast history, Emergency Communication and HAM radio. A very nice and exhaustive collection.
|HAM radio related...|
I could not put all the pictures of his collections, its huge...
Last but not the end... The HAM radio stalls.
In this category ARSO Bhubaneswar and ARCCS from Kolkata put up their stalls. Evan they have made a special call-sign for this Event(AT0IRF). In ARCCS stall, they have displayed and try to promote ON-AIR and how to reach out more people. On the other hand ARSO team focused on HAM radio Homebrew and Radio concepts.
|VU2PQS(sitting) VU3XUS and VU2AOR|
|VU2PQS describing About HAM radio|
|VU2ABG from Surat came to meet ARSO team.|
Though it was a very nice initiative, participation should have been more. Though it is organized jointly by UNESCO no International participation seen. hope coming year these shortcomings are fulfilled.