Nine new 9N calls issued
Satish 9N1AA has passed along some good news. The Ministry of Information and Communications (MoIC) has issued nine new 9N calls. The names and callsigns are listed at the end of this post.
An additional 12 persons passed their exams earlier in the year but have not yet applied for their licenses (in Nepal, the exam and the license applications are separate processes). Among them is Ms. Renu Shakya, an officer in MoIC’s frequency division whose patience and professionalism have assisted many foreign operators including myself. I was very glad to hear that she intends to file her license application very soon.
I know that Satish, Suresh 9N1HA and others in our small community will help get these operators on the air quickly, whether with commercial or homebrew equipment. All are CW certified.
I hope the next step is the reactivation of the Nepal Amateur Radio League, because I already have a few ideas for club activities!
Update: Mr. Khadga Oli (now 9N1KS) informs that five of the below licensees are staff of the National Society for Earthquake Technology, showing the good potential for building a role for amateur radio in emergency communications in Nepal.
OM Sanjeev Pandey—— 9N1SP
YL Nisha Shrestha——–9N1NS
OM Ganesh K. Gimi——-9N1GJ
YL Niva Upretee————9N1NU
OM Pravin Joshi————-9N1KK
OM Khadga Sen Oli———-9N1KS
OM Surya N. Shrestha—-9N1SS
YL Kalpana Pokharel—–9N1MM
OM Tara B. Neupane——-9N1TN