Lions Clubs International - Ham Radio Club Station - VU2LCI on invitation from Lions Club of Tirupathi have putup Special Event Station from 15th Sep to 21st Sep with Special Callsign AT7LEO denoting Amateur Radio Station on Seven Hills (Commonly called) where the Worlds Richest Temple "Tirumalai" is on top - The World Famous god Lord Venkateshwara Details of the same is on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tirupathi http://www.tirumala.org/ http://www.tirumala-tirupati.com/index.php
This is the venue of the Lions District 324 Multiple - Leo office bearers installation function on 16th and 17th September 2006 at Kalyan Residence Hotel, Tirupathi, Chittoor District, Andhra Pradesh State in South India. http://www.leo324a5.org/
Power point presentation of this Hobby of Amateur (Ham) Radio to youngsters 12 to 24 years of age from whole of South India under the banner of Leo Clubs was given on 16th Sep 2006.
While getting this special callsign we did not know that Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams - TTD Information Centre was celebrating its GOLDEN JUBILEE CELEBRATIONS on 20th Sep 2006 !!!!
Government of India, Ministry of Communications & Information Technology has allocated this Special Call Sign for Special Event vide their Registered Letter No. L-14011/640/2006-AMT dated 5th Sep 2006 for temporary operation from 15th September 2006 to 21st September 2006.
We would be printing Special QSL Card for all the QSOs made with this Station and for SWLs. VU Hams have to send Self Addressed Stamped envelop whereas for DXers are to send Two IRCs along with Self Addressed Envelop
QSL Manager & Custodian of VU2LCI Lion Ajoy - VU2JHM # 9/1, "Kshitija", Opp Geetanjali, 5-Cross, Malleswaram, BANGALORE-560003 INDIA. Res. Phone +91-80-23442600.
Do not forget to give your email address so that we would acknowledge the QSL received.
The Team of Hams who operated at AT7LEO are
VU2UR - Manohar (Arasu), VU2LX - Lakshman and VU2JHM - Lion Ajoy
We are expecting the QSL card to be ready by end of October and would be dispatching soon after that to all QSOs including the Echolink contacts too.
Wish to keep more such Special Event Stations and Special Callsigns active.This year this is already the second such stn (Do lookup for AT6MM)
Best of 73's de Lion Ajoy - VU2JHM
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