VU2ESE joins CQ Hall of Fame

| May 25, 2018

Ashhar Farhan, VU2ESE was inducted into the CQ magazine Hall of Fame at the Hamvention in Xenia, USA last weekend.

He is the only living Indian amateur in the elite group.

He was recognised for his work designing and popularising the Bit-X low power, open-source transceiver semi-kits.

He estimates that at least 15,000 of these exist around the world.

Their low cost and simple construction opened up the world of amateur radio to a large number of people in a very affordable way.

Congratulations to Ashhar Farhan on his induction.

The only other Indian in the CQ Hall of Fame was Kalpana Chawla.

In 1997 she became the first Indian woman in space, but sadly died in the 2003 Space Shuttle Columbia disaster.

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