National Institute of Amateur Radio (NIAR) member Sadineni Yamini has entered the Limca Book of Records-2009 as the first Indian woman to participate in an international expedition.
According to an NIAR statement, Ms Sadineni Yamini (22) excelled in using voice as well as digital modes of amateur radio communication technology that enables sending e-mail without internet from a remote location. She was also among the youngest and the only woman of the 12-member team consisting of hams from the US, Europe and Asia.
The expedition, sponsored by NIAR and Austrian Amateur Radio Society, was conducted in an uninhabited Cocos Island of Costa Rica, Central America between February 9-13, 2008. Several national and international organisations had recognised and acknowledged specific achievements made by Ms Yamini, the statement said, adding, ''This exceptional achievement now finds place in national record 2009 of the prestigious Limca Book of Records as per the communication received from the Editor, Limca Book of Records.'' ''Ms Yamini took special interest in the field of amateur radio and joined as student member at NIAR and continued to pursue the activity with outmost dedication.
She continues to motivate youth to become partners in technology development by exhibiting her skills and undertaking challenging expeditions under extremely difficult circumstances in the field of amateur radio, the statement added.