ARiA2015 - Book now for the Amateur Radio in Action symposiums in Gauteng, Get programme here, Booking forms:NARC 22 August 2015 and Innovation Hub Pretoria 19 September2015 Not the NARC is limited to 35 person. The Innovation Hub can accommodate 200 person. For regular updates and to check your booking go the ARiA page here
SIX NEW RADIO AMATEURS - At a special examination held on Saturday 2 August 2015 at the NARC, six young persons (between 10 and 15) passed the class B examination and received their ZU callsigns. The students are all part of the Hammies Amateur Radio Club which was official formed on Saturday,. The club is part of the SARL@home activity and will meet regularly at the National Amateur Radio Centre in Johannesburg for projects. New courses will be presented in the near future. Congratulations to the new ZU's. Listen to Amateur Radio Today or read the story in more detail here tomorrow.
Front row left to right: Nathan Busse ZU6X; GLen Bailey ZU6G; Connor Middleton ZU6CM; Front row left to right: Nathan Busse ZU6X; GLen Bailey ZU6G; Connor Middleton ZU6CM; Back Row left to right: Graham Busse ZS6GL; Neo Masimirembwa ZU6SM; Dylan Middleton ZU6DRM; Robert van der Meulen ZU6BOB; Noel Hammond ZR6DX
BLOEMFONTEIN 5 MHZ BEACON ENHANCES THE SARL PROPAGATION RESEARCH PROJECT - The South African Radio League SARL propagation research project is based on a number of automated beacons using a program called “Weak Signal Propagation Reporter” (WSPR). During the July the scope of the project was greatly enhanced when a beacon was installed in Bloemfontein. The Bloemfontein beacon is a complete system that was developed by Paul de Kock ZS6EHG of the Kempton Park Amateur Radio Technical Society. Paul developed a standalone system based on the Arduino hardware and software.
Paul experimented with the code and besides generating WSPR signals it also includes a brief transmission in Morse code which enables persons who do not have the WSPR software to identify the beacon. The beacon network transmits on 5 290 kHz Click here to read full article (PDF)
NEW SARL SECRETARY EMAIL ADDRESS - the scretary's email address has been changed to email@example.com.
Youngsters On The Air 2015 off to a great start - 5th Edition of Youngsters On The Air started last Saturday in Marina di Massa, Italy. This year for the first time also teams outside Europe –Oman, Tunisia, South Africa– travelled to the YOTA event. All activities are organized by ARI and handled by ARI Tuscany Regional Committee. The youth had already the opportunity to take part in a US license exam, tasted food and drinks from all countries and listened to a presentation from the Italian DXpedition team in Africa. Follow the youngsters on www.ham-yota.com. They are actively posting blogs, pictures and movies. Or try to make a QSO with II5YOTA. This special callsign is active till 25th of July.
SARLNEWS: Sunday 2 August 2015
English with Denis Green ZS4BS listen here
Afrikaans met Erienne Naude ZS6EFN .Luister hier
Amateur Radio Today with ZS6AKV listen here.
Radio ZS July 2015. The July edition of Radio ZS is now available. Download it here
Read about Opportunities and Possibilities, Contesting in July and August, Simple Arduino Morse Keyer, The Bloemfontein ARC, Operating Amateur Radio from Hotel, Fast Scan TV at the Border Radio Club, 70 MHz (4 metre) Delta Loop , ½λ vertical for 70 MHz Die BHF Kwartgolf Antenna, Visiting Ean, ZS1PR, Attenuator as Mismatch Test Load, Rookie Amateur Radio, Youngsters on the Air 2015, SARL QSL Bureau and the Whaddon Mk VII "Paraset" .
Why are their handprints on the Hubble telescope? Watch a science cast video here (warning 230 meg file)
The SARL Isolated USB Transceiver Control Interface kit again available - The SARL has a small quantity of the USB transceiver interface kits available. The cost of the kit for SARL members is R480 plus R70 for packing and postage by parcel post and R120 via Postnet to Postnet. The kit does not include a CD but instructions will be available on the SARL web pages in the members’ only section. Members who order before 2 July may collect their kits from the NARC the following Monday. Get the orderform here
SARL ANNUAL REPORT 2015 -
ARRL 2015 Handbook now available - the SA Amateur Radio Development Trust has a limited number of hardcover ARRL 2015 handbooks in stock. Get details and order form here. The Post Office is again delivering parcels. It is secure with a tracking number.
Special for SARL members till 22 April R1040 plus R60 packaging and posting. Non member price R1250 plus P&P. Limited stock available Order now. Next shipment is expected to be up by 25% due to Rand value and increased shipping cost.
#RENEWAL OF AMATEUR RADIO LICENCES AND FORM B - Form B is no longer required. Amateur radio licenses are due on 31 March 2015 ICASAhas sent out reminders in January but the responsibility remains with the licensee to ensure that the license is paid. Unpaid licences will expire at the end of April.Radio amateurs also have the option to pay for 5 years. Simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and advise him that you are converting to a 5 year license then when making payment, pay R500. This is a saving of R100 and protects the licensee against inflation increases which will be introduced from the 2016 license year. When paying ICASA please ensure that you quote your licence number and callsign..
5MHZ NEWSLETTER FROM Paul G4MWO - Down load the 5 MHZ newsletter (no 12) also look at the latest WSPR activity from ZS1 here