SARL ON-THE-AIR BULLETINS AND AMATEUR RADIO TODAY PROGRAMME
10 October 2022
SARL News with Dennis Green ZS4BS listen here
SARLNUUS in Afrikaans met Hannes Enslin ZS6JDE luister hier
Amateur Radio Today - Pogramme about Amateur Radio and technology hosted by Hans van de Groenendaal, ZS6AKV . The programme features news about amateur radio, reports on Hamnet, VHF and UHF, Satellites and HF plus teachnical features. One hour of Amateur Radio bliss. Listen or download here
Transmissions: Sundays at 08:00 UTC on repeaters around South Africa including 145,750 and 145,725 MHZ in Pretoria. On HF 7 082 kHz by Louis, ZS5LP. Amateur Radio Today on 80 metres on Mondays - On Mondays Amateur RadioToday is transmitted at 19:30 local time on 3 620 kHz by Andy, ZS6ADY.
Reception reports are invited. Please send your report to email@example.com. Please give details of the signal strength antenna and location.
Text bulletins from 1 March 2020 to today can be found at https://sarlnewsbulletin.wordpress.com
The October 2022 Radio ZS is available for download. Go to the Radio ZS Download page - Menu on the left - Publications!
Please do not panic if the SARL News Bulletin does not arrive in your mailbox - Text bulletins from 1 March 2020 to today can be found at https://sarlnewsbulletin.wordpress.com. THE BULLETINS FOR 2 OCTOBER 2022 HAVE BEEN UPLOAD!
ITU News. Member States of the International Telecommunication Union, the United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technologies, have elected Doreen Bogdan-Martin as the organization's next Secretary-General. The election took place during ITU's Plenipotentiary Conference in Bucharest, Romania on 29 September. Ms Bogdan-Martin will assume office on 1 January 2023. She will be the first woman to lead ITU in its 157-year history, and only the third Secretary-General to hold an amateur radio license. She is KD2JTX.
Proposed Next Generation Radio Frequency Spectrum Policy - The Minister of Communication recently published the draft next generation frequency policy and has invited comments. Amateur Radio is mentioned in the passing. It was published in the Government Gazette on 6 September with a final date for comment within 30 working
The SARL is currently studying the document for opportunities to increase the visibility of amateur radio by highlighting the contribution amateur radio is making to technology advancement and its contribution to the knowledge economy of South Africa. You are invited to study the policy and make input. Send your input to firstname.lastname@example.org by 28 September 2022. The draft policy can be downloaded here
Ethics and Operating Procedure for the Radio Amateur EN IARU ed3 2 Jan 2009 - download your copy here. Ongelukkig is dit nog nie na Afrikaans vertaal nie.
VHF Aircraft scatter - do not miss Focus on VHF in today's Amateur Radio Today. You can also read about it or listen to it by clicking this link.
SARL Taking Amateur Radio into the Digital AGE - Presentations made at the annual SARL symposium will be available on YouTube.
Keynote address : Why Radio Amateurs should care about encryption by Dominic White ZS6HAK, CEO of Orange Cyberdefense. View here
SDR Applications for Amateur Radio
Presented by Sylvain Azarian F4GKR President IARU-R1
Next Generation Beacon- update by Brian Jacobs ZS6YZ View here
South African VHF, UHF and Microwave Record Table. The latest table of records is available from the VHF SA Record page. Compiled and updated by Paul, ZS6NK - send your record claim to email@example.com
SARL Next Generation Beacon fund stands at R30 150 - The crowd funding initiative to collect funds for the SARL next generation beacon programme was initiated by AMSAT SA. During the past week R2000 was received from two donors. The fund moved f past the half way mark which is still far short of the R60 000 target required to finance a beacon in the Karoo and the Western Cape.
AMSAT SA and the SARL thank all who have thus far contributed. Help us make it happen by making your donation to the fund. Visit www.amsatsa.org.za and make your contribution by clicking on one of the payment buttons for a R50, R250 or R1000 donation. The button will take you to the Payfast website where you need to enter your credit card details. Please also add your callsign after your surname.
Visit the Next Generation Beacon web page for article, videos, updates. and a list of donors Click here
The SARL Noise Floor Project - The presentation by Hans, ZS6AKV during the C7 - EMC meeting atthe Region 1 Virtual General Conference, can be seen here.
The IARUMS Region 1 Newsletters are available on iaru-r1.org and read it!
New Satellite Book now available - The new ARRL Amateur radio satellites for beginners is now available in South Africa. With the opening of e-commerce, Postnet is operating again and books can be sent to your nearest Postnet. You can make contacts through amateur radio satellites, and even with the International Space Station, using equipment you probably own right now! All it takes is the right information, which you will find in Amateur Radio Satellites for Beginners by Steve Ford
There are dozens of spacecraft in orbit just waiting for your signals, and more are being launched every year. This book is your guide to a whole new world of operating enjoyment.
Amateur Radio Satellites for Beginners will introduce you to new experiences that you may have thought were out of your reach. Start reading and discover how easy it can be! To order the book visit www.amateurradio.org.za. 115 pages plus index.
Guidelines for a non SARL member to use the SA-QSL system- Phone Kelley at NARC (011 675 2393) and check that your correct information is on the database – license number and e-mail address are important.
Click on SA-QSL system link (on the left-hand side of the web page) and then click on “Need to Register”. Follow the instructions on the screen. Your username and password will be e-mailed to you which you can use to logon in future.
SARL and not yet SARL Members are requested to check their Electronic QSLs on a regular basis.
2022 Advertising in Radio ZS and the SARL Web site
Radio ZS and the SARL web welcomes advertising. It is a source of information for readers. Send your advertisement for the League website to Hans, ZS6AKV at firstname.lastname@example.org and for Radio ZS to Dennis, ZS4BS at email@example.com.
Advertising Rates (effective 1 January 2022) Display (cameo) on home page and Radio ZS Strip advertisement - R600 pm - R3 000 for 6 months - R5 000 per annum
Commercial Hamad on home page - R100 pm - R400 for 6 months - R900 per annum
Terms and conditions
All contract advertisements content may be changed monthly on 5 working day notice
The rates are based on the complete supply of material in Jpeg unless otherwise negotiated. For artwork additional charges may apply as agreed. A design service is available at R400 per advertisement.
The content of the advertisements must comply with regulations and norms acceptable in South Africa
All advertisements are playable in advance by EFT to SA Radio League, ABSA, account no 4071 588 849 branch code 632 005
All correspondence and material must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org with a copy to email@example.com