LM RADIO ON 702 KHZ RECEIVED VIA LIGHTNING SCATTER
Rickus De Lange, ZS4A, at Bethlehem conducted some interesting Lightning Scatter tests on 30 November 2017, while a thunderstorm was raging near the border of Swaziland about 291 km northeast of him and beaming his 12-element Yagi at it. He recorded a Fast Graph of WSJT-X on 144,250 MHz MSK144 where lightning flashes produced spots on the chart. He did a musical transmission on the frequency and then asked Carl, ZS6CBQ, to listen for him without success. Rickus then changed to AM broadcasting stations and ended up listening to the 702 kHz commercial station when he heard the studio presenter's voice clearly for about 8 seconds before it suddenly disappeared. ZS4A feels that this experiment worked; now the 50 and 144 MHz tests are lying ahead.
IARU Region 1 - December YOTA Month - An activity for the youngsters during the month of December when several youngsters from member countries will become active on the air with YOTA as suffix in the callsigns.
From Friday, December 1 to Sunday December 31, 2017 international YOTA stations will attempt to make many contacts worldwide with each other. This event is aimed at young people and is a golden opportunity for clubs to get youngsters who are interested in or want to find out more about Amateur Radio on the air. The SARL has registered a special callsign ZS9YOTA on the IARU R1 website as an educational callsign for use by clubs and individuals during December.
To reserve a slot to use the ZS9YOTA callsign on a daily basis or for information please contact Koos ZR6KF via email email@example.com or alternatively to Nico, ZS6QL firstname.lastname@example.org. The Schedule is available here and the rules here. Looking forward to hear our younger generation active on the air during this month!
SARLNEWS: AMATEUR RADIO TODAY - listen to these programmes on line or download to retransmit on local nets, a SARL service to Radio Amateurs.
Sunday 10 December 2017
SARLNUUS Anette Jacobs ZR6D luister/laai hier af
SARLNEWS Dennis Green ZS4BS download/listen here
AMATEUR RADIO TODAY with Hans van de Groenendaal ZS6AKV listen here or for more details click here
December Radio ZS
Festive Greetings / Feestyd Groete
PARC hosts the 2018 SARL National Convention
SARL Awards and Trophies
5L3BI Baiyah Island AF-111NEW
The Southern African Fauna and Flora programme
The 2018 ARRL International Grid Chase
VHF, UHF, SHF and EHF News
IARU notes progress toward 50 MHz Region 1 allocation
2018 CQ DX Marathon
History of Amateur Radio, part 5
CQ Contest – December
The Museum Piece 40 and 80 m Portable Trapped Dipole
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HF NOISE MONITORING PROJECT WORKGROUP FORMED - At the SARL/AMSAT SA SDR workshop held at the NARC on 18 November 2017 an initial workgroup was formed to support and plan the SARL HF Noise monitoring project. Members of the group are Hans van de Grenendaal ZS6AKV, Dick Coates ZS6BUN, Tamsana Semele ZS6MOZ, Anton Janovsky ZR6AIC, Brian Jacobs ZS6YZ and Nico van Rensburg ZS6QL.
At the NARC SDR Workshop Anton Janovsky demonstrated the HF monitoring software and showed how to receive images from weather satellites using a dongle. The next Gauteng SDR workshop is planned at the NARC for 20 January 2018. The Cape Town date will be announced soon. A workshop in the Durban area is also under consideration.
PRETORIA AMATEUR RADIO CLUB TO HOST THE SARL NATIONAL CONVENTION 2018
The 2018 SARL National Convention and AGM will be hosted by the Pretoria ARC over the weekend of 13 to 15 April 2018.
Nominations for SARL Awards, nominations for Council and motions for discussion at the 2018 AGM (14 April 2018) must be submitted to the SARL Secretary by midnight on Wednesday 31 January 2018. Send it to email@example.com. Visit the AGM Information page at www.sarl.org.za/members/agm/AGMMembers.asp for the documents.
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ZD7VC TO RUN A 144 MHz BEACON ON ST. HELENA ISLAND – Bruce Salt, ZD7VC, is willing to operate an omnidirectional 144 MHz beacon on St. Helena Island. Pieter Jacobs, V51PJ, will supply the transmitter and antenna, and Marcos PY1MHZ in Brazil is constructing the keyer. Pieter needs some extra donations in the form of solar panels etc, and a donation towards airfreight costs. This will open up a new VHF world across the Atlantic for the West Coast and even inland. The first Airlink service from South Africa has just inaugurated the new airport built on top of a mountain sponsored by Britain. Please contact Pieter V51PJ for further information.
SARL SUBMITS 5 MHZ Propagation Report to ICASA - The report covers observations using WSPR and Propagation charts covering April to June 2017. The report was compiled and edited by Hans van de Groenendaal ZS6AKV with input from Stewart Moss ZS6SGM and Vince Harrison ZS6BTY. Download it from here
What to do if your licence has been cancelled - Your first action must be to contact ICASA to determine your exact situation. The SARL does not have this information. See ICASA contact details click here.
Before following up with ICASA please have the following information available: Licence number, Copy of your most recent licence received, Proof of payment of any payments made. If a cancellation is found to be as a result of an ICASA error - the licence will be re-instated.
However where this has been due to a payment oversight ICASA is taking a hard line and will require you to re-apply for a new licence. For more information on licensing and payment of licences click here to download a comprehensive doocument
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