Multi Payloads on BACAR 5 on Saturday 21 October 2017 - When BACAR takes to the skies at around 9 am on Saturday 21 October 2017 from in an airfield in Trichardt, near Secunda there will be many radio systems in operation. Listen, operate and send reports, video and audio clips to firstname.lastname@example.org. You could win a 2017 ARRL Handbook in a luck draw.
Watch Kletskous undergoing a shake test! Click here
The AMSAT SA Kletskous transponder will operate on the following frequencies
Uplink: 435.145 MHz NBFM
Downlink: 145.870 MHz NBFM
Maximum uplink power is 5 watt EIRP.
DO NOT USE HIGHER POWER
Telemetry – Morse code 20 wpm on 144,100 MHz every 3 minutes ZS6WBT
Telemetry – RTTY continuous 434,650 MHz
SSTV: 7043 kHz
CW: 145,825MHz “This is ZR6AIC Experimental Balloon 10 mW”
ZS6SRC - 13 144,800 MHz 8W
ZS6SKY - APRS 144,825 MHz 300 mW
ZR6AIC – APRS 144,800 MHz 10mW
Parrot – 433.550 MHz FM
Cross-band repeater – TX 145,9875 MHz RX 439,975 MHz with 88,5 Hz CTCSS FM
Kletskous – Uplink 435,145 MHz, Downlink 145,870 MHz
Xinabox – 915 MHz
SANSA – 2.310 GHz
BACAR is a project of the Secunda Amateur Radio Club. Schools participating are Jeugland and Dr Reginald Cingo School.
Also listen for CQ Hou Koers and JOTA stations.
SARLNEWS: AMATEUR RADIO TODAY - listen to these programmes on line or download to retransmit on local nets, a SARL service to Radio Amateurs.
Sunday 15 October 2017
SARLNUUS Irene Myburgh luister/laai hieraf
SARLNEWS with Roy Norton ZS2BL download/listen here AMATEUR RADIO TODAY with Hans van de Groenendaal listen here or for more details click here
Get your copy of the October 2017 Radio ZS here - In this FREE issue we tell about the 24th IARU Region 1 Conference. We look at the Future of Amateur Radio and we learn more about the ZS3ZU Hammies. Find out about the ZS SOTA update and the Southern African Fauna and Flora.
Read the Conference Report of the 24th IARU Region 1 General Conference here
SDR WORKSHOP CAPE TOWN 4 November 2017 - The workshop presented by AMSATSA in cooperation with the SARL will be held at the Oakdale club 80 A, Bloemhof Road, Bellville, Cape Town on 4 November 2017. Get more details and booking form here . The change of venue is due to problems on the CPUT campus. Coffee will be served . The restaurant and bar will be open for lunch
Full Kletskous CubeSat to fly on BACAR on 21 October 2017 - The AMSAT SA Kletskous team is putting the final touches on the CubeSat to be tested on the BACAR flight on 21 October 2017. The team is integrating the electrical power system (EPS), the stabiliser board, the on-board computer system, the transponder and antennas into the new space frame. No solar panels will be flown. Kletskous will be powered by a battery. This is a precautionary measure as solar panels are were expensive and could be severely damaged on the landing. BACAR is scheduled to be launched at 9 am from an airfield near Secunda.
Kletskous is a crowd funded project. Please become part of the project by donating to the Kletskous fund. Details and regular updates can be found on www.amsatsa.org.za. All donors are acknowledged on the website.
The transponder will operate on the following frequency
Uplink: 435.145 MHz NBFM
Downlink: 145.870 MHz NBFM
Maximum uplink power is 5 watt EIRP. ( Kletskous with transponder installed - Pgoto: ZS6LMG)
DO NOT USE HIGHER POWER
JOTA JOTI 2017 Update - ZS6SSG will be running a station as done over the last couple of years. This year, JOTA celebrates the 60th year of running. To commemorate this milestone, we will be running a special event callsign over the weekend (20th to 22nd October). The callsign is: ZS60JOTA. Look out for this call and make contact. We will be running on 20m, 40m and 80m bands for the weekend.
Amateurs interested in assisting with running a station for a Scout Group near their QTH, or would just like to come through and have a look at what is happening, please drop a mail here. It's a great event and the perfect opportunity to grow the youth involvement in this amazing hobby.
South Africa. This year, the Jamboree on the Air (JOTA) celebrates its 60th year of running. To commemorate this milestone, the Sandringham Scout Group, ZS6SSG, will be running special event station ZS60JOTA over the JOTA weekend of 20 to 22 October. Activity will be on 80, 40 and 20 metres. QSL via ZS6RKE, direct or bureau.
Egypt. SU60J Special Call sign upcoming activity for (JOTA-JOTI 2017) the largest Scouting event in the world www.qrz.com/db/SU60J
Solihull Amateur Radio Society will be running two Jamboree on the Air stations on 21 October. GB1NSS will be on the air for Nelson Sea Scouts in Solihull and GB0SDB will be active in Birmingham.
From the 20th to the 22nd Watcombe Radio Club is running JOTA station GB3TBS for Torbay Borough Scouts at the Torbay District Scout Camp in Torquay. Celebrating 60 years of Jamboree on the Air, the station will operate on Friday, before the official start of JOTA, from 07:00 to midnight. Saturday hours will be 09:30 to 20:00 UTC and on Sunday it's 10:00 to 13:00 UTC. Scouts are expected to attend all three sessions and pass greetings messages. There will also be an amateur television station thanks to local members of the British Amateur Television Club. The first event in 1957 included an ATV station so this seems appropriate.
Grey Point Fort Amateur Radio Society will be operating JOTA and Jamboree on the Internet, JOTI, with Bangor West Explorer Scouts. Activity will be from 10:00 to 16:00 UTC on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Grey Point Fort, Fort Road, Helen's Bay, Crawfordsburn, Co Down BT19 1PU. There will be a talk-in station and attractions include family activities and special interest groups. Contact Stephen McFarland, GB0GPF, on 028-9263 4315 or email email@example.com.
Perth Repeater Group is running a JOTA event with 1st Perthshire Pitlochry Scout Group next Saturday and Sunday from 09:00 UTC to 18:00 UTC. Operations will be at Atholl Road, Pitlochry, Perthshire PH16 5BX. Contact Martin Hobson, GS0PRG, on 01796 472 140 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Coventry Amateur Radio Society is taking part in JOTA next Saturday and Sunday, supporting the Coventry Minotaur Unit. GB0CMU will be on the air from The Scout Headquarters, Partidge Croft, Coventry.
Mexico. Scout station 4B3ASM will be active on 20 to 22 October for the annual Jamboree On The Air (JOTA). It will be located in Ciudad del Carmen on Carmen Island (NA-135). QSL via XE3AA.
REPORT BACK ON SARL/SARL LIAISON MEETING - The SARL-ICASA Liaison Committee met on 7 July. To read the summary report click here
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. To place an advertisement in Radio ZS, contact Dennis, ZS4BS, at email@example.com. To advertise on the League web site, contact Hans, ZS6AKV at firstname.lastname@example.org
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