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SARL Today HF Update with ZS4BS Focus on VHF/UHF/Microwave Contest News with Geoff ZS6C SARL Forum current topics Commercial Hamads

SARL TODAY! 

SARL ON-THE-AIR BULLETINS AND AMATEUR RADIO TODAY PROGRAMME

Sunday 19May 2019

SARLNUUS met Anette Jacobs ZR6D    Luister of laai hier af

SARLNEWS with Dennis Green ZS4BS  listen/download here

AMATEUR RADIO TODAY, a weekly actuality programme about Amateur Radio and technology hosted by  Hans van de Groenendaal ZS6AKV Download/Listen .

More details about Today's programme here. Transmission times and frequency details click here

In Amateur Radio Today:Taking a trip back to 27 October 1991

The SARL is looking for relay stations in the Western Cape, Northern Cape, FreeState and Gauteng to broadcast Amateur Radio Today on Sundays at 10 am on 40 metres, Pleae send your contact details to artoday@sarl.org.za if you would like to join the team. 

Amateur Radio Today on 80 metres on Mondays - On Mondays Amateur Radio Today is transmitted at 19:30 local time on 3620 kHz by Andy Cairns ZS6ADY. Reception reports are invited. Please send your report to artoday@sarl.org.za. Please give details of the signal strength antenna and location.  The SARL thanks Andy for coming forward to do the weekly relay. The SARL is inviting more amateurs to come forward to become relay stations. Send your details to artoday@sarl.org.za


Horizontal vs Vertical antenna polarisation – the debate Attend the next joint SARL and AMSAT SA VHF workshop on 25 May and join the debate about Horizontal versus Vertical antenna polarisation for long distance VHF communication. The subject has for several years been surrounded by arguments that Vertical polarisation surpasses Horizontal Polarisation in achieving long distance communication on VHF with equal opposite arguments.

Dick Coates ZS6BUN has carried out extensive technical paper research and reviewed experiential data from world-wide resources and will present his findings and share his own experiences at the workshop.

Other discussions at the workshop include: Update on the Bethlehem and Karoo two metre beacon projects, the West Coast propagation phenomena, and three quick fire   10-minute sessions covering the Reverse beacon project, increasing levels of the HF noise floor a growing concern and why VHF and UHF have an important future in Amateur Radio. 

The workshop will be held at the SARL National Amateur Radio Centre from 08:30 and ends at 13:00.  Midmorning light refreshments will be served. The registration fee is R50 for SARL and AMSAT SA Members and R100 for non-members. To register get details here. To download the programme click here


SARL Electronic Voting System - the SARL Electronic Voting System will be used to allow Members to vote on the Motions presented and discussed at the 2019 AGM. The system will be online and available as from 00:00 on Monday 13 May 2019 until 23:59 on Wednesday 22nd May 2019The web address for the voting system is http://www.sarl.org.za/Web3/ElectronicVoting/

Copies of the Motions may be accessed from the above page without signing on.You will be required to sign on with your primary SARL callsign and password, or friendly user password. If you have forgotten your password, click on the link “Forgot your password” and follow the instructions to receive an e-mail with a reminder of your password.  Please note that you will only be able to access this system if you are a currently paid-up member of the SARL with voting privileges in terms of the Constitution.

For each of the motions, you can vote in favour; against or abstain. After making your selection, the system will record your vote and send you an e-mail notification. The system will not allow you to vote a second time. It is important that you as a member of the SARL bring out your vote on these three motions so that the AGM process can be finalised. Send any comments or queries to secretary@sarl.org.za


 

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RADIO ZS - The May 2019 Radio ZS is available for download - Click here  


Unlocking Amateur Radio Technology - The SARL hosted a very sucessful synposium on 12 April 2019 in Stellenbosch.  It was attended by over 60 delegates. The symposium was supported by contributions from  RF Design, Comtest, F'Sati, Giga Technology and AMSAT SA. The powerpoint presentations are available for download here.


Hobby-X competition winner - At the SARL Unlocking Amateur Radio Symposium, the winner of the Hobby-X competition was drawn from the entries received. The lucky winner of the Raspberry Pi is Peter Jones of Polokwane. The Raspberry Pi was sponsored by RS Components. 


Worldwide list of HF Beacons - Click here

Worldwide list of 6 Metre Beacons - Click here 

Read the April 2019 issue of YL Beam here

Have you renewed your Amateur Radio licence with ICASA? Licences expire on 31 March 2019 - 

pay your licence today!

 

2019 RSGB Cricket World Cup Amateur Radio Marathon -The RSGB is pleased to invite all radio amateurs across the world to join us in celebrating the Cricket World Cup which is being held in England and Wales in 2019.  We are organising an International Amateur Radio Marathon for the duration of the competition.


2019/2020 Amateur Radio License fee increase

ICASA has informed the SARL that the licence fee will be increased by 4,7% on 1 April 2019. The new fees will be 

1 Year   -              R 148.00

2 Year   -              R 283.00

3 Year   -              R 406.00

4 Year   -              R 517.00

5 Year   -              R 617.00  

ICASA will start the invoicing process for the 2019/2020 period from 4 February 2019. Radio Amateurs are reminded that it is their responsibility to ensure their license is up to date. If for some reason no invoice is received, check that ICASA has been informed of any address changes. 

Avoid the hassles of having to renew each year, opt for a multi-year licence. Simply, when renewing pay the appropriate amount. On the EFT state 5 Year licence and your callsign. Also send an email to dkuhrau@icasa.org.za with a copy of the EFT payment.

The correct account for your ICASA Licence Fee is NEDBANK Account number: 14 62 00 29 27, Branch Code: 146245 - Corporate Client Services – Pretoria and in the reference field type in your licence number and call sign. 

ICASA Licence Fees - DO NOT pay the ICASA licence fee into the SARL bank account, all moneys wrongfully paid into the SARL account will be refunded less the bank charges associated with these transactions. 


LOW SUNSPOTS TRY 16O M, you cannot be without this book - ON4UN's Low Band DXing -  Dozens of new propagation maps based on DX Atlas, as well as an in-depth analysis of the influence of sunspot cycles on 160-metre ducting. A new discussion of cutting edge technology including Software Defined Radio and the revolutionary LP-500 Digital Station Monitor. Chapters include 

  • Propagation
  • DXing on the Low Bands
  • Receiving and Transmitting Equipment
  • Antenna Design Software
  • Antennas: General, Terms, Definitions
  • The Feed Line and the Antenna
  • Receiving Antennas
  • The Dipole Antenna
  • Vertical Antennas
  • Large Loop Antennas
  • Phased Arrays
  • Other Arrays
  • Yagis and Quads
  • Low Band DXing from a Small Garden
  • From Low Band DXing to Contesting

CD-ROM included! The CD-ROM includes the entire book in a fully searchable PDF format as well as ON4UN’s software (Windows XP only), antenna modeling files, photographs and more. Now R950.  Delivery via Postnet R120. Special offer  for September and October 2019 free postnet delivery


2019 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 artoday@sarl.org.za and for Radio ZS to Dennis, ZS4BS at radiozs@sarl.org.za

Advertising Rates (effective 1 February 2019)

Display (cameo) on home page and Radio ZS Strip advertisement (10 cm by 2 columns) - R550 pm - R2 750 for 6 months - R4 750 per annum

Commercial Hamad on home page - R70 pm - R350 for 6 months - R550 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

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 admin@sarl.org.za with a copy to artoday@sarl.org.za


HF Update with Dennis, ZS4BS - 18 May 2019 

Get your weekly copy of HF Happenings at www.sarl.org.za/hf_happenings.asp 

Southern African Fauna and Flora https://zsfaunaandflora.wordpress.com/

South African SOTA https://zssota.wordpress.com 

Contacts with stations on the African continent count towards the SARL’s All Africa Award www.sarl.org.za/public/awards/awards.asp

Worlswide List of HF Beacons https://iaruhfbeacons.wordpress.com/ 


Seychelles, S7. Laci, HA7JTR will be active holiday style as S79HA from Praslin Island (AF-024), Seychelles starting on Wednesday 22 May and continuing until Wednesday 29 May. He will operate CW and some SSB, with a focus on the low bands. QSL via LoTW, eQSL, or direct to HA7JTR.

Ghana, 9G. Matteo, IZ4YGS will be active again as 9G5GS from Sanzule, Ghana from Friday 7 June to Tuesday 2 July. In his spare time, typically between 21:00 and 00:00 UTC, he will operate FT8 and SSB on 160 to 6 m, FT8 in the fox and hound mode. (QSL via LoTW, eQSL, or direct to home call; the is a log search on Club Log.

Zambia 2020. Rune, LA7THA and others are planning to be active as 9J2LA (requested call sign) from Zambia in early March 2020. The team includes veterans from Z2LA and 7P8LB, as well as a couple of new members (LB8DC and LA3MHA). They plan to operate CW and FT8 on the lower bands, and CW, SSB and FT8 on the higher bands. QSL via M0OXO. More information is expected in due course.

Cricket World Cup 2019. The event starts on 30 May and continues to 14 July. The RSGB CWC Marathon will be on the air with some 31 special calls active from the UK. From South African, ZS19CWC will be active, Theunis, ZS2EC is in charge of the call sign. Contact him if you would like to operate the call.

England, G. Celebrating the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings, the Royal Naval Amateur Radio Society's London Group (GB2RN) will operate special event station GB75DDAY between 1 and 28 June. QSL via the bureau, or direct to G0TOC.

France, F. The Radio Club de Granville will operate special call sign TM75GRV between 3 and 6 June for the 75th anniversary of D-Day and again from 29 July to 3 August for the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Granville. QSL via F5KAQ. 

Switzerland, HB9. Radio Club Locarno will operate special call sign HB10WCA between 1 and 30 June for the 10th anniversary of the World Castles Award programme. QSL via HB9FBI, direct or bureau.

Romania, YO. Special call sign YR19PFS is active between 15 May and 15 June to mark Pope Francis' visit to Romania. QSL via Club Log's OQRS, LoTW, eQSL, or via YO6KNE.

Mexico, XE. Radioclub Cancun and Radioaficionados Yucatecos will be active as 6E6RM between 17 and 26 May during the 6th edition of the Rally Maya Mexico. They will operate SSB, RTTY and FT8 on 40, 20, 10 and 6 metres. QSL via the bureau.

Guatemala, TG. Dwight, VE7BV will be active again as TG9BBV from Guatemala between
 20 May and 12 June. He will operate CW, with so
me SSB and FT8, on 80, 40, 20, 17, 15 and 12 metres. QSL via VE7BV (direct or bureau) and LoTW.


VHF+ UHF+ MICROWAVE NEWS - FOCUS ON VHF with ZS6YZ 19 May 2019 

VHF, UHF and Microwave Record Table the latest table of records is available from the VHF SA Record page. Click here to get a copy. Compiled and updated by Paul, ZS6NK - latest version 11 May 2019. Updates to zssixnk@gmail.com


Focus on VHF and Above 19 May 2019

Audio version

There is no tutorial this week, but again some exiting news from the West Coast. Well not our West Coast but the West Coast of Namibia.

Last week we reported that the Hepburn charts have been showing favourable conditions for the West Coast and this week it is great to report on two accomplishments that have taken place. 

On Wednesday 15 May, the charts predicted great conditions between the West Coast of Namibia and St Helena Island.

 

 

 

 

Firstly well done to Johann V51JH from Swakopmund on managing to make contact with Garry ZD7GWM on St Helena Island. Johann had only just completed installing his antennas on his mast at his QTH and announced on the WhatsApp group that he was on the air at around 16:28.

V51JH Antenna X700H up at 15m half inch low loss coax and Telegartner connectors.

 

At 17:19 Dawid ZS1DK who is a long distance truck driver sent a voicemail saying that Johann was on the air with Garry on St Helena Island.

 

 

Dawid, also has the callsign V51DK and regularly travels the route from Cape Town to Swakopmund and back.

 

Just listen to Dawid’s excitement in the next couple of voice mails as well the recording of the contact between Johan V51JH and Garry ZD7GWM.

 

Audio 1

 

And not long after that at about 18:10 Dawid using his V51DK callsign made the contact.

 

Audio 2

Well I think those last couple of kilometres to Swakopmund flew by unnoticed. Would have loved to have been in that truck with Dawid.

Fantastic guys, great achievement. 

VHF News also received an email from Sid ZS5SID regarding some activity along the South East Coast.

Sid says “ I have made contact with Dave ZS5DJ a few times Monday and Tuesday nights, but of late I have not heard his CW or CQ call. With regards to Peter ZS2ABF I have heard his CW but never had a QSO with him. Very quiet here on 144.300 Mhz. My radio is always on hoping for a contact.” Sid also adds that he has a 12 element Yagi pointing towards Gauteng and hopes to make contact sometime. 

In one weeks time the VHF workshop will be taking place on 25 May at the National Amateur Radio Centre. There is still place, so please complete the registration form so that we know that you will be coming and to help with the catering.

 The main topic will be: Which is better, Vertical or Horizontal polarisation?

 

Come to the VHF workshop and listen to what Dick ZS6BUN has to say  about Vertical vs Horizontal propagation. There will also be feedback on the progress of the two new beacons, a discussion on the West Coast propagation phenomenon and some quick fire sessions on the Reverse Beacon Project, a growing concern regarding the HF noise levels and why VHF and UHF has an important future in Amateur Radio. 

The registration fee is R50 for SARL and AMSAT SA Members and R100 for non-members. For registration and the agenda go to either the AMSAT SA website at http://amsatsa.org.za/ or the SARL website www.sarl.org.za 

Hope to see you at the VHF Workshop.

The next meeting of the VHF Work Group will be via Skype on 30 May 2019. If you want to join the VHF Work Group, send us your Skype name to vhfnews@sarl.org.za and we will add you to the call.

Please send your news snippets and information about activities on VHF and Above to vhfnews@sarl.org.za.


 Focus on VHF and above 12 May 2019

Audio Version listen here

Firstly, I would like to apologise for last week’s program not being available for broadcast despite it being completed. It is now available on the SARL home page as well as the audio version along with this week’s program that will be on the web shortly after this Amateur Radio Today transmission. 

This week I want to talk about Band Plans. 

The International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) (iaru.org) represents the interests of amateur radio world wide. It has 155 member societies covering most territories. In South Africa, the member society is the South African Radio League (SARL).

Apart from advocacy at the ITU’s rule making World Radio Conferences, the IARU also establishes voluntary band plans for amateur use. These band plans normally extend across an ITU region. South Africa would therefore adhere to Region 1 band plans. 

These band plans are carefully formulated to take all interests of amateurs into account, and represent a compromise that hurts everyone equally. The considerations that went into making the band plan may not be obvious to you, and you may cause unanticipated interference if you decide to act contrary to the band plan. 

The bands allocated to amateurs are divided into segments for different uses according to the band plan. Typically each band has different segments set aside for CW, digital modes and phone. Some frequencies may be reserved for beacons, on which no other stations should transmit. Others may be reserved for particular purposes, such as satellite use or

inter-continental DX. Although in most cases it is not a legal requirement to observe the band plans, courtesy to other operators should be sufficient reason to do so. 

In South Africa we have some additional bands allocated for our use that are not allocated in the rest of the region. An example of this the 8m band or the frequencies between 40.675 – 40.685 MHz which has been allocated for amateur use for the study of propagation. 

For a full list of the band plans go to http://www.sarl.org.za/public/licences/bandplan.asp

Likewise beacons are coordinated as well. Some beacons on the HF and lower VHF bands are coordinated at a regional level and an international level while the beacons operating on the higher VHF bands are coordinated on a national level by the member society which in our case is the SARL. 

There are SARL appointees and work groups who are responsible for managing these band plans and beacons to ensure that there is fair play on the usage of the bands and that the beacons are operating in the band segments allocated to beacons. The two new beacons that are currently being worked on by the VHF Work Group will be owned by the SARL and are being funded by the SARL. You and I are able to join these work groups and share our expertise, knowledge and know how and to help with the development of the hobby. So why not become active and make a difference by joining the various work groups that the SARL has.

We have not received news on VHF and above activities, but this does not mean that nothing is happening on the VHF and above bands. 

Congratulations to Rickus ZS4A with his first EME contact on 23cm last Sunday afternoon. 

The Hepbrun charts are still predicting very favourable conditions along the West Coast and amateurs on the West Coast and in Brazil are pointing their antennas across the Atlantic to see if they can make contact with each other. Using the weak signal modes on VHF could well make comms possible across the Atlantic. 

The Hepburn charts are looking good for the South East Coast as well. Are there any amateurs who operate up and down the South East Coast apart from Peter ZS2ABF and Dave ZS5DJ? It has been a while since Peter posted anything on the SARL Forum as well. 

In two weeks time the VHF workshop will be taking place on 25 May at the National Amateur Radio Centre. 

The main topic will be which is better, Vertical or Horizontal polarisation? 

This has been debated at length by the long distance VHF and above enthusiasts and depending where you are, your opinion and experience will differ. You will passionately defend your point of view with audio and video recordings of tests that you have done to prove that the one is better than the other. 

Which side are you on? Vertical or Horizontal? 

Come to the VHF workshop  on 25 May and listen to what Dick ZS6BUN has to say. There will be plenty of time for a lively discussion as well after Dick’s presentation. 

The registration fee is R50 for SARL and AMSAT SA Members and R100 for non-members. For registration and the agenda go to the AMSAT SA website at http://amsatsa.org.za/. Put 25 May 2019 in your diaries and plan to be there. 

The next meeting of the VHF Work Group will be via Skype on 30 May 2019. If you want to join the VHF Work Group, send us your Skype name to vhfnews@sarl.org.za and we will add you to the call. 

Please send your news snippets and information about activities on VHF and Above to vhfnews@sarl.org.za. 


Focus on VHF and above  6 May 2019

Audio version  listen here

 In three weeks time the VHF workshop will be taking place on 25 May at the National Amateur Radio Centre.

The main topic will be which is better, Vertical or Horizontal polarisation?

This has been debated at length by the long distance VHF and above enthusiasts and depending where you are, your opinion and experience will differ. You will passionately defend your point of view with audio and video recordings of tests that you have done to prove that the one is better than the other. 

Listen to what Onno VK6FLAB has to say. 

Foundations of Amateur Radio 

I have found a reference that there were studies done by the television broadcast industry way back in 1939 and then it was already determined that horizontal antennas performed better for tropospheric propagation.

I have also found another reference from 1986 that the BBC did tests to compare horizontal, vertical and mixed polarisations on their VHF-FM broadcasts and determined that for new networks the optimum polarisation would be vertical. 

Which side are you on? Vertical or Horizontal? 

Come to the VHF workshop and listen to what Dick ZS6BUN has to say. There will be plenty of time for a lively discussion as well after Dick’s presentation.

We have not received news on VHF and above activities, but this does not mean that nothing is happening on the VHF and above bands. 

The Hepbrun charts predicted very favourable conditions along the West Coast this past week and amateurs on the West Coast and in Brazil are pointing their antennas across the Atlantic to see if they can make contact with each other. Using the weak signal modes on VHF could well make comms possible across the Atlantic. 

Dick ZS6BUN posted on the 46 Long Distance VHF/UHF group that when he worked Nasri ZS1NAZ on Meteor Scatter last weekend the best signals that they recorded was +24 dB. Dick made the assumption that if both of them were running 1 kW and you do the maths, then if they were running only 10 W then their signals would have been around +4 dB which is a very good signal and could easily be decoded at that level. Dick says “Just shows you don’t need high power for MS - just patience and a bottomless coffee pot !” 

That is so true Dick. Everyone seems to be fixated on high power, while with a little extra effort and patience you can get those contacts with power levels well within the capabilities of most of the standard rigs available to us. 

This brings the thought to mind we are so eager and impatient and tend to want everything now and will throw money at a problem to achieve instant gratification, and that we miss out on the really great experience of making a fantastic contact on low power which is actually an even greater accomplishment. 

Now something for the more technical minded folk who love playing with their SDR Dongles and Raspberry Pi’s.

Nexmon SDR is code that you can use to turn a Broadcom BCM4339 802.11ac WiFi chip into a TX capable SDR that is capable of transmitting any arbitrary signal from IQ data within the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz WiFi bands. In commercial devices the BCM4339 was most commonly found in the Nexus 5 smartphones. 

Recently Nexmon have tweeted that their code now supports the BCM43455c0 which is the WiFi chip used in the recently released Raspberry Pi 3B+. They write that the previous Raspberry Pi 3B (non-plus) cannot be used with Nexmon as it only has 802.11n, but since the 3B+ has 802.11ac Nexmon is compatible. 

Combined with RPiTX which is a Raspberry Pi tool for transmitting arbitrary RF signals using a GPIO pin between 5 kHz to 1500 MHz, the Raspberry Pi 3B+ may end up becoming a versatile low cost TX SDR just on it's own.

For more information about this software go to https://github.com/seemoo-lab/mobisys2018_nexmon_software_defined_radio

 

The next meeting of the VHF Work Group will be via Skype on 30 May 2019. If you want to join the VHF Work Group, send us your Skype name to vhfnews@sarl.org.za and we will add you to the call. 

The next VHF/UHF workshop is being planned for 25 May 2019 at the National Amateur Radio Centre. 

The registration fee is R50 for SARL and AMSAT SA Members and R100 for non-members. For registration and the agenda go to the AMSAT SA website at http://amsatsa.org.za/. Put 25 May 2019 in your diaries and plan to be there.

Please send your news snippets and information about activities on VHF and Above to vhfnews@sarl.org.za


CONTEST NEWS WITH ZS6C 15 May 2019 

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Radio Amateurs, or "Hams" use two-way radio communication to make contact with other radio amateurs all over the world. They are even able to use satellites and on occasion speak with astronauts. Radio Hams can do this from home or while mobile in cars, boats or on foot.

Radio Hams have a full range or communication modes at their disposal. These include plain voice, Morse code, numerous digital computer modes and even graphical modes like television. As a licensed amateur radio operator you will be able to join in experiments using all these modes.

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