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BinarySpace High Altitude Balloon Launch - 20 April 2019
We are doing our first High Altitude Balloon Launch for 2019 (Binary-06) on Saturday 20 April. Everybody is invited to join us for the day to launch and chase the balloon; we will be launching from the Leeukop Farm Airfield in Deneysville. The flight is part of the ZS4SRK Balloon competition. For this balloon we are going back to basics to try and get a new height record for us. The balloon will only contain the APRS tracker, SSTV transmitter and the ZS6FZ repeater (roughly 700 g payload in total). During the time the balloon is in the air, radio amateurs will participate in a competition to make as many contacts via the balloon as possible. Radio Amateurs: please check the blue book for rules. More details can be found at https://www.binaryspace.co.za/?p=667
This will be the 6th BinarySpace High Altitude Balloon Launch
This will be the 6th launch using the Trackduino APRS tracker
This will be the 3rd launch from Leeukop Farm Airfield
This will be the 5th launch with SSTV camera
If you are interested in sponsoring future launches, then please reach out to us. Thanks to HTI for sponsoring the Helium/Balloon for this flight.
World Amateur Radio Day 2019 Marks International Amateur Radio Union Founding
Thursday 18 April is World Amateur Radio Day (WARD), this year marking the 94th anniversary of the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU), which was founded in Paris in 1925. Each year, WARD celebrates Amateur Radio's contribution to society. Groups in the US and around the world will celebrate WARD 2019 with on-air activities.ay 18 April is World Amateur Radio Day (WARD), this year marking the 94th anniversary of t
"I am pleased to extend my greetings for World Amateur Radio Day," IARU President Tim Ellam, VE6SH, said. April 18 is the day for all of Amateur Radio to celebrate and tell the world about the science we can help to teach, the community service we can provide, and the fun we have. I would encourage all radio amateurs to join in the celebrations and promote Amateur Radio on the air or in your community."
Amateur Radio experimenters were the first to discover that the shortwave spectrum was not the wasteland experts of the time considered it to be, but a resource that could support worldwide propagation. In the rush to use these shorter wavelengths, Amateur Radio was "in grave danger of being pushed aside," the IARU's history notes. Amateur Radio pioneers met in Paris in 1925 and created the IARU to support Amateur Radio around the globe.
Two years later, at the International Radiotelegraph Conference, Amateur Radio gained allocations still recognized today -- 160, 80, 40, 20, and 10 meters. More bands have followed, and the IARU has been working to defend and expand Amateur Radio frequency allocations ever since.
From the 25 countries that formed the IARU in 1925, the IARU has grown to include 160 member-societies in three regions. IARU Region 1 includes Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and northern Asia. Region 2 covers the Americas, and Region 3 is comprised of Australia, New Zealand, the Pacific island nations, and most of Asia.
The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has recognized the IARU as representing the interests of Amateur Radio.
Groups are encouraged to promote their WARD activity on social media by using the hashtag #WorldAmateurRadioDay on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. Visit the IARU World Amateur Radio Day web page for a listing of on-the-air activities http://www.iaru.org/world-amateur-radio-day.html.
Win one of two prizes, an ARRL amateur radio book and an AMSAT SA Dual band 2mm/70 antenna, by taken pictures of your activity demonstrating what amateur radio is about. Target young people in your area or school. Send the pic to firstname.lastname@example.org by 20 April 2019. Add a shory desciption and your contact details. You can also WhatsAPP your pic to 0764021464
Winners will be announved on Sunday 21 April on ARTODAY. Be active get on the air
Other activity Brazil: LABRE Roraima PV8AA will have various activities and satellite communications with Scout participation, including by young Venezuelan refugees..Denmark: Denmark will be active on the 18 April with more special call sign stations. The callsign will be 5PØWARD and 5PØWHD. More information on https://www.qrz.com/db/5p0ward
SARL ON-THE-AIR BULLETINS AND AMATEUR RADIO TODAY PROGRAMME
Sunday 14 April 2019
SARLNUUSmet Jan Kramer ZS6JRK Luister of laai hier af
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: Brian Jacobs talks about the VHF Reverse beacon project
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 email@example.com if you would like to join the team.
The 2018/2019 SARL Annual Report - is available on the AGM documents page or by following this link
Amateur Radio Today on 80 metres on Mondays - From Monday 15 April 2019 Amateur Radio Today will be transmitted on Mondays at 19:30 local time on 3620 kHz by Andy Cairns ZS6ADY. Reception reports are invited. Please send your report to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com
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!
RADIO ZS - The April 2019 Radio ZS is available for download - Click on Publications and download a copy.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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- Antennas: General, Terms, Definitions
- The Feed Line and the Antenna
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- 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 email@example.com and for Radio ZS to Dennis, ZS4BS at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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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 email@example.com with a copy to firstname.lastname@example.org