NARC Closed for the Looong Weekend.
The NARC will close on Thursday afternoon 26 April and re-open on Wednesday morning 2 May 2018. Any urgent enquiries can be sent to the SARL Secretary during this period.
Amateur Radio Today and SARL NEWS. Listen to these programmes on line or download to retransmit on local nets, a SARL service to Radio Amateurs. Get the transmission schedule here .
Sunday 22 April 2018
SARLNUUS met Irene Myburgh ZS6IEA laai hier af
SARLNEWS with Rory Norton ZS2BL download/listen here
AMATEUR RADIO TODAY with Hans van de Groenendaal ZS6AKV listen here or for more details click here
SDR WORKSHOP AT NARC TO ADDRESS ANTENNA ISSUES for the SARL RF NOISE MOMITORING PROJECT - The next SDR workshop will be held at the NARC starting at 09:00 on Saturday 5 May. At the workshop, there will be a report back on the SARL RF Noise Monitoring Project. Other subjects to be covered include how to automate the uploading of the data to the server, an introduction to GNU Radio by Anton Janovsky, ZR6AIC, and a discussion on the best antenna to use for the noise monitoring project with Vincent Harrison, ZS6BTY. The cost will be R50 for SARL and AMSAT SA members and R100 for non-members. Registration details are on www.amsatsa.org.za. There will be no cash facilities at the workshop to handle cash. Please use EFT.
Download the SARL Noise Monitoring project leaflet here
Get radio active in a different way - The SARL will soon be featuring a 3 minute slot on LM Radio. It will be broadcast mid-morning on a Saturday on 702 kHz AM from Johannesburg. The SARL invites all young radio amateurs to send us a WhatsApp voice note. Record why you think amateur radio is cool or “Amateur radio is cool because it gets into new technologies …” Use your own words. Start your voice note with I am, your name and callsign. The voice note must not be longer than 1 minute. Send your voice note to 076 402 1464. You may just be the next radio star.
THE SUNDAY TRIBUNE SETS THE RECORD STRAIT-The KwaZulu-Natal based Sunday Tribune, set the record strait after an eroneous headline "Radio Hams bust in sting" which appeared in the 8 April edition of the paper. In addition the paper also reported on the YOTA event to be held in South Africa in August this year.
Rapid Deployment Amateur Radio- Eddie, ZS6BNE, has provided the URL for a very inspirational video on the past RaDAR Challenge. Kjetil, LB4FH, takes you along on his trip during the RaDAR Challenge www.youtube.com/watch?v=NoH43TWa8Nw&feature=youtu.be
Kjetil, LB4FH, was inspired by an excellent podcast interview of Greg, N4KGL, by Johnathan, W7DBO of "The FIELD RADIO podcast" www.youtube.com/watch?v=iHiU3eIyQvA
Slowly but surely the RaDAR challenge moves through the world. Each one who takes on the challenge becomes an ambassador and leads by example.
The DXCC Yearbook 2017 and IARUMS News March 2018 - The DXCC Yearbook 2017 can be downloaded from http://www.sarl.org.za/members/Awards/AwardsDirectory.asp
The March 2018 Issue of the IARUMS Newsletter can be downloaded from
Radio ZS April 2018
The April 2018 issue of Radio ZS is available for download from the League web site. In this issue you can read the following:
Die April 2018-uitgawe van Radio ZS is beskikbaar vir aflaai vanaf die Liga-webwerf. In hierdie uitgawe kan jy die volgende lees:
2. Information page
3. Silent Keys
4. Invitation to the 2018 SARL National Convention
7. The Threats to Radiocommunication
11. Engaging Women in Amateur Radio
13. Transceiver for school children
16. Navy radio room clock
17. 23 cm to 2 metre 20 w Transverter
19. 13 cm to 2 metre Transverter
21. 23 cm Interdigital filter
23. TX/RX Multiple Sequencer
25. Band Decoder and Antenna Switch
28. A Portable Satellite 2 m and 70 cm crossed Yagi
30. Dummy load 50 ohms with RF Termination
31. 7 GHz Digital RF Milliwatt meter
33. How Many Radials is Enough
34. ‘Maat’ kenner van ‘praat’
35. VHF, UHF, SHF and EHF News
38. ZS SOTA News
39. Baba bring nuwe dimensie in illustreerder se werk
42. After 37 years, a response from Voyager 1
43. The Power of Radio
45. Welcome to the 30 Metre Digital Group or 30MDG
48. The Zepp antenna
49. Are you passionate about amateur radio?
50. CQ Contest - April
56. The Museum Piece
60. Road Traffic Ordinance Regulation 308A
The Editor notes that 775 copies of the March 2018 Radio ZS were downloaded, 580 copies of the February Radio ZS and 601 of the January Radio ZS.
Die redakteur merk op dat 775 kopieë van die Maart 2018 Radio ZS afgelaai is, 580 kopieë van die Februarie Radio ZS en 601 van die Januarie Radio ZS.
2018 ARRL HANDBOOK - The Handbook has been extensively updated, and includes significant new content. Each chapter has been authored and edited by experts in the subject.
“For the new ham…you will be amazed at how quickly you become familiar, not only with the theory, but also with the practical aspects of radio – from long waves to microwaves.
For the experienced ham…you’re in for a surprise and delight when you see the extent of the latest revisions. This edition is the most comprehensive revision since the 2014 edition.“ For more details click here. Only 5 copies available
Amateur Radio License fee increase
ICASA has informed the SARL that the licence fee will be increased by 5.3% on 1 April 2018. The new fees will be
1 Year - R 141.00
2 Year - R 269.00
3 Year - R 386.00
4 Year - R 492.00
5 Year - R 588.00
ICASA will start the invoicing process for the 2018/2019 period from 5 February 2018. 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.
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.
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 callsign.
2018 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
Display (cameo) on home page and Radio ZS Strip advertisement (10 cm by 2 columns) - R500 pm - R2 500 for 6 months - R4 500 per annum
Commercial Hamad on home page - R60 pm - R300 for 6 months - R500 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 email@example.com with a copy to firstname.lastname@example.org