UNLOCKING AMATEUR RADIO TECHNOLOGY - Take your amateur radio experience to a higher level . Book now for the SARL symposium to be held in Stellenbosch on Friday 12 April starting at 13:00 and followed by snacks and drinks at 19:30. Get the full programme here and book here
Experience the West Coast Propagation phenomena, see how the VHF reverse beacon network will enhance your VHF operations, See behind the scene of Moningstar to work HF from your hand-held, Experience how SDR and a dongle will turn your computer into a powerful shortwave receiver. Get up to speed with QO100, amateur radio's first geostationary satellite with 24/7 DX. These are just a few of the presentations and demonstrations that await you.
SARL ON-THE-AIR BULLETINS AND AMATEUR RADIO TODAY PROGRAMME
Sunday 24 March 2019
SARLNUUS met John Keulder ZS6BX 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: SatNOGS opensource ground station and network with Tom van den Bon ZR6TG. Also excitement on long distance VHF in Focus on VHF and above with Brian Jacobs ZS6YZ
SARL AWARDS DINNER BOOKINGS - The Awards Dinner will be held at the Devonvale Golf Estate, Bottelary Road, Stellenbosch. 79 seats have already been booked! Hurry up with your registration form.
RADIO ZS - The March 2019 Radio ZS is available for download - Click here to download your copy – it is available for everybody to read
THE 2019 SARL DAY OF THE RADIO AMATEUR
2019 Day of the Radio Amateur AGM Booklet - download here
2019 Day of the Radio Amateur Registration Form - download here
2019 Day of the Radio Amateur Proxy Form - download here
Unlocking Amateur Radio Technology Symposium
Friday 12 April 2019 13:00 – 19:30 followed by cocktails
A workshop presented by the South African Radio League to showcase the exiting activities that Radio Amateurs can get and should get involved in to unlock the next level of activities. It is said that amateur radio is the most exciting of all technical hobbies and the SARL will show you how you can enhance your experience while still having fun yet experience the thrill of achievement.
Setting the Scene
A keynote address by Lindsey Magnus of the SKA showcasing their hi-tech
Software defined radio -Showcasing how to use a simple dongle to turn your computing device into a full blow radio with practical demonstrations for HF and VHF applications.
DXing on the world’s first Geostationary Satellite “Is’hailsat 2” and how to build a ground station that will not break the bank.
A VHF reverse beacon network to alert when VHF openings occur – A RBN provides unique opportunity for real-time propagation awareness. The system will be demonstrated. Did you know that when VHF conditions are right, long distance VHF contacts can be made with relative simple equipment?
The SARL HF noise monitoring project and how you can save the future of DXing – it will not be the lack of Sunspot that inhibits, it will be the high and increasing noise level
Western Cape to St Helena on a two-metre vertical – how did it happen? What is the Westcoast propagation phenomena, does it occur elsewhere?
Plus, quick fire presentations (10 minutes) on a number of topic of interest such as Put a multi meter to better use, logbook of the world to your DXCC, SA latest satellite from CPUT, XinaBox plug-in module to just about build anything, and many more.
There will be display of interesting hardware, and great prize to be won for just attending.
Book early, there are only 50 seats available at R250, after that registration will cost R700.
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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 email@example.com 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
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org and for Radio ZS to Dennis, ZS4BS at email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with a copy to email@example.com