The 2017 IARU Region 1 General Conference - Papers for Committee 3 (Administration), Committee 4 (HF), Committee 5 (VHF/UHF) and Committee 7 (EMC) have been uploaded to the Landshut Conference page at http://www.iaru-r1.org/index.php/general-conference/landshut-2017
The papers are in zipped files ready for download. Also available on the Conference page are the Nominations for the Executive Committee as received by the Region 1 Secretary on 17 June 2017.
SARL Fund for Disaster Victims
I am pleased to announce that Council have decided, on short notice, to establish an independent General Disaster Trust Fund to assist fellow radio amateurs who have suffered because of natural disasters. In a nutshell, this general disaster fund will be administered by independent trustees and not by Council.
Erasmus Incorporated Trust Account Account no 4049478830
SARL Fund for Disaster Victims” on the Forum
Nico, ZS6QL, SARL President
FM BROADCASTING STATIONS AS VHF BEACONS
In the USA they have often observed strong signals from distant FM broadcasting stations during Sporadic-E openings beyond the skip distance. This is also possible in South Africa during December and January months, which is our Sporadic-E season. Just keep an eye on those clear spaces on the FM band where distant FM stations are hiding in the noise. FM stations could also act as VHF beacons on Tropospheric modes, as well as indicators of meteor scatter and lightning scatter. ZS2FM at Port Elizabeth studied the propagation from an East London FM station for about a year over a distance of 250 km, while using a four element vertically polarized Yagi in the attic connected to a domestic FM receiver. The FM station was audible daily via Tropo Scatter, but with very deep QSB cycles, and yielded a peak signal of about 2 microvolts as measured at the antenna terminals of the receiver. During Tropo Enhancement, where a temperature inversion was present below 450 metres, the signal increased to around 20 microvolts with full quieting and no QSB. When a cold front approached from the west it created a Tropo Duct ahead of it, which is a temperature inversion at an altitude of 500 metres or higher. This produced a super FM signal that peaked above 50 microvolts, and the maximum that could be measured at the receiver. So give it a try
SARLNEWS: AMATEUR RADIO TODAY - listen to these programmes on line or download to retransmit on local nets, a SARL service to Radio Amateurs.
Sunday 18June 2017
SARLNUUS met Anette Jacobs ZR6D luister/laai hieraf
SARLNEWS with Dave Reece ZS1DFR download/listen here
AMATEUR RADIO TODAY with Dawie Conradie ZR6DHC listen here or visit the Amateur Radio Today page with more details and download links here
Power supply specials for SARL Members - 12V 3amp and 10 amp power supplies at a really good prices They are really tough little units, brand new in the box and carry a 12-month warranty. Prices are as follows: 12V, 3Amp R 137.00 Incl VAT and 12V, 10Amp R 228.00 Incl VAT. Delivery anywhere in Johannesburg for an additional R 50.00. Contact Warren at PHD Powerhouse Distribution at 011 346 1812. While stocks last.This is a special for SARL members
PAY YOUR AMATEUR RADIO LICENCE NOW - Your 2017/2018 licence was payable on 1 April 2017. The fee is R134.00. The fee is for 5 years is R559.00. Advise Dewald at DKuhrau@icasa.org.za of your payment for a five year license.
ICASA is not oblighed to send out invoices. For full details on licenecs and payment click here
NVIS PROPAGATION - UNDERSTAND THE BASICS - Radio Communication via Near Vertical Incidence Skywave propagation can be used for communication over a wide area. It is very well suited for emergency communication. It uses frequencies between 3 and 10 MHz with amateur allocation in the 5 MHz particularly attractive. Two propagation researchers, Ben Witvliet and Rosa Ma Alsina-Pages wrote an interesting paper with lots of reference to other papers for additional reading.
You can download it here
4 Bursaries available for under 26 to study for class A - If you are under 26 and planning to study for the Class A amateur radio examination there are bursaries available.. For more detail and application forms click here.
RSGB HANDBOOK NOW AVAILABLE IN SA- The new RSGB Radio Communication Handbook is now avaiable in South Africa. Also available are the ARRL 2017 Handbook (hardcover version) and Low Band DXing. For a list of books locally stocked and a mailorder from click here. SARL Members get up to 10% discount .
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 - 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
Radio ZS Strip advertisement, 10 cm x 2 columns on top of the page - R100 pm - R500 for 6 months - R1 000 per annum
Display (cameo) on home page and Radio ZS Strip advertisement (as above) - R550 pm - R2 700 for 6 months - R4 900 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