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SARL Today HF Update with ZS4BS VHF/UHF News with Mike Bosch ZS2FM Contest News with Geoff ZS6C SARL Forum current topics Commercial Hamads

SARL TODAY! 

CHANCE OF MAGNETIC STORMS THIS WEEK: NOAA forecasters say there is a 45% chance of polar geomagnetic storms on 18 and 19 October when Earth enters a new stream of solar wind. The New Moon will provide a velvety-dark backdrop for auroras around the Arctic Circle. 

SPOTLESS SUN SPARKS BRIGHT AURORAS: The sun just did something ironic. For a whole week, Oct. 9th - 15th, the face of the sun was utterly blank. There were no sunspots and no solar flares; NOAA classified solar activity as "very low."  At the same time, space weather was remarkably stormy. From Oct. 11th through 15th, not a single day went by without a geomagnetic storm.

What happened? This:

This is a coronal hole, a place in the sun's atmosphere where the magnetic field peels back and allows solar wind to escape. Solar wind spewing from this hole hit Earth's magnetic field on Oct. 11th. It mimicked the effect of a CME (a cloud of gas hurled toward us by an exploding sunspot), rattling our planet's magnetic field and lighting up polar regions with beautiful lights. Five days of G1- and G2-class geomagnetic storms ensued.

In Preston, England, aerospace engineer Stuart Green captured the "rattling" of Earth's magnetic field on his backyard magnetometer, buried a half-meter beneath the surface of his garden. Click on the image to see the full 5 days of geomagnetic storming:

"Passing in two main waves, solar wind flowing from the coronal hole sparked beautiful auroras around both poles and clearly disturbed our local magnetic field," he says. "The activity now appears to be subsiding ahead of the next wave heading our way in the coming days."

Coronal holes are present throughout the solar cycle, even during Solar Minimum when sunspots are scarce, and they are a key reason why space weather never stops. Stay tuned for more! 



TRY SOME 50 MHz SKEDS DURING THE LIGHTNING SEASON – The Johannesburg area is renowned for their late afternoon lightning storms, so this will be a great time to experiment with lightning scatter propagation. Of course only stations outside the lightning area would be able to participate, as those inside this area will have their antennas grounded. We already know that clear FM signals from the 108 FM broadcast band have been heard for about ten seconds or so in East London, which emanated from Durban over a distance of about 450 km, after lightning flashes during a distant thunderstorm. Skeds should be arranged with amateurs outside the thunderstorm area, making brief CQ calls after a lightning flash or radio burst and listening during the next burst or flash and so forth. It would be interesting to find out how directional the ionized trails of lightning are. So who would take up the challenge and establish that first lightning scatter contact on 50 MHz where the reflected radio signals could be a bit longer.  Also see Mike ZS2FM weekly clomn. Click here


SARLNEWS: AMATEUR RADIO TODAY - listen to  these programmes on line or download to retransmit on local nets, a SARL service to Radio Amateurs. 

Sunday 15 October 2017

SARLNUUS  Irene Myburgh  luister/laai hieraf 

SARLNEWS  with Roy Norton ZS2BL download/listen here 

AMATEUR RADIO TODAY with Hans van de Groenendaal  listen   here  or for more details click here 
Get your copy of the October 2017 Radio ZS here In this FREE issue we tell about the 24th IARU Region 1 Conference. We look at the Future of Amateur Radio and we learn more about the ZS3ZU Hammies. Find out about the ZS SOTA update and the Southern African Fauna and Flora. 

Read the Conference Report of the 24th IARU Region 1 General Conference here


SDR WORKSHOP CAPE TOWN 4 November 2017 - The workshop presented by AMSATSA in cooperation with the SARL  will be held in Cape at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (Bellville campus) on 4 November 2017. Get more details and booking form here  


Full Kletskous CubeSat to fly on BACAR on 21 October 2017 The AMSAT SA Kletskous team is putting the final touches on the CubeSat to be tested on the BACAR flight on 21 October 2017. The team is integrating the electrical power system (EPS), the stabiliser board, the on-board computer system, the transponder and antennas into the new space frame.  No solar panels will be flown. Kletskous will be powered by a battery.  This is a precautionary measure as solar panels are were expensive and could be severely damaged on the landing. BACAR is scheduled to be launched at 9 am from an airfield near Secunda. 

Kletskous is a crowd funded project. Please become part of the project by donating to the Kletskous fund. Details and regular updates can be found on www.amsatsa.org.za. All donors are  acknowledged  on the website. 

The transponder will operate on the following frequency

Uplink:  435.145 MHz  NBFM

Downlink: 145.870 MHz NBFM 

Maximum uplink power is 5 watt EIRP. ( Kletskous with transponder installed - Pgoto: ZS6LMG)

DO NOT USE HIGHER POWER


 

JOTA JOTI 2017 Update - ZS6SSG will be running a station as done over the last couple of years. This year, JOTA celebrates the 60th year of running. To commemorate this milestone, we will be running a special event callsign over the weekend (20th to 22nd October). The callsign is: ZS60JOTA. Look out for this call and make contact. We will be running on 20m, 40m and 80m bands for the weekend.

Amateurs  interested in assisting with running a station for a Scout Group near their QTH, or would just like to come through and have a look at what is happening, please drop a mail here. It's a great event and the perfect opportunity to grow the youth involvement in this amazing hobby.

South Africa. This year, the Jamboree on the Air (JOTA) celebrates its 60th year of running. To commemorate this milestone, the Sandringham Scout Group, ZS6SSG, will be running special event station ZS60JOTA over the JOTA weekend of 20 to 22 October. Activity will be on 80, 40 and 20 metres. QSL via ZS6RKE, direct or bureau.

Egypt. SU60J Special Call sign upcoming activity for (JOTA-JOTI 2017) the largest Scouting event in the world www.qrz.com/db/SU60J

United Kingdom

Solihull Amateur Radio Society will be running two Jamboree on the Air stations on 21 October. GB1NSS will be on the air for Nelson Sea Scouts in Solihull and GB0SDB will be active in Birmingham.

From the 20th to the 22nd Watcombe Radio Club is running JOTA station GB3TBS for Torbay Borough Scouts at the Torbay District Scout Camp in Torquay. Celebrating 60 years of Jamboree on the Air, the station will operate on Friday, before the official start of JOTA, from 07:00 to midnight. Saturday hours will be 09:30 to 20:00 UTC and on Sunday it's 10:00 to 13:00 UTC. Scouts are expected to attend all three sessions and pass greetings messages. There will also be an amateur television station thanks to local members of the British Amateur Television Club. The first event in 1957 included an ATV station so this seems appropriate.

Grey Point Fort Amateur Radio Society will be operating JOTA and Jamboree on the Internet, JOTI, with Bangor West Explorer Scouts. Activity will be from 10:00 to 16:00 UTC on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Grey Point Fort, Fort Road, Helen's Bay, Crawfordsburn, Co Down BT19 1PU. There will be a talk-in station and attractions include family activities and special interest groups. Contact Stephen McFarland, GB0GPF, on 028-9263 4315 or email greypointfort@hotmail.co.uk.

Perth Repeater Group is running a JOTA event with 1st Perthshire Pitlochry Scout Group next Saturday and Sunday from 09:00 UTC to 18:00 UTC. Operations will be at Atholl Road, Pitlochry, Perthshire PH16 5BX. Contact Martin Hobson, GS0PRG, on 01796 472 140 or email martin.hobson@btinternet.com.

Coventry Amateur Radio Society is taking part in JOTA next Saturday and Sunday, supporting the Coventry Minotaur Unit. GB0CMU will be on the air from The Scout Headquarters, Partidge Croft, Coventry.

Mexico. Scout station 4B3ASM will be active on 20 to 22 October for the annual Jamboree On The Air (JOTA). It will be located in Ciudad del Carmen on Carmen Island (NA-135). QSL via XE3AA. 


REPORT BACK ON SARL/SARL LIAISON MEETING -  The SARL-ICASA Liaison Committee met on 7 July. To read the summary report click here 


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 radiozs@sarl.org.za. To advertise on the League web site, contact Hans, ZS6AKV at artoday@sarl.org.za

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HF Update with Dennis, ZS4BS 14 October 2017 

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The CQ WW is the largest Amateur Radio competition in the world. Over 35 000 participants take to the airwaves on the last weekend of October (SSB) and November (CW) with the goal of making as many contacts with as many different DXCC entities and CQ Zones as possible. The SSB Contest runs from 00:00 UTC on Saturday 28 October to 23:59 UTC on Sunday 29 October (or 02:00 CAT on Saturday 28 October to 01:59 CAT on Monday 30 October). The exchange is a RS report and your CQ Zone. For stations in Swaziland, Bouvet, Lesotho, Botswana, SANAE Base in Antarctica, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Tristan da Cunha and Gough Islands, South Africa and Prince Edward and Marion Islands, that is Zone 38.

Bouvet 2018 3Y0Z. "After weeks of inventorying, packing, padding and weighing supplies and equipment", the 3Y0Z team reported on 10 October (see www.bouvetdx.org/), "we have sealed our container and loaded it aboard a truck bound for the port of Savannah. The container will go by sea to Manzanillo, Mexico; by rail to Balboa, Panama; then by sea to San Antonio, Copihue and finally Punta Arenas in Chile. The contents will be taken aboard our ship in Punta Arenas and meet our team at King George Island in the South Shetlands on 13 January 2018".

Kerguelen Islands, FT5XT. Gildas, F4HQZ (ex TU5KG) usually operates /mm when in the Crozet (FT5WQ) and Kerguelen (FT5XT) waters during his fishing campaigns in the Southern Indian Ocean. On 11 October, however, he was able to land and be active from the Kerguelen Islands (AF-084) for a couple of hours on 20 and 15 metres SSB. QSL direct to F4DXW; log search will be available on Club Log.

St Helena, ZD7. ZD7BR (not the previously announced ZD7VDE) is the callsign allocated to Bill, G0VDE for his 14 to 21 October operation from St Helena (AF-022). Depending "on demand for ZD7 and band conditions", he will be active on 80 to 10 metres SSB, with some RTTY, PSK31 and possibly FT8 and "just maybe a little CW". See http://sthelenadx.com/ for updates. QSL via G3SWH (OQRS for direct and bureau cards on www.g3swh.org.uk/decision.html and LoTW, log search on Club Log.

Canada, VE. Pierre, VE3KTB and Alex, VE1RUS, will be active again as VY0ERC most likely from 17 October to 10 November. This is the Eureka Amateur Radio Club station located in the environs of the weather station on Ellesmere Island (NA-008). They will be active as time permits and will try to be active during the CQ WW DX SSB Contest. QSL via M0OXO's OQRS.

S2 - Activity from Bhola Island (AS-140) started as S21ED and S21TV on 11 October, earlier than planned. The operators switched to S21ZDC on 13 October. They are mostly active from 00:00 to 15:00 UTC, as during their dark hours they are plagued with QRM they are unable to locate the source of. They will be active from AS-140 throughout 18 October and will "tear down everything" sometime on the 19th. Initial plans were to continue the expedition and be active from St Martin's Island (AS-127) between 21 and 25 October. Dates are subject to variation depending on local conditions. All QSL card requests for AS-140 should go to G3KHZ - this includes QSOs with S21ED, S21TV and S21ZDC.

Papua New Guinea, P2. Roly, ZL1BQD will be active as P29RR from Papua New Guinea from 20 October to 6 November. In his spare time, he will operate mainly FT8, with some SSB and CW. QSL direct to home call and possibly LoTW.


VHF+ UHF+ MICROWAVE NEWS by Mike Bosch ZS2FM 8 October 2017 

# Link to SARL VHF, UHF & MICROWAVES DX TABLE Click here 


TRY SOME 50 MHz SKEDS DURING THE LIGHTNING SEASON – The Johannesburg area is renowned for their late afternoon lightning storms, so this will be a great time to experiment with lightning scatter propagation. Of course only stations outside the lightning area would be able to participate, as those inside this area will have their antennas grounded. We already know that clear FM signals from the 108 FM broadcast band have been heard for about ten seconds or so in East London, which emanated from Durban over a distance of about 450 km, after lightning flashes during a distant thunderstorm. Skeds should be arranged with amateurs outside the thunderstorm area, making brief CQ calls after a lightning flash or radio burst and listening during the next burst or flash and so forth. It would be interesting to find out how directional the ionized trails of lightning are. So who would take up the challenge and establish that first lightning scatter contact on 50 MHz where the reflected radio signals could be a bit longer. 

RESULTS OF THE SARL VHF/UHF CONTEST – SECOND LEG 

Overall winners - all categories

1st Carl Minne ZS6CBQ - 104 040 Points (Base Limited A)

2nd Derick DuPlessis - ZS1CRG 63 814 Points (Field Multi Oper Ltd A)

3rd Jacques Louw - ZS4WW 49 416 Points (Base Limited A) 

Base station Unlimited Analogue & Digital Base station Limited A Analog only

1 st Carl Minne ZS6CBQ 104 040 Points

2 nd Jacques Louw ZS4WW 49 416 Points

3 rd Pierre Lindeque ZS4PF 44 956 Points 

Base station Limited 4 hours Analog only

1 st Koos Greyvenstein ZS6KSG 23 819 Points

2 nd Charles le Roux ZS1CF 1 941 Points 

Base station Limited D Digital only

1 st André Botes ZS2ACP 25 286 Points

2 nd Pieter Jacobs V51 PJ 8 688 Points 

 Field station Multi Operator Limited Analog Only

1 st Derick Du Plessis ZS1CRG 63 814 Points 

HI FROM EAST LONDON – “I have not received a reply from the Phantom Morse operator, so I expect he does not come onto the forums. Last night I did RX ZS5DJ's Morse from Ramsgate. The Hepburn Charts showed no Tropo at all along the S.E.Coast. The weather was also against it happening, Rain, Rain, Rain! Nevertheless it was sked night, so I came on frequency. I wrote a CQ msg on my Morse program/App on my Smart Phone and then TX'd it on 144,300 MHz. Dave got it and he replied also in Morse Code. He then called me by Voice, and I could just hear him R0-S3. Conditions were very poor and my hearing is also poor, therefore I composed another message on my Smart Phone Morse App telling him that I was going QRT. I'm too old to try and learn Morse, and originally years ago, the doctors told me that with my type of hearing problem, I would never be able to master it. I had previously tried for about 10 years before accepting it would not be for me. Thank heaven for Cell Phones and modern technology. Peter ZS2ABF.” 

METEOR SHOWER ORIONIDS 21-22 OCTOBER – The Orionis meteor shower, which is also associated with debris from Halley’s Comet, occurs every October. The name of the shower comes from the constellation of Orion. It peaks on 21-22 October with about 20 bright visible trails per hour, and will be around until 7 November. SSB contacts are possible on 50 MHz including Digital on 50, 70 and 144 MHz. 

NASA’s STUDY OF MARS REVEALED CLUES OF THE CRADLE OF LIFE – A long-gone sea on southern Mars once held nearly 10 times as much water as all of North America's Great Lakes combined, a recent report estimates. The report interprets data from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter as evidence that hot springs pumped mineral-laden water directly into this ancient Martian sea. Undersea hydrothermal conditions on Mars may have existed about 3,7 billion years ago; undersea hydrothermal conditions on Earth at about that same time are a strong candidate for where and when life on Earth began. The report adds an important type of wet ancient Martian environment to the diversity indicated by previous findings of evidence for rivers, lakes, deltas, seas, groundwater and hot springs. 

Mars today has neither standing water nor volcanic activity. Researchers estimate an age of about 3,7 billion years for the Martian deposits attributed to seafloor hydrothermal activity. Undersea hydrothermal conditions on Earth at about that same time are a strong candidate for where and when life on Earth began. Earth still has such conditions, where many forms of life thrive on chemical energy extracted from rocks, without sunlight. But due to Earth's active crust, our planet holds little direct geological evidence preserved from the time when life began. The possibility of undersea hydrothermal activity inside icy moons such as Europa at Jupiter and Enceladus at Saturn feeds interest in them as destinations in the quest to find extra-terrestrial life. 

NEWS IN BRIEF!  BACAR-5 is scheduled to be launched at 09:00 CAT from an airfield near Secunda, and the AMSATSA Kletskous will fly next Saturday on BACAR. The transponder frequencies are as follows: Uplink: 435.145 MHz  NBFM. Downlink: 145.870 MHz NBFM Maximum uplink power is 5 watt EIRP. 


CONTEST NEWS WITH ZS6C Updated 13 October 2017 

Scandinavian Activity Contest Rules 2017:  Aim - The aims of the contest are to promote amateur radio activity in Scandinavia and to encourage amateur radio communications between Scandinavian and non-Scandinavian amateur radio stations. Scandinavian stations will try to work as many non-Scandinavian stations as possible and vice versa. Periods: SSB: 2nd full weekend of October each year, starts 12:00 UTC Saturday and ends 11:59 UTC Sunday. Frequencies -  SSB: 3600-3650, 3700-3800, 7060-7100, 7130-7200, 14125-14300, 21151-21450, 28320-29000 kHz. According to the IARU Region 1 HF Bandplan. Exchange: consists of RS(T) plus serial number sequence starting with 001 (e.g., 59(9) 001). http://www.sactest.net/blog/rules/

JARTS WW RTTY CONTEST 2017: Date.    00:00 UTC Saturday, Oct. 21 thru 23:59 UTC Sunday, Oct.22 in 2017. Participants may operate whole 48 hours. Band: 3.5, 7,      14, 21, 28 MHz. Mode:               Baudot only. There is no limitation to use any spotting assistance. Exchange: RST and Operator's Age. 00(zero zero) is allowed for YL. http://jarts.jp/rules2017.html

Worked All Germany (WAG) Contest: The Deutscher Amateur-Radio-Club (DARC) has the honour to invite amateurs all over the world to participate in the annual Worked All Germany Contest.  Contest periods: October, third full weekend, 1500 UTC Saturday to 1459 UTC Sunday 2017:  21-22. October. Modes and bands: SSB, CW: 3,5 - 7 - 14 - 21 - 28 MHz. Check website for specific rules re frequencies. Exchange: A contest QSO can only be established between non-German and German stations and also between German stations. Non-German stations give the usual RS/RST + serial number. German stations give RS/RST + DOK (code for local DARC/VFDB chapter). http://www.darc.de/der-club/referate/conteste/worked-all-germany-contest/en/rules/

 

CQ World-Wide DX SSB Contest: October 28-29 - Starts 00:00:00 UTC Saturday    Ends 23:59:59 UTC Sunday. Objective: For amateurs around the world to contact as many other amateurs in as many CQ zones and countries as possible. Bands: Six bands only: 1.8, 3.5, 7, 14, 21 and 28 MHz. Observance of established band plans is strongly encouraged. Exchange: SSB: RS report plus CQ Zone number of the station location (e.g., 59 05). http://www.cqww.com/rules.htmScandinavian Activity Contest Rules 2017:  Aim - The aims of the contest are to promote amateur radio activity in Scandinavia and to encourage amateur radio communications between Scandinavian and non-Scandinavian amateur radio stations. Scandinavian stations will try to work as many non-Scandinavian stations as possible and vice versa. Periods: SSB: 2nd full weekend of October each year, starts 12:00 UTC Saturday and ends 11:59 UTC Sunday. Frequencies -  SSB: 3600-3650, 3700-3800, 7060-7100, 7130-7200, 14125-14300, 21151-21450, 28320-29000 kHz. According to the IARU Region 1 HF Bandplan. Exchange: consists of RS(T) plus serial number sequence starting with 001 (e.g., 59(9) 001). http://www.sactest.net/blog/rules/

JARTS WW RTTY CONTEST 2017: Date.    00:00 UTC Saturday, Oct. 21 thru 23:59 UTC Sunday, Oct.22 in 2017. Participants may operate whole 48 hours. Band: 3.5, 7,      14, 21, 28 MHz. Mode:               Baudot only. There is no limitation to use any spotting assistance. Exchange: RST and Operator's Age. 00(zero zero) is allowed for YL. http://jarts.jp/rules2017.html

Worked All Germany (WAG) Contest: The Deutscher Amateur-Radio-Club (DARC) has the honour to invite amateurs all over the world to participate in the annual Worked All Germany Contest.  Contest periods: October, third full weekend, 1500 UTC Saturday to 1459 UTC Sunday 2017:  21-22. October. Modes and bands: SSB, CW: 3,5 - 7 - 14 - 21 - 28 MHz. Check website for specific rules re frequencies. Exchange: A contest QSO can only be established between non-German and German stations and also between German stations. Non-German stations give the usual RS/RST + serial number. German stations give RS/RST + DOK (code for local DARC/VFDB chapter). http://www.darc.de/der-club/referate/conteste/worked-all-germany-contest/en/rules/

CQ World-Wide DX SSB Contest: October 28-29 - Starts 00:00:00 UTC Saturday    Ends 23:59:59 UTC Sunday. Objective: For amateurs around the world to contact as many other amateurs in as many CQ zones and countries as possible. Bands: Six bands only: 1.8, 3.5, 7, 14, 21 and 28 MHz. Observance of established band plans is strongly encouraged. Exchange: SSB: RS report plus CQ Zone number of the station location (e.g., 59 05). http://www.cqww.com/rules.htm

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The South African Maritime Mobile Net provides weather reports and maintains contact with sailing vessels from around the coast and high seas.
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