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SARL NEWS SUNDAY 27 JULY 2014
Good morning and welcome, you are tuned to a newscast of the South African Radio League read by __________________________ (Name and Calsign) from _____________________(QTH). You may tune in to our newscasts on Sunday morning at 08:15 local time in Afrikaans and at 08:30 local time in English on HF VHF and UHF frequencies around the country. Echolink listeners may connect to ZS0JPL for a relay and a podcast is also available from the official SARL webpage www.sarl.org.za.

You may find this and previous bulletins in text vorm on the SARL webpage under the news link on the left. While you are there you may also sign up to receive future bulletins via e mail.



IN THE NEWS TODAY

DXCC MANAGER IN SERIOUS ACCIDENT
SA HAMS NOT AWARE OF DX RECORD TABLE
SARL HF PHONE CONTEST
SARL INTECHNET DISAPPOINTMENT


* * "DXCC Manager Bill Moore, NC1L, was seriously injured in an automobile accident about two weeks ago. His neck was broken, leaving him paralyzed from his upper body down, with limited movement of his arms. Recovery will be difficult and slow, and is not expected to be total.

Bill would like to hear from his friends. He is currently in the Mount Sinai Rehab Hospital in Hartford, but cards and well wishes should be sent to
92 Reservoir Rd, Newington, Conneticut, USA ,CT 06111".


** It was quite a surprise to learn that many South African radio amateurs were not aware of the SARL VHF, UHF and Microwaves DX Record Table that has appeared for many years on the SARL website. To view it, first click on General Info and then Local Information on the homepage, followed by VHF/UHF/SHF/EHF SA Records and VHF/UHF/Microwave SA Records - 30 June 2013. The SARL records cover the following bands: bands: 50 MHz, 70 MHz, 144 MHz 432 MHz, 1,3 GHz, 2,3 GHz, 5,7 GHz, 10 GHz, 24 GHz and 47 GHz.

The world records are available from the IARU (Region 1), ARRL (Region 2) and Wireless Institute of Australia (Region 3). The SARL DX record table will be updated later this year when new records become available. The purpose of the VHF, UHF and Microwaves record table is to indicate how far a country has advanced in radio technology, and to throw down a challenge where records can be broken by other radio amateurs.



You are tuned to a news bulletin of the South African Radio League read by ________________ (Name and callsign) and we now look at matters from the league

* * Applications for membership of the SARL have been received from the following persons:
Steven James Cage ZS1BBG (re-joins);
Matias Mafana Haru
Callie du Preez

Any objections against the acceptance of the applications must reach the Secretary before or on the Tuesday after this bulletin.
To date 1027 members have renewed their membership .

** The SARL held an INTECNET on Tuesday 22 July to brief the SARL delegates on how to vote on the various agenda items. It was disappointing how few radio amateurs used the opportunity to talk about the various agenda items which could affect the future of amateur radio. It is proposed that clubs discuss the agenda items at club meetings and share their feedback with the SARL before in the of August,. . The three delegates representing the SARL are: Geoff Levy ZS6C, Rassie Erasmus, ZS1YT and Riaan Greeff, ZS4PR . The papers can be downloaded from www/iarur1con2014.bfra.bg/ or the link on the SARL web home page. Thanks to the radio amateurs that joined the discussion last week, their input was valuable.

** Time is running out to book for the SARL RTAs to be held in Gauteng
As announced last week Tony Voorveld ZS6CCD will be delivering the keynote address entitled "The Magic Lamps". The lecture is accompanied by demonstrations depicting the evolution of the valve from the early experiments by Thomas Edison (the Edison effect) to the development of the diode, triode and x-ray tube, thus opening the door to the modern electronics industry. As all with previous lectures by Tony, this one promises to be full of action and interesting demonstrations.
The RTA will be held in Johannesburg on 23 August and in Pretoria on 13 September. Get full details on the SARL web home page.

** Subscription for SARL Membership was due on 1 July . If you have not paid as yet, paid please do so this weekend. If you cannot locate your invoice, please call Vonnie at 011 675 2393 0n Monday. Being a member of the SARL is important if you are serious about your hobby and the that privileges radio amateurs enjoy.

** The next youth net is on 3 August at 15:00. The net will operate on 7070 kHz. Clubs are invited to activate their club station and facilitate young people to join the net. The net coincides with the SARL HF contest. Please keep 7070 KHz contest free during the youth net between 15.00 and 16:00. Local time.

* * The South African Radio League HF Phone Contest starts the CQ Southern Africa series of contests in August. The HF Phone contest will be held next weekend on Sunday 3 August from 13:00 to 16:30 UTC with activity on 20, 40 and 80 meters. The exchange is a RS report and a consecutive serial number starting at 001. Participation can be as a Single Operator Single Band; Single Operator All Band; Multi Operator Single Band or a Multi Operator All Band station. Phone contacts count 1 point, count two points for each call area on each band and count 2 points for each station contacted on all three bands. There will be a lucky draw for an ARRL Antenna book valued at over R900. To enter the lucky draw, a participant must submit a log with a minimum of 15 contacts. Get the complete rules in the SARL Contest Manual.

We are nearing the end of our bulletin but before we get there let us look at the HF report by Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP. Hannes reports that the expected solar activity will be at low levels. There is no major solar flaring threat.

If you want to do your own frequency predictions, the expected effective sunspot number for the week will be
around 80.

The three DX bands from 20 to 15 m will provide some DX fun with 20 m providing the best openings with 15 m
not far behind.

Please visit the website spaceweather.sansa.org.za for further information.
Diary of events
SARL HF PHONE CONTEST 3 AUGUSTUS FROM 13:00 to 16:30 UTC
SARL YOUTHNET 3rd of AUGUSTUS 15:00 on 7070 KHz
SARL IARU FEEDBACK BEFORE END OF AUGUSTUS 2014
AND RADIOTECHNOLOGY IN ACTION SIMPOSIUMS 23rd AUGUST AND 13th SEPTEMBER IN JOHANNESBURG AND PRETORIA
We end this news bulletin with this mornings leading story
* * "DXCC Manager Bill Moore, NC1L, was seriously injured in an automobile accident about two weeks ago. Bill would like to hear from his friends. He is currently in the Mount Sinai Rehab Hospital in Hartford, but cards and well wishes should be sent to92 Reservoir Rd, Newington, Conneticut, USA ,CT 06111".

You are invited to submit news items of interest to the SARL by following the news inbox link on the SARL webpage. News items should reach the news team not later than the Thursday preceding the bulletin date for inclusion in the bulletin.

You may also join us every Sunday morning for the weekly amateur magazine program Amateur Radio Today at 10:00 local time. The program may be heard on 7082 Lower side band and on 7205kHz and 17660kHz Am . A. replay may be heard on Monday evenings 18:30 local time on 3230kHz AM. The non transmissions on the non amateur bands are sponsored by Sentech

You have listened to a news bulletin compiled and edited by Johann du Plessis ZS6PSS, thank you for listening from me _________________________ (Name) and the entire news team best wishes for the week ahead, 73s

/EX


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