Tag: South Africa

Bouvet 3Y0Z Team Presents South African Club with Signed Banner

The 3Y0Z Bouvet Island team got a warm welcome back to terra firma on February 17 upon arrival at Cape Town, South Africa, following their return voyage from Bouvet Island.

The 3Y0Z DXpedition had to be called off due to adverse weather while the team was sailing within view of the subantarctic island, which is #2 on the Club Log DXCC Most-Wanted List. The team’s vessel Betanzos also suffered a…

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SARL Special General Meeting

The SARL Secretary has received a request for a Special General Meeting and the Council has decided that the SGM will be held at 08:00 CAT on Saturday 14 April 2018 at the Farm Inn Lodge in Pretoria
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SARL Amateur Radio Today reaches out to Africa

The South African Radio League (SARL) produces a weekly programme “Amateur Radio Today”, one hour of focus on amateur radio and the technology that drives it. It is broadcast on Sunday at 08:00 UTC on 7 205 and 17 760 kHz AM on power full transmitters by Sentech from the Meyerton broadcast site. The prime target is Africa and the Near East, although transmissions are heard in other parts of the world. It is also broadcast on 7 082 kHz LSB from Durban, South Africa. There is a repeat broadcast on Mondays at 16:30 UTC on 4 895 kHz AM.

Every week we cover Happenings on the HF bands, VHF and Satellite News as well as activities in South Africa and International News. Coming up in the next few weeks, we will look at – Tutorials on the Amateur VHF, UHF and Microwave bands, a three-part series on “Amateur Radio as a Vehicle for Technology Literacy” and Cycle 24, propagation and the weather.

Reception report and comments on the programme are invited, the e-mail address is . The programme is also available for download from the front page of the SARL web site at http://www.sarl.org.za Please promote the programme in your country. We also invite you to send us news about amateur radio and technology in your country. We would very much like to do interviews about amateur radio in your country. Send an e-mail to artoday@sarl.org.za. The Interviews are done on Skype.

Join us in front of your radio every Sunday or Monday evening.

73, Nico van Rensburg, ZS6QL, SARL President

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SDR Workshop

The SARL and AMSAT SA will be holding another SDR Workshop at the National Amateur Radio Centre from 09:00 – 13:00 CAT on Saturday 20 January 2018

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Peak of the Sporadic-E season

SARL News reports that it’s the peak of the Sporadic-E season in South Africa and says that, for those of you who have never experienced a strong Sporadic-E opening on 50 MHz, you are in for a very exciting surprise when it happens

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