Saturday, 10 November 2018

CTARC Forthcoming End-of-Year Meeting - 24 Nov '18

The CTARC’s End Of Year Function will take place on Saturday, 24 November 2018.

Time: 12h00

Venue: CTARC’s Clubhouse Grounds, Laidlaw Road, Rondebosch, Cape Town.

The braai fires will be lit at 12h00 to be ready by 13h00.

Complimentary beef burgers will be served to CTARC members and liquid refreshments will be on sale.

Spouses / partners are also most welcome to attend.

(You are welcome to bring your own meat to braai if you wish.)

The CTARC Committee has decided to move all awards presentations to the July AGM, therefore this year at the Year End Party there will be no speeches, no formalities; just a balmy afternoon under the trees ‘chewing the rag’ with like-minded folks and enjoying each other's company.

Do come along and enjoy the afternoon.

Anne Bareham
(CTARC Secretary and Editor)

Monday, 5 November 2018

CTARC Forthcoming Committee Meeting - 19 Nov '18

CTARC Committee members are reminded of the forthcoming meeting at 19h00 on Monday 19  November 2018 at the clubhouse.

Please make an effort to attend as there are important matters to discuss regarding the CTARC end-of-year party for November that takes place on Saturday, 24 November '18, as well as other matters.

(If you can't be there, please remember to send in your reports and apologies to Rob or Anne.).

Thursday, 1 November 2018

CTARC Ragchew - 1 Nov '18

The November 2018 edition of the Cape Town Amateur Radio Centre's bi-monthly newsletter "Ragchew" is now published.

Grateful thanks once again to our editor, Anne, for all her excellent work in putting together this month's edition, and to all those who contributed articles.

Remember please, Anne is always on the look-out for articles to publish in Ragchew!

Download the PDF file [here];

Ragchew is also on our Newsletters Page

Sunday, 28 October 2018

CTARC Report-Back on October Meeting - 27 Oct '18

The CTARC October 2018 meeting commenced promptly at the clubhouse on Saturday 27 October 2018. Standing in for our club chairman who couldn't attend that day, the meeting was opened by Noel ZS1FW.

At this meeting members were shown the official VK0EK Heard Island Dx-pedition video, by kind courtesy of Paul ZS1S.

After the meeting, members had the opportunity for eyeball QSO's over a cup of coffee and a biscuit or two.

Thanks to Paul ZS1S for showing the video, and to all who attended.

Our next club meeting of the CTARC, and the final one for 2018 will be the End-of-Year function held at the end of November. More details to follow.

Paul ZS1S introduces the video

Afterwards, chairs are packed away, the coffee urn is switched on...

Dennis ZS1AU, Fred ZS1FZ, Celso ZS1MYG and Deon ZR1DE

Tuesday, 16 October 2018

CTARC JOTA Event 19 - 21 Oct '18

We still require a few members to assists us with Jamboree on the Air 2018.

This year it will be held on Friday 19th to Sunday 21st October 2018.
This year we will be setting up a station at the Sea Scout base in Muizenberg.

We need persons to help us set up the station on Friday 19th in the afternoon from 12h00 ish. (Please confirm time with Noel, ZS1FW  or John ZS1AGH. John’s e-mail: zs1agh at )

In previous years, we used the Girl Guide Hall in Bergvliet, but the Sea Scout base may be more suited to our purpose.

JOTA-JOTI is the largest Scouting event in the world with over 1.3 million Scouts participating across 150+ countries.

Scouts and Guides across the world connect with each other during JOTA-JOTI using the airwaves and the internet.

The event has traditionally been held the third weekend of October since 1957.