Sunday, 12 November 2017

CTARC End of Year Function - 25 Nov '17

Your Invitation To

The CTARC’s  End of Year Function!

Dear CTARC Member

Date: Saturday, 25 November

Time: 13:00

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

Braai fires will be lit at 13h00 ready by 14h00. Complimentary beef burgers will be served to CTARC members and liquid refreshments will be on sale.

(You are welcome to bring your own meat to braai if you wish.) Spouses / partners are also welcome.

This year The ‘Len Wells Ham Spirit Trophy’ turns 50 years old!
We are inviting as many of the past recipients of the trophy as we can find.
Dennis / ZS1AU, will be at the function to meet them all once again.
We would like to arrange a large group photo of all the LWHST awardees.

Do try to join us at this special event!


Anne (CTARC Secretary and Ragchew Editor)

Cell: O 7 2 - 2 6 8 - I 2 O 7

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

CTARC Committee Meeting - 18 September 2017

CTARC Committee Members are reminded of the committee meeting that will take place on Monday 20 November 2017, at 19h00 at the CTARC Clubhouse. 

We will discuss, amongst other agenda items, the forthcoming End-of-Year function for the following Saturday (25 November) .

Sunday, 5 November 2017

CTARC Ragchew November 2017

The November 2017 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 sterling work!

Download the PDF file [here];

Ragchew is also on our Newsletters Page

Monday, 30 October 2017

CTARC Forthcoming November Meeting - 25 Nov '17

Members of the Cape Town Amateur Radio Centre are reminded of our forthcoming End-of-Year function, to be held at the clubhouse at 13h00 on Saturday 25 November 2017. This will be our final monthly meeting for the year of 2017. It will, as always, be a social occasion in the form of a braai, with no formal lecture. It is a great opportunity to catch up and chew the fat with old friends. We will also hold the monthly swop-meet for hams to trade their surplus radio gear and widgets.

The club will sponsor beef hamburgers to members, and ice cold refreshments will be on sale, too. For those who would like to provide their own meat, braai fires will be available and will be lit at around 12h30.

At this November meeting, as per tradition, the Len Wells Ham Spirit Trophy is awarded to a worthy recipient by Dennis / ZS1AU. This year is a particularly significant one because it is the 50th anniversary of the award. So, all previous recipients of the award, be they members of the CTARC or not, are also invited to attend. We would like to be able to take a group photo of LWHST recipients at the occasion. Please RSVP to our club secretary, Anne, so that she can know the numbers for catering.

Dennis reminds us all that the deadline for nominations for this trophy is the end of October 2017. Prospective recipients (who need not be a member of the CTARC) should have shown some manifestation of True Ham Spirit during the year. A short motivation should accompany your nomination.

We look forward to seeing you all there!

The November End-of-Year braai of 2016...

Sunday, 29 October 2017

CTARC Report-back on October Meeting - Pics 2/2 - 23 Oct '17

Here is Page 2/2 of the photos - . More Photos on [Page 1/2]. Back to the article [here].

There was a while-you-wait embroidery stall for T-shirts and caps

Paul /ZS1S and Nigel /G3TXF who together ran the ZD9ZS DX-pedition
to Tristan da Cunha in September 2014

Bob / KK6EK of the VK0EK DX-pedition to Heard Island (March 2016)
meets up with Paul again.

Harald / OZ8X, who visited Cape Town and gave a talk at the CTARC in January 2017,
with Xuan /JG1MRG of the Luso antenna company

Martin Atherton / G3ZAY of the RSGB, with Paul / ZS1S

The South African contingent were at Friedrichshafen too:
John /ZS6JON, Paul /ZS1S, Paul /ZS6NK
and (not pictured here) Deon/ZR1DE

You could (for a fee) even take a ride in a Zeppelin

A reunion with members of the VK0EK team in Lucerne

Scenic Switzerland

Vaduz, capital of Liechtenstein

The classical Gothic Cathedral at Ulm

No tour of Germany would be complete without
a visit to the iconic Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart

The Stuttgart Radio Tower. The resemblance to the Brixton Tower
in Johannesburg is not coincidental; it was based on the Stuttgart Tower

Backnang Technical Museum, for afficienados of all things mechanical!

Fred /ZS1FZ receives the Buck Taylor Trophy from ZS1SA

Some of the items the Bring 'n Buy Swopshop

Here are the photos - Page 2/2. More Photos on [Page 1/2]. Back to the article [here].