Monday, 8 April 2019

CTARC Forthcoming June Meeting - 22 Jun '19

Coming up in June, in place of our regular meeting we will be having an antenna building session for those of you wishing to build a fox hunt antenna.

We need commitments from those wishing to build the hand held tape measure antenna in order to buy the parts. Estimated cost will be under R200 for everything.

Please let myself or the Secretary know by the end of April if you wish to join in and build this small Yagi antenna.



Sunday, 7 April 2019

CTARC Ragchew - Apr '19

CTARC Ragchew 2019-04 part 1 of 2The April/May 2019 edition of the Cape Town Amateur Radio Centre's bi-monthly newsletter "Ragchew" is now published.

We have a bumper edition - TWO Ragchews this month!

Grateful thanks yet 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! Please e-mail your contributions and swops [here]

Download Part 1 as a PDF file [here]

Download Part 2 as a PDF file [here]

Ragchew is also on our Newsletters Page
CTARC Ragchew 2019-04 part 2 of 2

Thursday, 4 April 2019

CTARC Forthcoming Meeting - 25 May '19

Our forthcoming May monthly meeting takes place at 14h00 at the CTARC clubhouse on Saturday, 25 May 2019.

Barry ZS1FJ, who has participated in many DX-peditions in his long and interesting amateur radio career, will show us a video on the Scarborough Reef DX-pedition. It promises to be a most interesting show.

We will also have the usual bring-and-buy SwopShop after the meeting.

Further details of this forthcoming meeting will be announced on the CTARC blogspot, in our Ragchew Newsletter, and on our Sunday morning bulletins at 08h30 on the 145.750 Mhz repeater.

Tuesday, 2 April 2019

CTARC Forthcoming Meeting - 27 Apr '19

Following the Fox Hunt at 11h00, the CTARC's April 2019 monthly meeting will take place at the clubhouse on Saturday 27 April at 14h00. Our speaker will be Rob Mansfield ZS1RDM, who will give a talk on military radios. More than a few of our club members will remember these green rigs well from back in the day...

Rob has much experience in getting these solidly-built radios back into service, and has worked on quite a variety of them. We were treated to a demonstration of some of them back in our January "Show and Tell" meeting.

Come early to secure your seat as this promises to be a most interesting talk.

After the meeting, we will also have our usual bring-and-buy SwopShop where members can buy, sell and swop equipment surplus to their requirements. You might even walk off with a green radio in your pocket! As always, we kindly request that all items brought along to the meeting be removed from the clubhouse afterwards.

CTARC Fox Hunt - 27 Apr '19

Following on the success of our previous Fox Hunts, we have decided to hold another one!

The event will take place at the CTARC clubhouse at 11h00 on Saturday 27 April 2019, before the monthly April meeting which takes place at 14h00.

Bring you portable rig and a directional antenna along and test your radio direction-finding skills! Learn about how to find a hidden transmitter from others who have discovered just what fun it is!

Our June meeting will include a Show and Tell session on how to build your own DF antenna.

See you at the clubhouse at 11h00.