Grateful thanks to Anne for another excellent newsletter!
The following CTARC newsletter will be published in October 2014. Articles must please be submitted to Anne by 15 October 2014.
|The event provided a good opportunity to show the flag of Amateur Radio to the public.|
The 80m sloping dipole we put up can be seen running off to the right
|Sean / ZS1RA installs a multiband vertical with AT-120 ATU and radials|
|A closer view of the business-end of Sean's vertical antenna|
|Noel / ZS1FW assembles the beam antenna|
|Paul / ZS1S and Matt / ZS1MTF fit the rotator to the top of the mast prior to it being raised.|
|Each year the rotatable beam's mast is raised by way of a gin pole|
|The mast is ready to be raised. To prevent damage to the beam, the mast is rested on a ladder.|
|Hams and bystanders watch with interest as a loyal club member is hoisted and flung|
by the gin pole, using the lever principle, into the ocean some 300m distant.
(Seriously, the antennae were erected and later taken down afterwards without incident.)
|Danny / ZS1BL setting up the shack in the Conference Room, kindly provided by Portnet.|
|No time was wasted in getting the station on air.|
From left to right: John / ZS1AGH, Rob / ZS1SA, Danny / ZS1BL and Elsabe
|Rob / ZS1SA logs the first official contact of the event|
|Deon / ZS1ZL makes an emphatic point in a discussion with Rob and Danny.|
Deon has been in the white house recently and we all wish him a speedy recovery.
|Evidence of the steam-powered wireless station that used to operate at the lighthouse|
in days gone by, in the form of a pneumatic SWR meter...
|This cable-firing projectile would prove most useful in getting antenna wires over tall trees...|
|Members of the public showed great interest in our station.|
Here Rob and Paul are happy to explain to the young ladies
that our antennae will not, in fact, fry their poodles.
|The view from the Lighthouse's upper balcony is spectacular.|
Here, looking East gives a great view of the new Green Point Park
|The Mouille Point location, being generally without obstruction and close to the sea, is ideal for propogation of radio signals.|