Sunday, 13 August 2017

CTARC International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend - 19/20 Aug '17

It’s that time of year again when CTARC prepares for the International Lightship and Lighthouse weekend. This year it seems a bit later in the month but actually it’s not. It is always the third FULL weekend in August. For us down in the Southern Hemisphere it’s a time of cold weather and storms which makes it even more challenging.

​Once again we have arranged to man the Green Point lighthouse from the Saturday morning of 19 August until mid-day Sunday of 20 August. We have repeated this so often now that our Lighthouse team manages to do the set-up and take-down with military precision but we still need manpower from our members, especially around 10:00 on Saturday morning in order to get our beam antenna raised.

Even if you are not taking part in the Lighthouse weekend, it would be appreciated if club members could come and assist with the set up at Green Point on Saturday morning 19 August 10h00 and for take down on Sunday, 20th August at 11h00. (Committee members will meet at the clubhouse at 08h30 on Saturday morning to load antennas and equipment).

We will be having our very popular and always well attended Sunset Bring n Braai on the Saturday evening so even if you are not planning to operate, please join us and bring the XYL along for this social event. Bring your meat, rolls and salads etc; along.

We need operators for the event so please pop in and grab a mike or key and make a few contacts with us, it’s always great fun.

If you are planning on staying over (the more the merrier,) then please do let me know soonest and I can arrange enough room for us all. We already have 5 staying over this year, which is great news.

See you there.

Rob, ZS1SA

Friday, 11 August 2017

CTARC Committee Meeting - 14 August 2017

CTARC Committee Members are reminded of the earlier-than-usual committee meeting that will take place on Monday 14 August 2017, at 19h00 at the CTARC Clubhouse.

The main purpose of this meeting will be the planning and logistics of the forthcoming International Lighthouse/ Lightship Weekend set to take place at Green Point Lighthouse on the weekend of 19 / 20 August 2017.

Thanking you in advance.

Thursday, 10 August 2017

CTARC ZS1CT Bulletin for 13 Aug '17

Please note that from Sunday 13 August 2017 onwards (for the time being), the SARL HQ and CTARC Bulletins will be transmitted on the 145.600 MHz repeater on Hanskop near Sir Lowry's Pass, at 08h30 local time.

There is a link to the 145.750 MHz repeater (albeit with reduced audio levels and signal strength) as well.

The bulletin will also be relayed (relay stations permitting) on 3700 kHz / 80m and 7086 kHz / 40m, both Lower Sideband (LSB).

We also hope to have an Echolink relay as well.

Thank you (in advance) to the relay stations!

Saturday, 5 August 2017

CTARC Ragchew August 2017

The August 2017 edition of the Cape Town Amateur Radio Centre's bi-monthly newsletter "Ragchew" is now published. Grateful thanks once again to Anne for another fine edition!

Download the PDF file [here].

Ragchew is also on our Newsletters page

Friday, 4 August 2017

CTARC Work Party Video - 29 Jul '17

On Saturday 29 July 2017, CTARC members met at the clubhouse to do some urgent repair and maintenance work on the clubs antennas.

More details will be added presently.

In the mean time, Chris / ZS1CDG shot a video of the work being done. Thanks so much, Chris!

The video is [here].