Wednesday, 22 January 2020

CTARC Ragchew - 22 Jan '20

The January 2020 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!

You can advertise ham-related articles for sale or swop in Ragchew, including colour photos, details and prices.
To do so, contact the editor [here].

Download the current Newsletter PDF file [here];

Ragchew is also on our Newsletters Page



Tuesday, 21 January 2020

CTARC Solar Cycle 25 Forecast Update - 19 Jan '20

Latest from the Space Weather Prediction Center at NOAA [the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration] in the USA, as of 19 Dec '19...




CTARC Forthcoming March Meeting - 28 March '20

In addition to our Annual Mega Flea Market on 7 March, the CTARC will also hold a members' meeting on Saturday 28 March 2020 at the clubhouse at 14h00.

At the meeting, Lem ZS1LEM will do a presentation on Satellites and the equipment radio amateurs use to work them. It promises to be a very interesting meeting.

Further details will be published via the usual channels presently.

CTARC Forthcoming March Flea Market - 7 Mar '20

Just to give all CTARC members and interested parties a notification of the date of the forthcoming CTARC Annual Flea Market. It is easy to remember, being always the first Saturday in March at the CTARC clubhouse, just off Laidlaw Lane in Rondebosch.

This year it takes place on Saturday, March 7th, 2020.

This announcement is being made early to give sellers time to find, organise and prepare their goods for sale. Remember that the flea market is specifically for electronics- and amateur radio-related equipment, components, antennas and tools.

The CTARC Annual Mega Flea Market, as it is becoming known, has grown into the largest radio amateur-related flea market in the Western Cape of the year. It is an ideal opportunity for sellers to dispose of radio-related equipment surplus to their requirements, and for keen buyers to acquire such equipment, components and items they would like to buy or swop.

There will be a small charge to sellers to help defray our club's costs, but no charge to buyers and browsers to attend.

Sellers are reminded to please bring their own table/s if they do not intend to sell out of their car boot as the CTARC has only a very limited amount of tables available.

All are welcome!

Further details will be announced here on this blogpot, in Ragchew and on our Sunday morning bulletins on 2 metres in due course.

A scene from a previous CTARC flea market



CTARC No February Meeting - 22 Feb '20

Usually the CTARC Committee holds its monthly member's meeting on the fourth Saturday of the month at 14h00.

However, please take note that there will be NO MONTHLY MEETING at the CTARC clubhouse on Saturday, 22 February 2020.

The reason for this is that date is sandwiched neatly between the SARL National Field Day on Saturday 8 February and our forthcoming Mega Flea Market on Saturday 7 March 2020.