Sunday 29 November 2015

CTARC End-of-Year Function (2) - 28 Nov '15

Here are more photos of the End-of-Year function held at the CTARC on 28 November 2015. These are by kind courtesy of Mike / ZS1FP.

The report-back on the meeting is [here]

CTARC End-of-Year Function (1) - 28 Nov '15

The CTARC held its final meeting of the year on 28 November 2015 at the clubhouse in Rondebosch.

It was a fine occasion, where our members got the chance to meet with friends and chew the fat (in some cases, literally!) with each other and with family members before the CTARC closes for the December season.

The braai fires were lit at 12h00, and people started to arrive shortly thereafter. Very grateful thanks to Anne and the ladies for providing the scrumptious hamburgers, rolls and salads, and to Rob / ZS1SA, for fetching the meat!

The weather was fine, the wind not too fierce, and it was most pleasant to sit outside and enjoy the fellowship and friendship for which our club is well known.

Later on in the afternoon, Dennis Wells / ZS1AU presented the Len Wells Ham Spirit award, This year the trophy goes to Paul / ZS1S and his good lady Glynis / ZR1RW, both of whom are worthy recipients of this award for their direct and indirect involvement in the Tristan da Cunha DxPedition earlier on this year

Festivities continued until about 17h00,

We look forward to an exciting and active new year for the CTARC in 2016. Various meetings are being planned and details will be presented here and on the CTARC bulletins in due course.

Some more photos of the meeting are [here]


ZS1BL, ZS1VK, ZS1II AND ZS1FK in the clubhouse



Dennis / ZS1AU & Anne, our trusty Club Secretary & Ragchew Editor

The weather was warm and the grub was great!


Richard / ZS1RIC, Hans-Jurgen / ZS1HJH and Wolfgang / ZR1WLH

John / ZS1AGH & Paul / ZS1S

Tony / ZS1TM (left) was a dab hand with the burgers

Frank / ZS1CM and Fred / ZS1FZ were also there

Dirkie / ZS1X proudly shows off his harmonic to Anne, who is instantly won over.
Harmonic (radio-ham in-the-making) just sits there, looking hugely cute.

Grateful thanks to Anne & Elsabe for their expert management of the food tables

The long awaited Len Wells Ham Spirit Award. Dennis /  ZS1AU begins his preamble

And the winner is... Paul  / ZS1S / and his good lady, Glynis / ZR1RW,
who both won the award jointly for their Tristan da Cunha DX-pedition

Left to right: Paul / ZS1S; Dennis / ZS1AU & chairman Rob / ZS1SA

Afterwards, Noel / ZS1FW, Rob, Paul & Dennis share a moment of hubris

Glynis / ZR1RW, Paul / ZS1S and Dennis / ZS1AU in Dennis's shack.
Photo by kind courtesy of ZS1AU, and taken in or around April 2015

Thursday 26 November 2015

CTARC Forthcoming End-of-Year Function - 28 Nov '15

The Cape Town Amateur Radio Centre's final meeting of the year will take place at 12h00 (please note the change of time from the usual 14h00) on Saturday, 28 November 2014 at the CTARC clubhouse at the Belvedere Community Centre in Rondebosch.

Instructions on how to get there are [here].

It is always a highly sociable occasion, and all members (and, of course their partners) are encouraged to attend.

Once again, hamburgers will be on sale wth all the trimmings, and a cash bar (beers and cool drinks) will be in operation,

We will light the braai fires at 12h00 for those who wish to braai their own meat.

Here's hoping the weather behaves itself on the day, as it usually does.The prediction (by here) is currently "sunny, around 25 degrees in the afternoon. Moderate SSE wind".

We plan to have a sales table with lots of CTARC-related goodies for sale, so do bring some cash along.

John / ZS1AGH will be taking orders for his very fine personalised embroidered caps and other CTARC regalia.

Nick / ZS1ZD will be selling (and taking orders for) laminated A4 and A3-sized CTARC Calendars in glorious technicolor.

We are really hoping Dennis / ZS1AU will also be there, health permitting, to make a special presentation, as is the tradition.

There will also be a raffle, with great prizes to be won.

This is the final CTARC meeting of the year for 2015. As such, this will be your last chance this year to socialise / eyeball / do face-to-face QSO's with your ham friends of this particular amateur radio club.

We do look forward to seeing you there!

Saturday 7 November 2015

CTARC Ragchew November 2015

The November 2015 editions of the Cape Town Amateur Radio Centre's bi-monthly newsletter "Ragchew" have been published.

Editions? Yes - two! By kind courtesy of Anne, our capable Ragchew editor, we have the actual interim Ragchew for this month, plus a dedicated Swopshop edition.

You can download the November Newsletter as a PDF directly from [here].

The Swopshop edition is [here].

Alternatively these can be found on our Newsletters Page

Sunday 1 November 2015

CTARC Committee Meeting - 23 Nov '15

There will be a meeting for members of the CTARC committee, at 19h00 on Monday, 23 November  2015, at the CTARC Clubhouse.

Please diarise accordingly.