Monday 22 August 2016

CTARC Lighthouse Weekend Video - 20 Aug '16

Matt / ZS1MTF shot a time-lapse video of the CTARC members assembling their rotatable beam antenna at the International Lighthouse / Lightship Weekend on 20 / 21 August 2016.

Watch the video on YouTube [here].

Friday 19 August 2016

CTARC Lighthouse Weekend - 20/21 Aug '16

It’s that time of year again when CTARC prepares for the International Lightship and Lighthouse weekend. This year it seem 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 20 August until mid-day Sunday of 21 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 20 August 10h00 and for take down on Sunday 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.

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.

See you there.


(CTARC Chairman)

Monday 8 August 2016

CTARC Committee Meeting - 22 Aug '16

There will be a meeting for members of the CTARC committee, at 19h00 on Monday, 15 August 2016, at the CTARC Clubhouse.

Please note that this meeting is the third Monday in August (and not the fourth which it would usually be) because of the date of the International Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend which takes place on Saturday / Sunday 20 / 21 August 2016

Please diarise accordingly.

Friday 5 August 2016

CTARC Ragchew August 2016

The August 2016 edition of the Cape Town Amateur Radio Centre's bi-monthly newsletter "Ragchew" has been published. Grateful thanks to club secretary Anne for yet another fine edition!

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

Alternatively it can be found on our Newsletters Page