Friday 20 October 2017

CTARC Forthcoming October Meeting - 28 Oct '17

Noel / ZS1FW
The Cape Town Amateur Radio Centre will hold its October 2017 meeting on Saturday, 28 October 2017 at the clubhouse. in Rondebosch.

At 13h30, (please note the revised time of start of meeting) Noel / ZS1FW will present a New Hams orientation lecture on "Hamspeak", or Amateur Radio Terminology. Come and learn all about these colloquial 'shortcuts' in our hobby.

This has proven to be a very well attended event before the monthly meeting, and both old and new hams are encouraged to attend.

Paul / ZS1S
For the main part of the meeting, starting at 14h00Paul / ZS1S will give a presentation on his recent visit with Fred / ZS1FZ, to the Hamfest at the port of Friedrichshafen in Stuttgart, Germany. This is Europe's (and certainly Germany's) largest gathering of radio amateurs of the year and is a major event on the international radio amateur calendar.

At Friedrichshafen, all the major Ham Radio suppliers (and many smaller entrepreneurs too) are represented, and make use of the opportunity to showcase exciting and innovative new radio products and services. Many radio clubs, both local and international, are present too. In addition, an enormous swop-meet takes place where everything and anything ham-related is usually on sale.

It promises to be a very interesting talk indeed.

​Come early to get a good seat and don’t forget the monthly Ham gear Bring and Buy opportunity after the meeting, where you can bring along surplus radio  equipment, components and assorted widgets for swop or sale. As always, please remove your unsold items from the clubhouse after the meeting.

This event has now taken place. The report-back on the meeting is [here].