Wednesday 25 September 2019

CTARC Centenary for WWV - 25 Sep '19

The well-known American time-signal station at Fort Collins Colorado, call sign WWV, was congratulated recently by the U S Department of Defence on the occasion of its forthcoming Centenary. WWV and its sister time signal stations have been on-air since May 1920.

A special announcement and notice of a Special-Event ham radio station, WW0WWV, was made during their time signal transmission.

Listen to a recording of that announcement [here].
[Note - the link requires Adobe Flash to be installed on your PC]

Tuesday 3 September 2019

CTARC September Meeting - 28 Sept '19

This club meeting will be a bit of a change from the formal sit down meetings we normally have.
We will be having a mini flea market and we encourage all members to attend this very social event.

We have a number of items which were donated to the club from the deceased estate of Leon ZS1CI/SK. Some of the items CTARC will keep and use and a great amount of it will be for sale at our next meeting, which takes place at our clubhouse at 14h00 on Saturday 28 September.
We will have a short meeting this month as we have not scheduled a speaker. However, it is anticipated to be an enjoyable social afternoon with a mini flea market.

These items include: several antenna tuners, an MFJ antenna analyser, soldering and test equipment, cables, test leads, power tools, computer, magazines, electronic and electrical goods.

Members are also invited to bring along any surplus goods for the normal Bring and Buy monthly sale.

So, come along and pick up a bargain or two!

This is not meant to replace our bumper flea market [which takes place on the first Saturday in March]; let’s call it a mini flea market for our members.

Due to several request, a braai fire will be lit at 13h30 - you are welcome to bring your own meat and trimmings.....

See you there!


Note: This event has now taken place [and was a great success!]
A report-back with photos will be published shortly.

CTARC Field Day - Sat. 14 Sept. '19

Danny ZS1BL and Lem ZS1LEM
operating one of our previous Field Day stations
SARL field day at the Cape Town Amateur Radio Centre - Saturday 14th September 2019.

Why not come join us for some family field day fun on Saturday 14th September?

From 10h00 onwards, come and set up a station outside the CTARC clubhouse. Bring that unusual antenna or transceiver, and lets try to make as many HF contacts as possible - anything goes! Our aim is to work as many stations on the HF bands (excluding the 60, 30, 17 and 12 m bands).

Please note - All contacts must be made with transmitters and receivers operating independent of commercial mains power, so bring along batteries or solar panels to power your equipment as needed [it is a Field Day exercise, after all!].

We will light the braai fires from 13h30 onwards, for all to use.

Lets make this a great fun day!

For more information, contact Chris, ZS1CDG via the club's e-mail address.

Sunday 1 September 2019

CTARC Committee Meeting - 23 Sept. '19

CTARC Committee members are reminded of the forthcoming meeting at 19h00 on Monday 23 September 2019 at the clubhouse. Owing to the International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend that takes place on 17/18 August 2019, there will be no CTARC Committee Meeting held in August.

Committee members, please do make an effort to attend the September meeting..

(If you can't be there, please remember to send in your reports and apologies to Rob or Anne.).

CTARC Ragchew - 1 Sep '19

The September 2019 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 in Ragchew, including colour photos, details and prices. To do so, contact the editor here.

Download the PDF file [here];

Ragchew is also on our Newsletters Page

CTARC Field Day 14 Sep '19