Wednesday 27 November 2019

CTARC Report on End-of-Year Meeting of 23 Nov '19

Here follows a brief report of the CTARC's final meeting of 2019. A more complete report and photos appear in the Ragchew of January 2020.

On Saturday 23 November the CTARC members met at the clubhouse from around 13h00, for the last formal monthly meeting of the year. It took the traditional format of an afternoon braai and gathering on the lawns outside the clubhouse.

The weather was mild and the gathering was well-attended and old friends, some of whom hadn't seen each other for some time, had the opportunity to catch up on the events of the past year.

The braai fires were lit and soon the conversations were accompanied by the fragrances of hamburger patties and boerewors sizzling on the grid, wafting past the anticipatory nostrils of those present. Ice-cold liquid refreshments added to the conviviality, and a good time was had by all.

While we had the opportunity to reflect on the various meeting and events of the past year, there is still one more to go for 2019 -  another Fox Hunt organised by Rob ZS1SA, which takes place on Saturday, 7 December.

Thank you so much to Rob ZS1SA and Anne for arranging the logistics, to John ZS1AGH [seated in the foreground in the photo below] for the use of his fine gazebo, to those worthy individuals who manned the braai fires, and to Tony ZS1TK for the photo!

Tuesday 19 November 2019

CTARC New Vice-Chairman - 18 Nov '19

With the sad loss of Noel ZS1FW who had held the post of CTARC Vice-Chairman until his passing on 29 October 2019, the position became available.

At the committee meeting of 18 November 2019, Paul Johnston ZS1S was unanimously elected to take up the position of CTARC Vice-Chairman for the period 2019 / 2020.

Paul is a very active member, both of our club and the CTARC committee. In addition to this new responsibility, he also manages the CTARC's weekly Bulletins and Repeater matters.

Monday 11 November 2019

CTARC End-of-Year Meeting - 23 Nov '19

Hi CTARC Members and family.

Our last club get-together of the year will be held on 23 November 2019

As usual this is a social event under the shade trees on the lawn in front of the club house.

Members are encouraged to bring their partners and family to this social event and the club will be sponsoring fresh beef burgers for you.

If beef burgers are not your choice you are more than welcome to bring and braai your own meat on the club’s braai fires.

Ice cold refreshments will be on sale and the braai fires should be ready by 14h00. The club house will be open from 13h00.

This is always a very pleasant afternoon with friends and family. It’s always well attended and one of the highlights on the CTARC calendar.

Please come and join us!


Note: This event has now taken place.
Reports are [here] and in Ragchew 2020-01 [here]

Friday 1 November 2019

CTARC Ragchew - 1 Nov '19

The November 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