Saturday 26 June 2021

CTARC Forthcoming AGM - 24 Jul '21

The Annual General Meeting of the Cape Town Amateur Radio Centre will take place on Saturday, 24th July 2021.

Owing to the current Covid restrictions on meetings, our AGM will be held in virtual/online format.

Further details will be provided presently.

Wednesday 23 June 2021

CTARC Subs Coming Due - Jun '21

We remind our club members that the annual CTARC membership subscriptions are due at the end of June 2021.

Owing to the restrictions on club activities at the clubhouse due to the Covid-19 lock-downs, the CTARC Committee have decided to keep the ordinary members' annual subscription to just R100-00.

Your annual subscription must be made to the CTARC and can be done by EFT. If doing so, please include your name and call sign (e.g. "JOHN SMITH ZS1ABC") in the recipient's note, so that you may be ticked off the list!

Details of the CTARC's account information are [here].

A reminder that subscriptions for access to our Remote Station at Morningstar (R350-00) are not included in the above-mentioned amount and must also be renewed annually at this time, for those who make use of that system. 

Thank you to those members who have already paid their subscriptions. Our Club Secretary, Anne, welcomes early payment of subs before the rush at the end of the month!

Tuesday 22 June 2021

CTARC Forthcoming Meeting - 26 Jun '21

Due to the Coronavirus lockdown restrictions, for the safety of our club members the CTARC has decided to hold our June 2021 meeting in virtual (on-line) format.

Fortunately, a fascinating illustrated presentation has been arranged by kind courtesy of OM Alan ZS1AL. Rear Admiral (JG) Andre Rudman (Retired) has most kindly agreed to present to our members:

The Mystery of the SS Waratah

117 Years of Speculation Have Possibly Been Solved

Admiral Rudman has 40 years of esteemed Naval Experience on which, through diligent and copious investigation, he will provide us with a most plausible alternative solution to the resting place of one of history's most talked-about and elusive vessels.

The presentation will review the facts of the well-know story of the Waratah's disappearance, give and overview of some of the people who spent their lives and fortunes looking for the ship, and there might even be a sting in the tail with new information never before published!

Sadly, Covid Regulations require that this has to be an on-line presentation and the CTARC will only be able to accommodate 75 participants in the session.

The meeting takes place at 14h00 on 26 June 2021. Log in at 13h50.

So: for those members who are interested and have the ability to participate either on their computer of mobile smart phones, please let our club secretary Anne know BY EMAIL as soon as possible, that we may be able to attend to the necessary preparations.


This meeting has now taken place. A report on it is published in the 2021 July edition of Ragchew..

Tuesday 1 June 2021

CTARC Ragchew - June '21

The June 2021 edition of the Cape Town Amateur Radio Centre's bi-monthly newsletter "Ragchew"is now published. Grateful thanks to the editor, Anne, for another fine edition.

Remember please, Anne is always needs articles to publish in Ragchew! This is especially the case during the lock-down. Thank you to those numerous contributors in this edition!

You can advertise ham-related items - for sale, swop or wanted-to-buy - in Ragchew, including colour photos, details and prices. To do so, please contact the editor [here].

Download the June 2021 Newsletter as a PDF file [here];

Ragchew is also on our Newsletters Page