Monday 5 December 2022

October Meeting Report Back: Bouvet Island

At the October Meeting of the CTARC we had a very interesting talk from Adrian, KO8SCA online from the USA about the upcoming 3Y0J Bouvet Island DXpedition.

Adrian spoke to us in real time and this video was projected on the wall inside our club house. Members could also take part from their homes by logging into our Jitsi VOIP system. A question-and-answer opportunity took place at the end of the talk.

Please see pictures of our October meeting and the attachment which you may find interesting, which I am unable to put in Ragchew as it's a 2 page pdf...

You can download the the attachment [here].

Thanks to Paul ZS1S for organising this event.


CTARC: FoxHunt: This Saturday, 10 December

All fox hunters and interested members are invited to attend our club’s foxhunt this coming Saturday 10th December. Please be at the clubhouse at 11:45 for the briefing by Peter ZS1PC.

The fox will be switched on at 12:00.

Time limit to find the fox is 2 hours. Meet back at the club for results afterwards. Ice cold refreshments at club prices will be available at the club house after the hunt.

Could all those interested in attending let me (Peter) know. Further details will be provided once it is confirmed who will attend. We have a foxhunt  Whatsapp group which Peter can add you to.

This is an excellent opportunity for anyone new to fox hunting to learn the equipment and the techniques; remember you can pair up and share a car. Or work solo, up to you.

Tel: 082 803 9909

What you will need:

• Transport, Hat, walking shoes,

• Radio: Minimum of a VHF Handy Talkie (ideally dual band, VHF and UHF, for the 3rd harmonic).

• Antenna: Minimum HT antenna, but will be easier if you also have a VHF/UHF Yagi (Amsat/Tape measure Yagi is perfect).

• Any other secret radio tracking tech in your arsenal.

Links below to Ragchew Oct 2018 with lots of Fox Hunt info and to a YouTube video for building an antenna

Friday 2 December 2022

CTARC Ragchew - December '22

CTARC Ragchew - December '22
The December 2022 edition of Cape Town Amateur Radio Centre's monthly newsletter "Ragchew" is now published. Grateful thanks to our editor, Anne, for another fine edition.

Thank you to those numerous contributors in this edition!  Remember please, Anne always needs articles to publish in Ragchew!  Only text in 'Word' and jpeg pictures please!

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 at

Download the December 2022 Newsletter as a PDF file [he

Ragchew is also on our Newsletters Page