Wednesday 8 November 2023
Monday 9 October 2023
Wednesday 16 August 2023
The CTARC is preparing for the International Lightship and Lighthouse weekend.
REMEMBER There is NO monthly meeting this month, however, there will be a Fox Hunt on 26 August, details to follow:
Once again we have arranged to man the Green Point lighthouse from the Saturday morning of 19 August until mid-day Sunday of 20 August. We have repeated this so often now that our Lighthouse team manages to do the set-up and take-down with military precision but we still need manpower from our members, especially around 10:00 on Saturday morning in order to get our beam antenna raised.
Even if you are not taking part in the Lighthouse weekend, it would be appreciated if club members could come and assist with the set up at Green Point on Saturday morning 19 August 10h00 and for take down on Sunday, 20th at 11h00. (Committee members will meet at the clubhouse at 08h30 on Saturday morning to load antennas and equipment).
We will be having our very popular and always well attended Sunset Bring ‘n Braai on the Saturday evening (weather permitting) so even if you are not planning to operate, please join us and bring the XYL along for this social event. Fires will be lit at 5pm. Please bring your meat, rolls and salads, refreshments etc; to the braai.
We need operators for the event so please pop in and grab a mike or key and make a few contacts with us, it’s always great fun. This should be especially interesting for some of our new hams to make some international SSB contacts.
If you are planning on staying over (the more the merrier,) then please do let me know soonest and John can arrange enough room for us all. We already have some members staying over this year, which is great news.
See you there.
Tuesday 8 August 2023
Thursday 20 April 2023
This Saturday, 22 April is the CTARC's Monthly meeting.
Thursday 30 March 2023
Friday 17 February 2023
All fox hunters and interested members are invited to attend our club’s foxhunt on Saturday 25th February. 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. We wIll meet back at the club for results afterwards. Coffee and tea will be available courtesy of Tony TK, and 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
Thursday 16 February 2023
Our Annual (now famous),
Bigger, Better than ever, Bumper Flea Market
for 2023, will take place on
Saturday, 4 March.
This year we are able to return to the pre-covid format and sellers may arrive from 11:45 am to set up their table or their boot sale. No tables will be supplied by the club please bring your own.
Buyers may arrive from 12 noon.
Sellers R15 per car/ table, which includes a free raffle ticket, no charge to buyers.
Ice cold liquid refreshments will be available with a small donation to the club, and delicious Boerewors rolls will be on sale from 13:30.
(The club only has a certain amount of chairs so to be on the safe side you may wish to bring your own chairs along too).
Come along for a great afternoon under the trees whether you are a buyer or seller it’s a great afternoon to chew the rag….
See you there.
Wednesday 1 February 2023
The January 2023 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!
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