Remote Station

CTARC members have available to them the Morningstar remote base station, which has been in operation since April 2018.

This project is the creation of Fred ZS1FZ, who has most generously made it available to CTARC members. There is an article by Fred in the 2020 March/April Ragchew newsletter [here] on page 6.

The kilowatt HF station with VHF capabilities is located up on a hill at the Morningstar airfield near Durbanville. It can be controlled directly via the internet.directly from a club member’s home computer, using free software, It opens up the world of long distance ham radio communications with efficient dipoles and rotatable Yagi antennas. There is even an app for controlling Morningstar via a (Android) smart phone!

In addition, access to the QO-100 geostationary satellite is now possible via the Morningstar station.

This is another good reason to join us and become a member of the CTARC. Contact our Club Secretary for details on how to join up and use the Morningstar remote controlled base station.

Download the Operating the Morningstar Remote-Controlled Station PDF file [here];

Download the Operating the QO-100 Satellite PDF file [here]