Coming Events

AWA Valve QSO party October

On Saturday 10th October and Sunday 11th October the AWA Valve QSO party will be held.

Saturday is the AM leg and Sunday the SSB Leg.

Time from 15:00 to 19:00 CAT

Frequencies: 40 Metres 7060 - 7100 and 80m 3600 to 3650

Exchange: Call sign; RS and consecutive numbers starting at 001; type of rig used.

Scoring : All valve radio 3 points per contact; Hybrid radio 2 points per contact; Solid State Radio 1 point per contact.

Multiplier: your radio: All valve radio 3 points per contact; Hybrid radio 2 points per contact; Solid State Radio 1 point per contact.

Certificates will be awarded to the 3 highest scores in each category.

Closing date for logs is 25th October 2015

Logs can be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or mailed to AWA Of Southern Africa: PO Box 12320, Benoryn, 1504.

Andy Cairns – ZS6ADY

first official gathering of the KZN AWA

On behalf of the AWA KZN, we would like to invite one and all to attend the first official gathering of the AWA in Kwa Zulu Natal.

This will take place on Sunday 28th June at the Baynesfield Estate Museum on the Richmond road from 09:00 the morning.

Fires will be available should anyone like to bring something along to braai and the AWA will have a display of Antique radios on show.

Boot sale will also be allowed, but there are no tables for flea market type activities.

We look forward to seeing you and your Club Members there to enjoy the day with us.

Directions to Baynesfield Museum
GPS CO-ORDINATES
29° 45' 54.4392" S
30° 20' 29.358" E
DIRECTIONS
From Pietermaritzburg:
Proceed along Alexander Road which joins the R56 to Thornville/Richmond. Travel about 15km and
pass Thornville. About 1km after passing Thornville turn right onto the P334. Travel about 4km until
you get to the main entrance of Baynesfield Estate. Proceed down the avenue of trees to the first
buildings on the left which are the offices.
From Durban:
Proceed along N3 towards Pietermaritzburg. Take exit 61 (Umlaas Rd/Umbumbulu/Eston) just after
Camperdown turnoff. Take first turn right to Thornville/Richmond. Travel for about 13km and merge
left onto R56 to Richmond. Travel less than 1km and turn right onto P334. Travel about 4km until you
get to the main entrance of Baynesfield Estate. Proceed down the avenue of trees to the first
buildings on the left which are the office.

AWA Braai

Hi guys,

Find below invitation, please join us on the 2nd of May at the Hartebees Club at Swartkops AFB. Bring something for the braai, very well-priced cash bar will be available. Kindly RSVP via ZS6JPS as the military base requires attendee names in advance.

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KZN AWA Gathering at Baynesfield Museum hosted, by Bert ZS5MQ

We would be delighted to host the AWA and other hams at the next open day at Baynesfield Estate / Wireless Shack which is to be held on Sunday, 28th June 2015.

The gates open to the public around 09.00 hrs. I would suggest maybe we could have a braai next to the Shack, I have confirmed the above with the powers that be!!
 
Members would be welcome to bring anything that they would like to show the rest of us and if they have anything that want to sell, they could go round the corner and do their deal!!
 
The Wireless Shack is always ready to accept any donation of equipment that might be not wanted by their owners. (Test Equipment etc,etc)!!
 
We will keep in touch with you.
 
73 de Bert ZS5MQ