Coming Events

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

Antique Wireless Association CW Activity Day

2015 February 8

The aim of the CW Activity Day is for participants to contact as many amateurs as possible on the 20, 40 and 80m amateur bands.

More info can be found by downloading the 2015 contest manual at at http://www.sarl.org.za/public/contests/contestrules.asp

 

Visit to Bloemendal Tx Station

Bloemendal directions: paste the following coordinates into your browser and then click on "maps" 26°35'34"S 28°8'24"E

BloemWe are in the process of arranging a visit/tour at the Bloemendal (now Meyerton) transmission station on January the 17th
(Saturday), with the help of Jaap ZS6SAI. Any interested members can contact the webmaster so that he can relay the numbers, cut-off date Dec 12. Some have also expressed interest in visiting the Meyerton station in the morning and then Hartrao in the afternoon - not sure whether we should rather split it (Meyerton in Jan and Hartrao in Feb), but perhaps those interested in joining could comment whether they'd like to do both in one day or not. We can also look at renting a micro bus for transport.
Details of the Meyerton station is below, and a schedule of all their transmissions at this link
Meyerton Short Wave Broadcasting Relay station, operated by SENTECH in South Africa. Transmitter Power: 25kW, 100kW, 250kW, 500 kW. Used to transmit international programs for all of Africa by Channel Africa (from Johannesburg), BBC World Service, Radio France International, Voice of America, Deutsche Welle (Germany), Adventist World Radio, IBRA Radio (Sweden), NHK Radio Japan, and others. Also the domestic Afrikaans service Radio Sonder Grense is transmitted on shortwave frequencies from here. Bloemendal coordinates: 26°35'34"S 28°8'24"E
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John Fielding presentation: "The Indlebe Enkulu Small Radio Telescope"

John Fielding, ZS5JF, has kindly offered to address the club members and XYL’s after the AWA AGM on 1 November. John’s talk, entitled "The Indlebe Enkulu Small Radio Telescope", is about a small radio telescope (SRT) at his QTH, which forms part of a Durban University of Technology research program which uses the Hydrogen Line spectrum at 21cm. John is also co-editor of the RSGB Handbook, and the RSGB has published a number of his books. The talk, in the form of a PowerPoint presentation, will start around 16H30 for 17H00 at the West Rand Clubhouse, and will run for about 1 hour with time for questions at the end.