Tag: South Africa

Amateur Radio Mesh Network Brought into Mix as Volunteers Assist in South African Fire Disaster

An intense winter storm and severe drought in South Africa’s Western Cape region earlier this month resulted in devastating fires that ravaged parts of the Southern Cape Area, with the city of Knysna being the worst affected. Some fires were reported still burning, but contained, this week, after winds subsided over the weekend. John Terblanche, […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #955

This Week in Amateur Radio #955 Week of June 17, 2017 DOWNLOAD HERE: http://bit.ly/TWIAR955 Running Time: 1:11:05 Here is a summary of the news trending This Week in Amateur Radio. This is for Edition #952 with a release and air date of Saturday, June 17, 2017.This weeks edition is anchored by, Rich Lawrence KB2MOB, Don […]

Two South African built satellites about to be launched

The South African satellite industry is taking another step forward as a player in the international space arena with the launch of two South African built nanosatellites from Cape Canaveral in Florida USA. Two CubeSats, ‘nSight1’ designed and manufactured by Cape Town-based SCS Space, a member of the SCS Aerospace Group and ‘ZA-Aerosat’ designed and […]

Scouts make radio contact (South Africa)

The annual Jamboree-on-the-Air and Jamboree-on-the-Internet (Jota-Joti) took place and was attended by the Cubs and Scouts of the Sandton District. Jota-Joti is the largest Scouting event in the world with more that one million participants across 150 countries. It was started in 1958 and the idea is to encourage Cubs and Scouts to converse with […]

via the ARRL: IARU Honors Hans van de Groenendaal, ZS6AKV

The International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) has bestowed its President’s Award on retired IARU Satellite Advisor Hans van de Groenendaal, ZS6AKV. He was recognized for his many years of service to the IARU and the contributions he has made to the association, especially in the area of satellite frequency coordination. He will receive the award […]

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