Tag: South Africa

via the ARRL: Final Preparations Under Way for Youth on the Air 2018 in South Africa

With just weeks to go until the Youngsters on the Air (YOTA) international event, YOTA South Africa 2018 gets under way. The South African Amateur Radio League (SARL) is hosting the event. A summertime gathering in the past, YOTA South Africa 2018 will take place during the Southern Hemisphere winter. The YOTA events team is wrapping up preparations for […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #1006

This Week in Amateur Radio #1006 Here is a summary of the news trending this week, June 09, 2018 This week’s edition is anchored by Chirs Perrine, KB2FAF, Will Rogers, K5WLR, Don Hulick, K2ATJ, and Jessica Bowen, KB2VWX. Produced and edited (and a little anchoring too the week) by W2XBS. Running Time: 1:24.33 Download here: […]

via the ARRL: Young US Radio Amateur Will Be Sole IARU Region 2 Attendee at YOTA Camp

Thirteen-year-old Faith Hannah Lea, AE4FH, of Palm Coast, Florida, will be the only representative of International Amateur Radio Union Region 2 (IARU R2) at the Youngsters on the Air (YOTA) camp this summer in South Africa. Faith Hannah has mounted a GoFundMe campaign to cover expenses. “When I was chosen to go to South Africa for the YOTA summer […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #1005

This Week in Amateur Radio #1005 Here is a summary of the news trending this week, June 02, 2018 This week’s edition is anchored by George Bowen, W2XBS, Rich Lawrence, KB2MOB, Will Rogers, K5WLR, and Jessica Bowen, KB2VWX. Produced and edited (and a little anchoring too the week) by W2XBS. Running Time: 1:14.10 Download here: […]

via the ARRL: South Africa Gets 100 kHz Band at 5 MHz

South Africa telecommunications regulator Indepdent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) has included a shared 100 kHz wide band at 5 MHz (60 meters) of 5,350 to 5,450 kHz in its just-published National Radio Frequency Plan 2018, at a maximum power of 15 W EIRP. The band is being made available on a non-interference basis. […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #995

This Week in Amateur Radio #995 Here is a summary of the news trending this week. March 24, 2018 This weeks edition, is anchored by, Chris Perrine, KB2FAF, Don Hulick, K2ATJ, Amy Jo Clark, Rich Lawrence, KB2MOB, and Jessica Bowen, KB2VWX. Produced and edited (and a little anchoring too) by W2XBS. Running Time: 1:31:18 Download […]

via the ARRL: Wind-Up Radio Inventor Trevor Baylis Dead at 80

Inventor and Honorary Radio Society of Great Britain (RSGB) Member, Trevor Baylis of London, died March 5 after a long illness. His wind-up radio made communication available to people across Africa who had no access to electricity. When Baylis learned of the spread of AIDS in Africa in 1991, he set about developing his spring-powered wind-up […]

via the ARRL: Bouvet 3Y0Z Team Presents South African Club with Signed Banner

The 3Y0Z Bouvet Island team got a warm welcome back to terra firma on February 17 upon arrival at Cape Town, South Africa, following their return voyage from Bouvet Island. The 3Y0Z DXpedition had to be called off due to adverse weather while the team was sailing within view of the subantarctic island, which is […]

via the ARRL: ZS8Z on Marion Island Off the Air, Science Team in Survival Mode

David Hartzenberg, ZS1BCE, on his second tour at a Marion Island research station as part of the South African National Antarctic Program for more than a year now, reports that he has been off the air as ZS8Z since last November, when generator fuel at the Transvaal Cove base was restricted to essential purposes, and […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #981/982

This Week in Amateur Radio #981/982 Week of December 23, 2017 Here is a summary of the news trending this week. December 23, 2017. This weeks edition is anchored by, Chris Perrine, KB2FAF, Will Rogers, K5WLR, Fred Fitte, NF2F, Don Hulick, K2ATJ, and Jessica Bowen, KB2VWX. Produced and edited (and a little anchoring too) by […]

via the ARRL: South African Radio League to Host 2018 YOTA Camp

The South African Radio League (SARL) will host the 2018 Youngsters on the Air (YOTA) Summer Camp — although in this case, it will become the “YOTA Winter Camp,” as it’s being held in the Southern Hemisphere. The International Amateur Radio Union Region 1 (IARU-R1) Executive Committee and its Youth Working Group Chair Lisa Leenders, […]

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 […]

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