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Welcome to the webpage of the Secunda Amateur Radio Club. We are a proud member of the South African Radio League.

SECUNDA RADIO CLUB NEWS BULLETIN

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SECUNDA RADIO CLUB MEETING

Next Club Meeting - 6 May 2014

(18h00)

VENUE: Gert's House

SECUNDA

  ** CONGRATULATIONS TO WILLIE (ZS6WBT) & MAGDA (ZS6MMS) **

Congratulations to Willie Taljaard (ZS6WBT) to be first in the Hamnet 'Single Operator' competition.

Congratulations to Magda Swart (ZS6MMS) to be fourth in the Hamnet 'Multi Operator' competition

ONE-YEAR LICENCE APPLY NOW FOR RENEWAL - ICASA

IF YOU HAVE ONLY A ONE-YEAR LICENCE APPLY NOW FOR RENEWAL - ICASA has advised the SARL that persons who have a one-year amateur radio license should reapply before 28 February 2014 to renew. Regulation 9 stipulates that radio amateurs must reapply annually for a license renewal unless they opted for a multi-year license in which case they only need to reapply when their license expires. ICASA will issue invoices for renewal during January. If you are a one-year license holder you must complete the new form B. Download the form here Complete the form and send it by email to dkuhrau@icasa.org.za before 31 December 2013.

--  NOTE  --

Unfortunately Icasa have not yet received the applications and exam material in respect of the October 2013 RAE from the SARL. It will be processed as soon as they (Icasa) receive it. All these licences will be billed for the 2014/15 year also and there would therefore be no need to complete the renewal form for this year.

Voyager 1 Captures Sounds of Interstellar Space

Listen to the Sounds of Interstellar Space
The plasma wave instrument on NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft captured sounds of dense plasma, or ionized gas, vibrating in interstellar space. The soundtrack in this video reproduces the amplitude and frequency of the plasma waves as "heard" by Voyager 1, which left our solar system last year.

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE SOUND

ZS6SRC - FIRST BACAR PROJECT - LAUNCHED & RETRIEVED

Secunda Amateur Radio Club - Balloon Carrying Amateur Radio Equipment Initiative

1. ZS6SRC BACAR BLOG          
2. ZS6SRC BACAR PAYLOAD
3. ZS6SRC BACAR MISSION 2013 
4. SRC - PHOTOS OF BACAR LAUNCH & PACKAGE RETRIEVAL   
5. HABEX                                     

NEW HAMNET WEBSITE (SARL News - 30/09/2012)

In the October issue of the Hamnet bulletin that will be posted early this week, it is announced that Hamnet will launch a Hamnet website on 1 October.

This domain has been dormant for many years but thanks to the efforts of Dawie Conradie, ZR6DHC, an initial site has been put together and will obviously grow with time.

This website fills the gap between the SARL website and the well established and popular Facebook site. All links have been incorporated in the website, including some international links.

www.hamnet.co.za

The Sun's Magnetic Field is about to Flip

The sun's magnetic field changes polarity approximately every 11 years.  It happens at the peak of each solar cycle as the sun's inner magnetic dynamo re-organizes itself.  The coming reversal will mark the midpoint of Solar Cycle 24. Half of 'Solar Max' will be behind us, with half yet to come.

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FIRST LED

American engineer Nick Holonyak, Jr. is widely credited with creating the first LED in 1962. However, papers published in 2007 revealed that Russian scientist Oleg Losev invented the LED 30 years before Holonyak?s work. Losev?s accomplishment was overlooked after he died in 1942 during the siege of Leningrad. Jaime @ Elektor

DelFly, the Autonomous Robot Dragonfly

Technical University (TU) Delft (Netherlands) researchers have developed the DelFly Explorer, the world's first Micro Air Vehicle with flapping wings that can avoid obstacles by itself - CLICK HERE TO READ MORE -

Silicon Wasteland

A recent United Nations University report reveals that the world produced almost 49 million metric tons of electronic waste in 2012. That?s approximately 7 kg (i.e., 15 lb) per person. It may be an abstract figure until you realize that this weighs as much as 11 Great Pyramids of Giza. Certainly, this includes an insane amount of discarded computers, monitors, TVs, cell phones and electronics with ?i? prefixes. The StEP (Solving the E-Waste Problem) initiative predicts that the world will produce about 33% more e-waste by 2017, considering the economic rise of developing nations. This ?waste electrical and electronic equipment? (WEEE) from the western world ends up in different destinations, such as China, India, Ghana, and Pakistan. Some equipment is given a second opportunity and becomes EEE once again, but most is processed to recover what's still valuable, and then finally dumped. Incineration releases heavy metals, toxic dioxins, and other hazardous substances, and unfortunately not only silicon as the title suggests. Here?s a New Year's resolution for us all: think twice before buying and make greener electronics! Jaime @ Elektor

The first functional capacitive touchscreen was developed by CERN inventors Bent Stumpe and Frank Beck in 1973. -ELECTOR-

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The "DX Code of Conduct"

Operators are urged to support it:

* I will listen, and listen, and then listen again before calling. *
* I will only call if I can copy the DX station properly. *
* I will not trust the DX cluster and will be sure of the DX station's call sign before calling. *
* I will not interfere with the DX station nor anyone calling. *
* I will never tune up on the DX frequency or in the QS X slot. *
* I will wait for the DX station to end a contact before I call. *
* I will always send my full call sign. *
* I will call and then listen for a reasonable interval. I will not call continuously. *
* I will not transmit when the DX operator calls another call sign, not mine. *
* I will not transmit when the DX operator queries a call sign not like mine. *
* I will not transmit when the DX station requests geographic areas other than mine. *
* When the DX operator calls me, I will not repeat my call sign unless I think he has copied it incorrectly. *
* I will be thankful if and when I do make a contact. *
* I will respect my fellow radio amateurs and conduct myself so as to earn their respect *

SOUTHERN AFRICAN AMATEUR RADIO SATELLITE ASSOCIATION    (SA AMSAT)

SA AMSAT to build Satellites in South Africa

1. KLETSkous (Click on KLETSkous)

Interview with Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP reporting on the progress made on SA AMSAT?s KletsKOUS CubeSat project, or download the audio mp3 version from www.amsatsa.org.za .

 

FUNcube-1 is in its Pod

The AMSAT FUNcube team are delighted to be able to announce that the FUNcube-1 CubeSat has now completed all its final testing and been placed into its launch pod  

This work was completed during a three day programme at the premises of ISIS BV in Delft in the Netherlands and was finished, on time, late Wednesday afternoon on September 4, 2013.

FUNcube-1 is actually the middle 1U CubeSat of three sharing a 3U ISIPOD.  It is sharing the ISIPOD with ZACUBE-1 from South Africa  and HiNCube from Norway.

ZACube-1, in addition to carrying VHF and UHF communications equipment also has a 20 metre beacon which will operate on 14.099 MHz  This ISIPOD, with the spacecraft inside, will be transported to Russia, early next month, for launch and will eventually be attached directly to the launch vehicle.

FUNcube-1 carries a 435/145 MHz linear transponder for SSB and CW communications and a telemetry beacon using 1k2 BPSK for educational outreach purposes.

The current launch info has lift off scheduled for November 21 at 07:11:29 UT

Full initial orbit details and TLE?s, together with decoding software will be made available over the next few weeks.

AMSAT-UK http://amsat-uk.org/

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