Coming Events

Antique Wireless Association AM/SSB Valve QSO Party

Antique Wireless Association AM/SSB Valve QSO Party:

This is a phone contest held over 2 sessions on Saturday 05 and Sunday 06 May 2018.

On Saturday afternoon 05 May, 15:00 to 19:00 SAST the AM section will be held with contacts on both the 40m and 80m bands for points. On Sunday 06 May from 15:00 to 19:00 SAST the SSB section will be held with contacts on both the 40m and 80m bands for points.

Frequencies - 40 metres: 7,053 to 7,100 MHz and 80 metres: 3,603 to 3650 MHz Exchange - Call sign, RS and consecutive serial numbers starting at 001, plus type of radio used, eg HT37 Tx. Points scoring: All valve radio - 3 points per contact; Hybrid (valve & solid state) - 2 points per contact; Solid State Radio - 1 point per contact. Multiplier - All valve radio - 3 points per contact; Hybrid (valve & solid state) - 2 points per contact; Solid State Radio - 1 point per contact.

Certificates will be awarded to the first three places in each category.(AM/SSB) All logs to be submitted to: Antique Wireless Association of Southern Africa, PO Box 12320, Benoryn, 1504 or e-mail: andyzs6ady[at]vodamail[dot]co[dot]za Closing date for log submissions: 25 May 2018. Please refer to the SARL Contest Manual for any queries.

Second Annual AM Rally Special Event

The second-annual AM Rally is inviting operators to explore the original phone mode over the February 2-4 weekend. Co-sponsor Clark Burgard, N1BCG, said the event "is intended to be both fun and educational." It encourages all radio amateurs to get on AM, possibly for the first time.

"Because of resurgent interest in AM, the event is also an opportunity for amateurs new to AM to learn about proper settings and get the most performance out of their station, whether it's modern, vintage, tube, transistor, software-defined, military, boat anchor, broadcast, home brewed, or commercially made," Burgard said.

The AM Rally website includes tips and suggestions for various transmitter types as well as links to additional information. Certificates will be awarded for most states contacted and most contacts overall made by stations in five power-output classes. Some "special recognitions" will be made on an ad hoc basis, Burgard said.

The AM Rally gets under way at 0000 UTC on Saturday, February 3, and concludes at 0700 UTC on Monday, February 5. Band include 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10, and 6 meters.

The 2017 AM Rally, which was held in April, was deemed a huge success, with nearly 1,500 contacts reported on the 72 logs submitted.

Greetings,

Dennis, ZS4BS / ZS2B / 7P8DG

AWA Valve QSO Party

AWA Valve QSO Party

The AWA Valve QSO party will be held on Saturday 13th May and Sunday 14th May 2017.

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 3600-3650

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 31st May 2017
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, P.O. Box 12320, Benoryn, 1504

Antique Wireless Association AGM & SWOPMEET 2016

When: Saturday 19 November
Where: SAIEE (South African Institute of Electrical Engineers)
18A Gill St, Observatory, Johannesburg, 2187

08h30 museum station ZS6IEE on air for those who wish to come early.
10h00 AGM, followed by a braai and fleamarket/swopmeet.
Bring a chair and something for the braai, and a table if you wish to sell some goodies
Vendors welcome!

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