Amateur radio

Radio Amateurs turn to crowd funding for beacon projects

  South African Radio Amateurs are turning to crowd funding for an ambitious VHF beacon project as part of a VHF propagation research initiative. VHF...

Three amateur radio multi-mode beacons planned to study Tropo

Several years ago, the South African Radio League started a VHF workgroup with the aim of developing a beacon system to study long-distance propagation...

Amateur Radio today as relevant as 95 years ago

Today 20 May 2020, Amateur Radio is still as relevant as 95 years ago when the South African Radio League (SARL) was formed, just...

Radio amateurs need a mindset shift

Since its inception, amateur radio has moved with technological developments and often led some of it, for example the application of low orbit satellites....

SA needs more citizen science – amateur radio can show the way

Citizen science is scientific research conducted, in whole or in part, by people interested in science but who are not professionally engaged or qualified...

Amateur radio geostationary satellite to support disaster relief communication

While radio amateurs have been building and operating satellites since 1961, most were in low earth orbits until earlier this year when radio amateurs...

Vertical vs horizontal antenna polarisation benefits questioned

Recent spectacular two-way communication between South Africa’s West Coast Radio amateurs and St Helena during good tropospheric propagation condition has raised the question whether...

AMSAT SA space frame: From concept to industrialisation

CubeSat space frames are commercially available today from several manufactures, but come at a high cost. The Rand/Dollar relationship of recent years means purchasing...

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