Call Book 2016 – Ver 1.04

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Dear members,

The updated CALL BOOK 2016 (ver 1.04) has been posted to the RSSL web site today 09-May-2016.
(See the permanent link on the right side or click below)

call-book-2016 V1.04

Kindly check if there are any errors or omissions concerning your details.

A special mention of thanks to SWL Riyad for all the hard work in re-compiling the call book 2016.

73 de Ekendra 4S7EF
Honorary Secretary
RSSL

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International Light-House and Light-Ship Event. August 20/21ST

Every year the RSSL takes part in the Light House event and transmit from a Light House and members have been taking part in the event and enjoying themselves while telling the world about our lovely Light Houses..  Antennas are rigged up and it is an enjoyable two field days.  There is a a bit of information below and more information is available on the website, if you click on the link.

This year the RSSL shall be taking part in Dondra and Beruwela Barbarine Island Light Houses and operating under the Call Signs of 4S7RS and 4S7LGT.  We need your full name and your NIC number so that we can secure permission for you to enter the premises and operate. Please be kind enough to E-mail or text your information to  <secretary@rssl.lk> as early as possible. or text  Mahinda 4S7PA on  0773202226

What is the ILLW? Is it a contest?

The event is NOT a contest. There are no prizes, certificates or other enticements to participate and therefore, participation is free. Each station’s operators decide how they will operate their station regards modes and bands. Participants are not committed to being on the air during the entire period – only as much as they can. There are no restrictions on aerials or power. We wish operators to enjoy themselves and have fun whilst making contact with as many amateur radio stations as possible. We request that stations take time to work other lighthouses or lightships as well as the slow operator, or the newly-licensed or QRP stations. (illw.net)

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Monthly General Meeting – 27-July-2016

GENERAL MEETING TO BE HELD ON 27th JULY 2016 AT 6:00 PM.

1st FLOOR CONFERENCE ROOM, THE OTTERS AQUATIC CLUB,
380/1, BAUDDHALOKA MAWATHA, COLOMBO 7.

AGENDA

1. Call the meeting to order
2. Excuses
3. Reading the minutes of the General Meeting held on 29th June 2016
4. Amendments to the minutes
5. Matters arising out of previous minutes
6. letters/emails received
7. New Members
8. Repeaters
9. Beacons
10. Echo Link
11. Financial report
12. Any other business

Mahinda Abeyawardhane  (4S7PA)
Hony. Secretary

19th July 2016

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GENERAL MEETING ON 29TH JUNE 2016

GENERAL MEETING TO BE HELD ON 29TH JUNE 2016 AT 6:00 PM.
1st FLOOR CONFERENCE ROOM, THE OTTERS AQUATIC CLUB,
380/1, BAUDDHALOKA MAWATHA, COLOMBO 7.

AGENDA

1. Call the meeting to order
2. Excuses
3. Reading the minutes of the General Meeting held on 27th April 2016
4. Amendments to the minutes
5. Matters arising out of previous minutes
6. Table letters/emails received
7. Progress of the year Plan
8. Repeaters.
9. 6M and HF beacons
10. Echo Link
11. Financial report
12. Any other business

Mahinda Abeyawardhane  (4S7PA)
Hony. Secretary
19th June 2016

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Repeater Status

We would like to bring an update regarding the repeaters of the RSSL.

OLIPHANT ESTATE  TNL Site Nuwra Eliya
Freq  145.600  -600  Tone access 1750 Hz or even a good whistle . This morning at 2.30 a.m. the RSSL team lead by President Jaliya 4S7JL with Wijay 4S7VJ, Nadika 4S6NCH and Sing 4S6LEO visited the repeater site and replaced a broken antenna and carried out other maintenance work.
Nadika 4S6NCH provided transport in his Land Rover. The repeater is functioning at fairly to good level with the temporary old Diamond FT22 antenna that has replaced the broken FT23. Further repairs will be carried out in the near future.We all owe a big thank you to Jaliya and the team for their service.

YATIYANTOTA: ITN Site  145.625  -600 carrier access.  This repeater had been brought down to Colombo for repairs and at the moment is not available for installation which the new administration had made all arrangements to take up to Yatiyantota on Sunday the of 5th June in consultation with custodian Daya 4S7DB. We hope very soon it will be available for installation and for the use of the amateur radio community, which is waiting eagerly.

PIDURUTALAGALA AVIATION SITE: 145.650  -600 carrier accessed.  This repeater is functioning with an excellent signal in many parts of the country, but needs little more high power with a directional antenna to access. Work has not been completed to iron out a few issues. In the meantime we urge members to use it as much as possible.  I would like to mention the tremendous support extended by the personnel of the Aviation Authority to our installation team lead by Mahinda 4S7PA.

EVENING NET on 145.600 Nuwara Eliya Repeater from today:
9.00 PM RSSL EVENING VHF NET:  Since the Yatiyantota repeater has been out of service and under repair the net has been taken intermittently and limited to a radius of about 20 miles from Kelaniya where it is hosted at 4S6TIS’ QTH.   Starting today the Net will be taken via the Nuwara Eliya repeater on 145.600 and we urge members who can access  Nuwara Eliya to check in.

We wish all our members 73

Mahinda Abeyewardena  4S7PA
Hony. Secretary RSSL

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Office Bearers 2016/17

Office Bearers Elected

The 65th Annual General Meeting of the RSSL was held on the 29th of May 2016 in the air conditioned balcony hall of the Otter Aquatic Club, Baudhaloka Mawatha Colombo 7,  and the following were elected as Office Bearers.

President                        :Mr. Jaliya Lokeshwara               4S7JL
1st Vice President       :Mr.  N. C. Hapuarachchi             4S6NCH
2nd Vice President     :Mr. Dammika Fernando             4S7DF
Hony. Secretary           :Mr. Mahinda Abeywardhane     4S7PA
Hony. Treasurer          : Mr. D. S. B. Sirimanne                4S7DSB

Council Members elected at the 65th AGM

1. Mr. J. T. Wijeratne                  4S7VJ
2 Mr. G. V. A. Goonetilleke        4S7VK
3 Mr. Bharath Aponso                4S6ABC
4. Mr. Uthpala Withana              4S7UV
5. Mr. Mahesh  Sudharshan       4S6MPM
6. Mr. Kingsly Wimalawanse      (Associate Member)
7. Mr. A. S. M. Riyad                    (Associate Member)

Ex Officio
Mr. Vasantha Guruge                    4S7VG (Immediate past President)
Mr. Rodney Martenstyn                4S7RM (Immediate past Treasurer)

Auditors                     :  Ratnayake.T.A. & Company

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