SPECIAL EVENT STATION 4S7LGT OF THE RADIO SOCIETY OF SRI LANKA
POINT PEDRO NORTHERN MOST POINT OF SRI LANKA IN THE JAFFNA PENINSULA.
The Radio Society of Sri Lanka will activate the Point Pedro Light House for the first time in the history of Amateur Radio in Sri Lanka (Ceylon). Point Pedro is the Northern most point of the island of Sri Lanka on the 16th and 17h of August 2014 for the International Light House event. Last year the RSSL operated from Dondra Head the Southern Most point in Sri Lanka and it is hoped to operate from Uduvil in the East Coast next year.
The RSSL team will look out for High Frequency worldwide contacts both on CW and Side Band. The RSSL wishes to thank the Ministry of Defense, Northern Navy Command and the TRCSL for granting us the required permission. A full report will follow after the event. QSL requests to P.O.Box 907 Colombo. SWL reports are also welcome.
DHARSHANA 4S5DSI represents the town of Kegalle and is one of our most active newcomers. In the forefront of amateur radio activities in Sri Lanka and a great asset to the RSSL, Dharshana is a Telecommunications engineer and is often heard on our VHF bands. Dharshana is now eagerly waiting for the next radio amateur examination to upgrade to General and hopefully advance class. He kicks himself every morning for not having offered the General and Advance Class in one go.
The RSSL in turn wishes 4S5DSI very success and enjoyment in his amateur radio activities
Every morning a few Sri Lankan Radio Amateurs meet on their age old calling frequency of 7060 kHz to keep a long tradition alive which dates back to the early 1950s. It is not a Net as such but a round table to keep local High Frequency contacts going and also to encourage HF activity amongst the small community of radio amateurs in Sri Lanka. It also gives an opportunity for SWLs to get familiar with amateur radio.
QSOs are in Lower Side Band and signals are quite strong in Sri Lanka and South India. Stations regularly heard include Noel 4S7AVR, Trevor 4S7TZ, Nihal 4S7WN, Ekendra 4S7EF, Victor 4S7VK, Calvin 4S7CF, Nelson 4S7NE, Dammika 4S7DF, Nihal 4S7NS, Rodney 4S7RM, Mario 4S7SKR, Ravi 4S6RAV, Sena 4S6SSP,Senarath 4S6WAS, Kule 4S7KG, Wije 4S7VJ, Nadika 4S6NCH to mention but a few.
We urge Sri Lankan hams to keep the spirit of amateur radio alive on HF by joining in. Click on this link to hear a typical morning rag-chew.https://soundcloud.com/victor-goonetilleke/4s7net-7060-4s7ne-ns-avr-wn-gf
The monthly meeting for July 2014 will be held on the 30th as is customary on the last Wednesday of the month, at Otter Aquatic Club, Balcony Hall at 6.00 PM. All are welcome. We will be discussing the proposed Light House DXpedition to Point Pedro Light Houses
Honarary Secretary RSSL
If you need more information please contact Victor (4S7VK) via email@example.com
The monthly meeting for June 2014 will be held on the 25th as is customary on the last Wednesday of the month, at Otter Aquatic Club, Balcony Hall at 6.00 PM. All are welcome. We will be discussing the proposed Light House DXpedition to Point Pedro or Karaithivu Light Houses
The Yati repeater was brought down for repairs to take off the bad noise at start up. The Mark 4 repeater which was gifted by NEWDXA Wisconsin and registered for 145.650 which had some bugs was adjusted to 145.625 and put at Yati and it worked beautifully until around 2 PM on Sunday the 22nd at which time an audio problem developed. However, in the meantime the old Yati is being repaired and is on test on 145.625 and we would like you to try it. It is at Nadika’s work QTH under test. We hope to do the final touches and go up the treacherous road up to Yati as soon as possible.
We wish to thank Nadika 4S6NCH for driving up and taking the team including himself to Yati on the 20th along with Jyantha 4S5SC, Ron 4S7RO, Tissa 4S6TIS and Rohan 4S7RL who did an excellent job in installing the Mark 4 repeater there and Hustler antenna. It is unfortunate that technical failure set in on the 22nd afternoon. However, do not be disappointed, we shall be back ASAP from Yati. Any interested member is most welcome if he/she could offer us transport. a 4×4 vehicle is mandatory to do the hard trip up on a badly broken access road.