4S7RO – 2 element HF Yagi
By popular demand the RSSL decided to have this workshop on Sunday the 8th from 8.30 A.M. TO 1.30 P.M at 82/1 Haigh Road Bambalapitiya where we have the club shack right on top on the roof garden of this 5 storey building. The idea is to make our members have better antennas and also become more aware of practical applications. We would like to help our members to know more about theory but more than theory the practical experience of making different antennas. ( Phots 4S7RO)
There will be antenna analyzers, SWR Metres and everything you require to make a good reliable and matched antenna. With the Intenet there are many designs, but sadly the internet doesn’t give you practical experience. So if you like to come together and do some antenna work you are welcome on the 8th.
4S7RO – 6 element LFA yagi
This is open only to members, however, if you wish to become a member you can do so on the 8th and proceed to take part in the work-shop. The RSSL will construct a demonstration model or two. If you like to watch and take part in it and go back home and do it yourself, that will be fine. On the other-hand if you want to make one and match it and perfect it, you are welcome to do so. OM Wijay 4S7VJ 07115144980711514498 will handle all registrations. We need to know beforehand about your participation. If we get your feedback fast enough we could arrange for the materials if you find it hard to bring them yourself. We will give specific details to those who want to come for the work-shop. We plan to make a hi gain yagi 4 elements and above. We will also discuss and construct other designs depending on the time. Fibre-glass techniques will also be discussed and demonstrated.
Victor Goonetilleke 4S7VK
NEW RADIO AMATEURS: Please let us know your Call signs and details as we would like to welcome you and for other members to get to know you. One such is a YL (We need more YLs!) Binaka Gunasekara from Galle and a Diploma Holder from the Telecommunications institute in Galle-a student of Malinga 4S6MAL (Thanks Malinda for your great work for Amateur Radio and the RSSL.)
4S6BIN – Binaka Gunasekara
All the best Binaka 4S6BIN in your Radio Amateur carrier. We are indeed very proud to have young radio amateurs. The future of amateur radio is in the hands of people like you. Be active and we will give all the help we can!
Every evening while the VHF net is in progress we get text messages informing us that our SWLs are listening in. Some of them are our Council Associate member Sirimanne from Maharagma, Chanaka from Sri Jayawardenaura ( visually impared) Tharanga Prematilleke (undergrad electronics student at Uni of Wayamba) from Kurunegala, Attorney at Law OM Premachandre (Having passed the General Class awaiting clearance and Call sign), Anjula 4S7SAT from Lunuwila (waiting for a VHF transceiver) Sammy Daniel from Rajagiriya (eagerly waiting for the RAExam!)
and if we have any others please let us know and we will be delighted to greet you while the net is in progress. We are also interested in receiving your photographs in your listening post/shack. This is our young undergrad Tharanga Premathilake listening of a Homebrew receiver designed and constructed by 4S5RM Ranjit from Mirigama.