MONTHLY MEETING FOR NOVEMBER WILL BE 26TH WEDNESDAY @ OTTERS AQUATIC CLUB BALCONY HALL 6.P.M.

The General Meeting for the Month of November 2014 will be held on Wednesday 26th Nov at 6 P.M.. The venue is the Balcony Hall of the Otter Aquatic Club  , 380 / 1 Bauddhaloka Mawatha Colombo 7.

MONTHLY MEETINGS .

Please note that unless otherwise notified, monthly General Meetings will be held at Otters Aquatic Club at 6.00 P.M. on the last Wednesday of the month. Please also monitor the RSSL net regularly on 145.625 MHz at 0900 P.M. for RSSL announcements. You are welcome to contact any Council member if you need to verify meeting dates. Membership and ID Card applications can be obtained at the meetings. Membership renewals are also accepted by the Treasurer at the monthly meetings.

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Monthly meeting 29 Oct @ Otters , 6pm (With Special presentation about HAMSPHERE)

Dear Members,

The October monthly meeting is all set for the 29th Wednesday at 6 PM as is customary, last Wednesday of the month. Special feature will be a “Live” presentation by 4S7RM Rodney with help from Nadika and Samy who always assist with multimedia projectors and Internet connectivity. We will have Denver  4S7DA and Noel 4S7AVR, Nihal 4S7WN hopefully wx permitting, to respond and of course any others that we might come across.

As mentioned before in one of our messages, with Hamsphere one needn’t have a Ham Callsign or even  a transceiver to enjoy virtual ham radio. Come over and listen to Rodney explaining it, then go home and program your computer and get on the airwaves and contact other radio amateurs all over the world.

The regular Newsletter will follow with pictures and details of other activities. This is a short text note as some of you get your internet on your mobiles.

73 and CU at Otters today

Victor 4S7VK

Hony. Secretary RSSL.

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The 57th Jamboree On The Air (JOTA 2014)

The Jamboree on the Air (JOTA 2014) will be held on the 18th and 19th October, (this weekend). And as usual radio amateurs in Sri Lanka will be assisting scouts and girl guides to come together to spend two happy days on the airwaves contacting each other. logo_JOTA_JOTI_2014

This also gives an opportunity to take amateur radio to the youth of this country. Many of the radio amateurs of today got their exposure to Amateur Radio due to the JOTA. We urge our radio amateurs to give out their best to make this event a great success.

We salute the operators who take their equipment out, camp overnight and bar some hardship too,  to give the youth of this country an enjoyable Jamboree time.

Stations will be operating for JOTA 2014
Colombo Scouts Head Quarters 4S7RS,
Girl Guides HadQuarters 4S7PL and 4S7NL,
D.S. Senanayake College 4S7DZ, 4S7JL, 4S5SPF,
Avissawella District 4S7CK/4S7KG/4S7VJ,
Mahinda College Galle 4S7SA,
Maliyadeva College Kurunegala 4S6TIS, 4S5DSI assisted by SWLs Tharnga and Prbhath,
Mathugama  CWW Kananagara MV Mathugama.
There maybe a few more stations. Look out of the HF bands and the Yatiyantota Repeater on 145.625, Nuwra Eliya 145.600 for activity.

If you like to help, visit the stations, you are most welcome to do so. Please contact
4S7VJ Wijay  at 0711514498
4S7VK Victor at 0112614098
4S7JL  Jaliya at 0772378108

SPECIAL EVENT STATIONS/OPERATIONS 21/22/23/25TH OCTOBER  MAHINDA COLLEGE GALLE.
To celebrate 100 years of scouting a massive Jamboree has been organised in Galle wih visitring foreign scouts. There will be 3 stations operating from Mahinda College, Galle Samanala Esplanade,  Rumaala Camp Galle.  In addition to facilitate communications between the three camp sites our repeater on 145.650 will operate from Mahinda College as a field repeater. We welcome your support and help in this great event.

Contact/organizers of the amateur radio operations are
Udaya Jayantha  4S5SC  0773660971
Sirimevan 4S7SA 0776960675

73 and the best to all.
Victor 4S7VK
Hony. Secretary RSSL

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Monthly meeting – postponed to 1 Oct

Monthly meeting which is scheduled on 24th Sep has been postponed to 1st Oct , as the RAE exam is scheduled in the same day

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FIELD REPETER/STANDBY REPEATER PROJECT FOR THE RSSL

A few months ago Council Member Senarath 4S6WAS informed the Council that his good friend from Switzerland HB9IBG,  H.Tournier  was happy to donate a repeater to the RSSL. This is a programmable repeater which was ideal because it will serve to replace any repeater which goes out of order and also in case of emergency to act as a field repeater.

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The photos above show HB9IBG and Senerath 4S6WAS handing over the repeater to RSSL President Wije 4S7VJ at the August General meeting

During the 2004 Tsunami the importance of a field repeater was felt badly as Hambantota and most of the Southern and Souh East coastal areas were not covered by Nuwara Eliya and Yatiyantota at that time. As Asantha 4S7AK went around with the GA touring disaster struck areas in Hambantota the RSSL team of Kusal 4S7KE and Dimuthu 4S7DZ luckily were able to communicate via VHF as the GA’s office was up on high ground by the coast. However, the need for a field repeater was felt badly. As such we like to thank on behalf of the Council of Management Hipo HB9IBG for this wonderful donation and to Senarath for arraning it through his friend. The photos below show HB9IBG and Senerath 4S6WAS handing over the repeater to RSSL President Wije 4S7VJ at the August General meeting

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