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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Past exam paper discussions available live

Past exam paper discussions conducted by 4S7VJ on the Yatiyantota VHF Net (145.625) during 10PM to midnight will be available via the streaming media link given below

http://mixlr.com/rajitha-prabath

Special thanks to Rajitha Prabath for streaming it live for those who doesn’t have a VHF receiving unit

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AMATEUR RADIO EXAMINATION 2014

According to the Deputy Director TRCSL in discussions today  the examination is scheduled for the 23 SEPTEMBER General, 24th Novice and 25th Advance Class (in two weeks time.)  Admission cards have been posted and candidates should start receiving them if not already received.  IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE ADMISSION CARDS EARLY NEXT WEEK PLEASE CONTACT MR. GANESHAMOORTHI DEPUTY DIRECTOR TRCSL. DONT MISS THE EXAMINATION.

The RSSL commenced classes on the 1st September and Morse classes on the 7th. Full revision classes will be conducted this coming Sunday at the club shack rooftop 86/2 Haig Road. Bambalapitiya. Contact 4S7VJ Wijay0711514498.If you like to follow these classes all you need is to join the Radio Society of Sri Lanka, which you can do on any Sunday at the club shack.

In addition we refer you the the RSSL web site www.rssl.lk for past question papers and answers. Starting Monday 15th the RSSL will be discussing past papers on the air on 145.625 on the Yatiyantota Repeater.

If you need any help please let us know. We stand ready to do whatever we can.

All good wishes to everyone.

73

Victor 4S7VK

Hony. Secretary RSSL

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Callbook – 2014

CALL BOOK/CALL LISTING OF SRI LANKAN RADIO AMATEURS:

Please find the updated call book draft for your attention. For any amendments, corrections and new listings in case your call is not listed, please contact 4S7VJ@rssl.lk. This  draft will be on the website till the end of September and an updated  final copy will be uploaded in early October. This is a working document only at this stage.  We have received many comments, suggestions and also inquiries as to why the Call Book looks somewhat incomplete. Many members do not wish their e-mail addresses and mobile phone numbers and even full postal addresses to be listed in the public domain, where such information is then available to anyone. In the past this has resulted in the abuse of member’s privacy and also the receipt of unsolicited e-mails.

However, in the event of not having any objection to the listing of full information, you are kindly requested to inform Wijay < 4S7VJ@rssl.lk> and he will include such information as requested in the final edition.  In the meantime, if any one needs QSL information/telephone and e-mail data of any member, please direct your request via e-mail to <4s7rs@rssl.lk> and any such mail shall be forwarded to the member concerned for further action.

Your suggestions are needed and most welcome. We are also in the process of upgrading our website which will enable members to have their own pages, like QRZ.COM within the www.rssl.lk website.

73 and good dx.

Victor 4S7VK.

Honourary Secretary RSSL

Call Book-2014

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