THE GENERAL MEETING OF THE RADIO SOCIETY OF SRI LANKA will be held on the 10th of April 2019, commencing sharp on time at 6PM in the Balcony Hall OTTER AQUATIC CLUB, BAUDHALOKA MAWATHA COLOMBO.
Hope to see you all at Otters.
RSSL SPONSORED RADIO AMATEUR COURSE: This started 3 weeks ago and consists of theory and practical CW/MORSE classes. Its completely free as a service to members. The Classes are held at the Software company WSO2 premises at Colpetty Liberty Plaza Duplication Road junction. You cant miss the board. Classes are held from 9 AM to 1.30 PM. Please contact 4S7VJ Wijay on 0711514498 or Afkaz 077332 0919.
On the 10th of March 2019 Vice President of the RSSSL Jaliya 4S7JL along with senior member 4S7VJ Wijay conducted a very successful VHF and 6 Metre antenna workshop at the Koratota sprawling residence of Jaliya. There were 26 members in attendance including the President of the RSSL, 4S7DF and Council members. 4S7DSB, 4S7VK, 4S7PA
The morning started with 4S7VJ explaining the theory of antennas, resonance, impedance, relationship to wavelength and also the art of using test equipment like Antenna analyzers and SWR Metres. This session was also aimed at the Radio Amateur Exam candidates sitting the examination later this year.
After the theory session the practical session of putting into practice what was learnt took place with seniors assisting the SWLs and new hams. Thee RSS is thankful to 4S7JL and 4S6MLM Hussain who bought materials in bulk at discounted rates and it was also, just come along and use Jaliya’s workshop, match your antennas and walk away with an antenna, just meeting the cost of the materials. What more could one ask one may say.
The RSSL provided refreshments and it was a very successful day of fellowship and strengthening bonds between friends and new friends.
The Picture gallery which will make you capture the mood of the occasion. Thanks everyone who helped and came along and our apologies to Jaliya’s xyl for messing up her house and beautiful garden.
AMATEUR RADIO CLASSES – Commence March 10th Sunday
This course of classes will commence on the 10th of March and every Sunday thereafter with Wijay 4S7VJ doing theory classes and Kule 4S7KG doing Morse Classes. Wijay has been conducting classes for a number of years and is experienced in the field. Past Examination papers as well as theory per the Syllabai (syllabuses) will be discussed.
Kule will be doing the practical Morse/CW Classes. CW is mandatory for the Advanced class and that too at 5 Words Per Minute which is very slow compared to 12 and 20 WPM speeds for the General and Advance classes respectively, before the abolition of Morse for a General Class and reduction to 5WPM for Advanced. Even if not required for the Examination for General class, Morse Code (CW) is a fascinating language of its own. Using Q codes and standard formats it is the only way two radio operators who do not speak each others language can easily make valid contacts.
The classes will be free, with the only condition being that you are a member of the Radio Society. You can enroll on the days that the classes are held. This will not only be aimed at the exam but also as an extensive course with practical sessions from time to time.
While Kule and Wijay will be conducting the course experienced members will join from time to time to deal with various topics like Satellite, digital electronics, Disaster communications, operating procedures, antenna theory and radio wave propagation.
I might add these classes form a good base for strong friendships and group enjoyment of the amateur service.
Those interested in following these classes should call Wijay 4S7VJ on 0711514498,
Honorary Secretary RSSL.
ANTENNA WORKSHOP- A very successful antenna workshop was held at Koratota, Jaliya’s residence with no less than 25 participants and 16 members walking off with completed VHF antennas. The results are evident from the signals from our members both transmitting and SWLs. The workshop started with 4S7VJ explaining antenna theory, relationship between SWR, Resonant freq, impedance etc. This was followed by practical construction of the antenna itself. The enthusiasm of the participants made the whole operation and organising it worth the trouble and expense. Jaliya provided an antenna analizer and cutting tools to make the whole process easier for everyone. (Photos) will appear in the website www.rssl.lk.
We will give you more details when we are ready to come on the air. In the meantime get your antennas and UHF rigs.
AMATEUR RADIO EXAMINATION 2018/19