The General Meeting for the Month of JANUARY 2013 will be be held on WEDNESDAY the 30th of JANUARY, 6:00 p.m. At Otther Aquatic Club Baudhaloka Mawatha, Colombo 07.
MONTHLY MEETINGS are held on the last Wednesday of the month in the Balcony Hall of the Otter Aquatic Club 380 / 1 Bauddhaloka Mawatha Colombo 7. at 6.00 p.m. It’s not far from the BMICH towards Borella. Continue towards the rear of the BMICH at the Wijerama Rd / Baudhaloka Mawatha junction.
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.
Hony. Secretary RSSL
This is a quick note to inform you that the Radio Society will be hosting a seminar and workshop along with a special event station on January 12th Saturday from 9.00 to 12.00 noon. This 3 hour session will explain amateur radio, how to get about getting a license and also matters dealing with amateur radio. Lectures, practial sessions and Q&A. It will be conducted in Sinhala and English.
All are welcome, and you are welcome to bring along anyone interested in Amateur Radio.
Location: Lions’ International Activity Centre, 120 Vidya Mawatha Colombo 7 near the British High Commission area off Bullers Rpoad.
For more info you can call any of the Council Members.
The weekend of the 12/13 is also Hunting Lions on the air contest and the special event station will run t the Lions activity centre.
See you all on the 12th at 9.00 a.m.
The Examination is to be held on the 28th/ 29th and 30th of this month. The Radio Society is conducting exam papers on the air, daily at 1600 UTC 9.30 PM on the Yati Repeater on 145.625. We wish all candidates the best of luck. Actually you don’t need much luck if you prepared for the exam following classes at the RSSL shack with 4S7VJ and 4S7KG.
If you applied and have not received the admission cards and time table. Please rush to the TRCSL and meet Mr. Ganashamoorthi Asst Director.
We hope to see more Radio Amateurs in 2013.
Thank you, 73′s
It is with profound sadness that we have to inform our membership of the passing away of Dr. D. D.Jayantha Nanayakkara 4S7DJ around 4.30 PM. on Sunday the 15th of December in Nuwara Eliya while taking a short break from his heavy medical practice. Jayatha and Nihal 4S7NS were in Nuwara Eliya for a few days on a photographic expedition as wild-life lovers and also checking out VHF signals via the Nuwara Eliya repeater.
This news comes as a terrible shock to all of us as Jayantha was a very active radio amateur on HF and VHF and it is only last month that we all enjoyed his lively company. Back home he was all praise for the outing and was looking forward to the next. Such was his enthusiasm for the outdoors.
Just before leaving for Nuwara Eliya on Thursday he collected a hand-held and mobile antenna and made some contacts while in Nuwara Eliya. He was on the air even on his last day. He was on the phone with us just a few hours before he passed away and there was no hint at all as to what was to follow. We are still in shock and disbelief.
Back in the 1980s his homebrew Cubical Quad from Pita-Kotte was a landmark and most evenings he would work the long path to East Coast North America and we SWLs would listen to his great pile ups and operating skills. Come late evening the quad would turn to Europe and the pile ups would continue. As an SWL I remember getting his newsletters and he was best known for his fantastic organisational skills during the German DARC conducted programme for South Asia here in Sri Lanka, as the dynamic secretary of the RSSL. Many owe their ham tickets to that programme.
It was on his 69th birthday that he passed away. The cremation takes place on Thursday the 20th at 5 PM at the General Cemetery Kanatta, Borella. Cortege leaves 206/1, Rajagiriya Road, Rajagiriya at 4 PM. The Radio Society of Sri Lanka has lost a great member who did much for the Society. We shall miss him very much. The RSSL Council of Management and Members extend their deepest sympathies to Upa and the children. May he attain Nibbana.
Messages may be sent to his home address above or phone: 0777557268
We request all members to assemble at the Cemetery before 5.PM.
Victor Goonetilleke 4S7VK
Hony. Secretary RSSL
On Sunday the 25th(Nov) the RSSL descended on Hanwella Nature’s Resort to enjoy a day of great fellowship. 31 members and their families, XYLs, YLs and harmonics came over to enjoy a fantastic day of activities and eyeball QSOs. The day started with a welcome drink! and the November monthly meeting. The special feature was a demo of APRS and how it works and inviting people to get hooked on it by Kamal 4S7AB, Arosha 4S7BU and Jaliya 4S7JL.
The Tee shirts were there for sale and quite a few grabbed one and we have a few on hand and for those who don’t want to miss on one, please contact Senarath 0718687798 and get your shirt. There were membership certificates and many magazines for grabs and Jaliya and Arosha hooked up a 40m HF station. However the fun and games were right there and not too many people got on the air as they did not want to miss out on the fun, the RF and eyeballs.
Calvin(7CF) and Kule(7KG) gave a fine display of music making which got the boys and girls dancing to the beat of Kule’s rabana and Calvins guitar.
The offical Group Photograph(s) followed and everyone went across to enjoy their lunch and of course many jumped into the pool to display their muscles and their vital statistics & whatever they wanted to display!!!! The fun and the jokes were a plenty and it was laughter and smiles all the way.
A special dah, dahdit,dah di di dah to Leo 7LF for coming all the way from Bandarawela, Denver 7DA our guest of honour and Nelson of course and 4S7DJ Jayantha, Calvin who needs no intro and the a big “thank you” goes to the XYLs for having come……Srenarath and XYL for giving many a lift, as did Nadika, Christy and Vk to get everyone there to have a great event. The many photos would have caught the mood of the event with some prized catches by Nadika!!
For those who couldn’t come, you missed a lovely outing and we missed you too because its the folks who make the spirit of the gathering with a little help from the RF!! Thanks to the dynamic young team in the RSSL spearheaded by Jaliya and all those who lent a hand with the activities and preparations…..the future is indeed great for Amateur Radio in Sri Lanka and we need more such outings!…enjoy the photographs! remember the magic words www.rssl.lk
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Thank you, 73′s