General Meeting for the Month of January 2014

The General Meeting for the Month of January 2014 will be held on WEDNESDAY the 29th of January at 6 P.M. At Otter 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. Its not far from the BMICH towards Borella. Continue towards the rear of the BMICH at the Wijerama Rd / Baudhaloka Mawatha junction. Please also monitor the RSSL net regularly on 145.600 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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Victor Goonetilleke
Honarary Secretary RSSL

If you need more information please contact Victor (4S7VK) via 4s7vk@rssl.lk

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CHRISTMAS & SEASONAL GREETINGS

Happy Christmas, Complements of the Season

The President and the Council of Management of the Radio Society of Sri Lanka -  wish all our members, world-wide friends, partner clubs and IARU Region III member organisations a Happy Christmas and the best Complements of the Season.

May the festive season give you the time to spend with families and friends and of course catch up with the Amateur Radio Bands.

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SPECIAL EVENT STATION 4S0CGM

SPECIAL EVENT STATION 4S0CGM  TO COMMEMMORATE THE 2013 COMMONWEALTH HEADS OF GOVERNMENT MEETING, SRI LANKA

Special event station 4S0CGM will operate during the month of November to commemorate this very special event taking place in Sri Lanka. This is a unique opportunity for the radio amateurs of Sri Lanka to hail this event and greet the world during this month when many heads of state as well as foreign ministers of 53 Commonwealth countries and numerous delegations will be arriving in Sri Lanka in connection with this meeting  named CHOGM 2013.  In addition  His Excellency Mahinda Rajapakse, President of Sri Lanka will assume the Chairmanship of the Commonwealth.

The special event station will use all bands and a special QSL will be issued by the RSSL for all contacts. QSL information is P.O. Box907 Colombo. We have already set up a QRZ.Com page.
4S0CGM

is also proposed to run the Special Event station from the premises of the TRCSL if logistics can be arranged. In any event the club shack at Haig Road will be operational during the month of November and we invite our members to operate the station.

In addition three more calls have also been issued for the CHOGM  which are 4S5CGM, 4S6CGM and 4S7CGM which individual operators can operate / their suffix and the RSSL will accept their log and issue QSLs which will be printed by the RSSL with space for their individual suffixes. Continue reading

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CQ World Wide DX Contest

The CQ WW is the largest Amateur Radio competition in the world with over 30,000 participants

OBJECTIVE: For amateurs around the world to contact as many other amateurs in as many CQ zones and countries as possible.

Current Sri Lankan record for multi – multi is held by 4S0DX in 1993 and the score was 2,750,960. This was by a German DX Group hosted/helped by the RSSL during the presidency of Ranjit Goonawardene operating from 4S7RR’s estate in Kosgama, Avissawella.

This year a team with the blessings of the radio society will operate under the club call 4S7RS from Biodiversity Education and Research Centre, Hiyare Reservoir, Hiyare, Galle, Sri Lanka. Thanks to the arrangements made by our good friend and RSSL treasurer Nadika 4S6NCH. The location is surround by 600 acres of wild land we hope the electrically quiet location will help us to make many contacts. We will be running barefoot 100 watts and a tri-bander for the higher bands.

Anyone who like to join Please call Jaliya on 0772378108

Contest will be on SSB
October 26-27, 2013
Starts: 0000 UTC Saturday
Ends: 2359 UTC Sunday

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SCOUTS JAMBOREE ON TH AIR 56TH JOTA.

The 56th Jamboree on the Air will take place on 19 and 20 October 2013.
This year’s theme is: Let’s Share!

jota 3013The JOTA is an annual event in which Scouts and Guides all over the world speak to each other by means of amateur radio contacts. Scouting experiences are exchanged and ideas are shared, via the radio waves.

ALL ARRAMGEMENTS HAVE BEEN MADE AND THE FOLLOWING STATIONS WILL TAKE PART,

4S7RS   RSSL Main Station helping Scouts Headquarters at Nayakanda Maha Vidalaya, Wattala- Operators 4S5SC Jayantha and 4S7VG Vasantha and others.

4S7PL    Girl Guide Headquarters Colombo, 4S7PL Prathana, 4S7RD Harenn and 4S6ABC  Bharath.

4S7AA    Bhurani International Scvhool, Bambalapitiya 4S7AA Asgar
4S6WAS School for the Blind Ratmalana  4S6WAS Senarath, 4S7NI Nishantha,
4S7DZ    D.S. Senanayake Vidyalaya, Colombo  Dimuthu.
4S7NL     Furgusson School Ratnapura 4S7NL Nayomi, Wijay 4S7VJ,
Kule 4S7KG , Uthpala 4S7UV.
4S7JL     St. Anthony’s College Katugastota Kandy, Jaliya 4S7JL.
4S7SKR Mario at Matara.

The VHF activity wil be on the Nuwara Eliya repeater on 145.600 and Yatiyantota B   145.650 Both 1600 shift.  Simplex frequencies will be 145.500 and 145.550

HF Operations will be centered around 7060 kHz for domestic use and higher bands for International.

The Council wishes to thank everyone for their support. A special work of thanks to Jayanatha coming all the way from Polonnaruwa with the HQ station.

Start off time is Saturday 0400 UTC frm Wattala.

Hope the activity will be a lot of fun for all.  Just a reminder to all operators of JOTA stations, that it is not correct to allow unsupervised operations. The licensed operator must be in the shack. Please inrouduce correct procedure and  help the children to enjoy their Jamboree.

Contact Numbers

4S7VJ  Wije  071-1514 498
4S7VK  Victor  071-8328 336
4S7JL  Jaliya  077-2378 108

G. V. A. Goonetilleke
Hony. Secretary
Radio Society of Sri Lanka.

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