Every year this interesting event takes the air when radio amateurs hunt for islands on the air. There is an IOTA award which is much sort after by radio amateurs all over the world. Every island has a special IOTA number. Sri Lanka is AS 003 and all outlying islands are AS117 like Barabaryn, Delft, Kytes, Bathalangunduwa etc.  This year OM 4S6ABC Barath played host to the RSSL station 4S7RS operated by 4S6ABC, 4S6WAS, 4S7JL, Wijay 4S7VJ Rodney 4S7RM, Arosha 4S7BU and Amaranath 4S6ACN. The RSSL thanks all these OMs for their support and dedication to the hobby and also keeping the RSSL flag flying. A special tnx to 4S6ABC for his efforts, refreshments and hospitality over two days. Next year the RSSL plans to operate the IOTA event from Delft or Bathalanguduwa!!

The scores of the event are as follows.

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SANDEEPANI KULASEKARA 4S7YL married CHAMITH WARNE in a very colourful ceremony on the 28th of August. Sandeepani is the YL harmonic of Kule 4S7KG and Sudharma and we wish 4S7YL a very happy xtal controlled life and wish every success in her attempts to turn OM Chamith in to a radio amateur. May all your troubles be small ones and may the QRPs be many! Congratulations both of you.


May all your troubles be small ones and may there be many QRPs! 73 and 88s.

NOT TO BE OUTDONE JALIYA LOKESHWARA 4S7JL bagged his best catch in THUSHANI on the same day so it was a dual-band operation for the Radio Society of Sri Lanka to have these wonderful young amateurs amongst us. Jaliya needs no introduction and is found in every event organized by the RSSL. Jaliya is a wonderful asset to Amateur Radio in Sri Lanka and is no wonder that be got a beautiful partner for life in Thusani.

JALIYA & THUSHANI you have everyone’s wishes and good will as you start on your new life together. Many 73 and 88s.JaliyaJALIYA 4S7JL & THUSHANI   AUGUST 31st at their Home Coming.

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MONTHLY MEETING – Wednesday: 3rd Sep 2014, 6PM @ Otters

The General Meeting for the Month of AUGUST 2014 will be held on Wednesday 3rd Sep at 6 P.M.. The venue is the Balcony Hall of the Otter Aquatic Club  , 380 / 1 Bauddhaloka Mawatha Colombo 7. All meetings 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.

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It is with deep sadness that I have to inform our members of the passing away of one of our dear friends and active radio amateurs and a long standing member of the Radio Society. Nihal de Silva 4S7NS. News has just come in of Nihal’s passing away after complications as a result of a motor accident a few months ago.  Nihal goes back many many years to the early days of amateur radio in Sri Lanka in his schoolboy days from Kurunegala. He took part in the DARC course and obtained his license in 1983. He loved CW and worked often on  20 metres which he liked best

Nihal’s QTH was at Koswatta  Rajagiriya. He was a senior air traffic controller and a senior executive in the Civil aviation Department.

Remains will lie at A.F. Raymond’s Funeral Parlour on Tuesday 26th August from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. and on Wednesday 27th August from 10 a.m. Cortege leaves the Parlour at 2.30 p.m. for cremation at Borella Cemetery at 3 p.m.

Our deepest sympathies go out to Nihal’s daughter and her family.

PLEASE ALSO NOTE:  As a mark of respect the Monthly meeting scheduled for tomorrow has been postponed .

Victor 4S7VK
Hony. Secretary RSSL.

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Age 19, our student member from Galle who is in the A/L class at Mahinda College Galle. And he won first place in the SAITM Robotics Challenge 2014 (SRC ’14) School Challenges. Our congratulations also go to his proud parents Udaya Jasyantha 4S5SC and XYL

Photos show Eranda receiving his award.. and the winning model!

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