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SARL radio technology 'on the road'

16 May 2007 News

The South African Radio League's 'Technology in Action' roadshow started in Durban in April at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Radio Technology in Action is a programme to highlight the technologies that amateur radio embraces and to encourage people to become more involved in technologically-based leisure-time activities.

The SARL is encouraging parents to attend with their teenagers to broaden their scope of activities, which it believes will pay dividends when career choices have to be made. The lectures and demonstration include:

* The mystery of the frog's thigh - the story of the invention of the battery.

* Research in ionospheric radio propagation - South Africa is at the forefront of research in this area. This lecture highlights the work carried out at the Hermanus Magnetic Observatory.

* Cognitive radio - an emerging technology that may make more intelligent use of the available radio spectrum.

* VSWR - the persistent myths of standing wave ratios on antenna and mismatches.

* Why build it? - a look at electronic and radio projects one can construct at home.

* Launch a cricket satellite at your local school - an innovative project to encourage learners to take up electronics.

The SARL Radio Technology in Action roadshow will be in Port Elizabeth on 19 May, Cape Town on 2 June, Bloemfontein on 21 July and in Gauteng on 18 August. It is open to all persons interested in making electronics and communication their pastime. The cost is R20 and scholars and students enter free.

For more information see www.sarl.org.za (click on RTA) or contact Hans van de Groenendaal, +27 (0)12 991 4662.





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