mobile | classic
Dataweek Electronics & Communications Technology Magazine





Follow us on:
Follow us on Facebook Share via Twitter Share via LinkedIn


Search...

Electronics Buyers' Guide

Electronics Manufacturing & Production Handbook 2019


 

New president of South African Radio League announced
14 May 2008, News

Delivering his inaugural address at the South African Radio League (SARL) convention in Bloemfontein recently, the newly elected president, Rassie Erasmus, said that amateur radio is a foundation for technical knowledge.

Rassie Erasmus, president of the SARL
Rassie Erasmus, president of the SARL

"It is no secret that many professionals in the field of radio, TV, communications and electronics have started their technical education as young radio amateurs and it should still be used as a unique attraction for future young radio amateurs," he said

For his presidential year he has chosen three themes that follow from the SARL slogan 'Amateur Radio Communication Technology in action'.

"I have chosen the three themes carefully because for the past few years we have taken the high road and worked hard to grow amateur radio and the SARL. While not an easy task and a road with many diversions, I believe in the need to continue conquering the high road."

The three themes for this year have a common thread - growth:

1. Growth in application of new technologies, building on the Radio Technology in Action symposia which the SARL presents annually in the main centres and on the air technical discussions and tuition. Radio amateurs have unique opportunities to talk to each other via radio and satellites, which facilitates technical and interactive discussions from the comfort of their own homes.

2. Growth of the SARL membership to the point where the organisation can truly claim to represent the radio amateurs of South Africa. Currently the SARL represent the majority of all active radio amateurs, but it would like to bring all of them into its fold, including people who show an interest in communication technology and who like to experience the magic of talking to the world.

3. Growth of the amateur radio community in South Africa, by bringing in more young people but also focusing on the value that amateur radio can bring to senior citizens as a quality pastime. Amateur radio has no age or gender restriction, it requires only a keen interest in wanting to be involved in technical activity and communication. For many people, amateur radio has provided a stepping stone into a career in electronics and communication. The technical knowledge acquired during taking a course to prepare for the Radio Amateur Examination, augers well as a foundation for further studies in this field.

For more information visit www.sarl.org.za


  Share on Facebook Share via Twitter Share via LinkedIn    

Further reading:

  • From the editor's desk: Making an aaS of ourselves
    28 August 2019, Technews Publishing, News
    First of all, I must extend the sincere apologies of Technews Publishing to Hi-Q Electronics. We have worked closely with Hi-Q for many years and yet still managed to get its address and contact details ...
  • Electronics news digest
    28 August 2019, News
    South Africa •Canadian technology company Sciencetech is now distributed in South Africa by Intercal. For over 33 years, Sciencetech’s products have been exported to countries around the world, within ...
  • Clearing the static: Electrostatic packaging - Topic 6
    28 August 2019, Altico Static Control Solutions, News
    The purpose of electrostatic discharge (ESD) packaging is to protect ESD-sensitive objects from ESD damage; especially when items are being transported outside of the designated ESD protected area. ESD ...
  • What can sport teach us about MRO procurement?
    28 August 2019, RS Components (SA), News
    Just like triathlon transitions, if you don?t respect the details and aren?t supportive about making manufacturing flexible, as a supplier you aren?t contributing to your customers? success.
  • AREI hosts industry for business breakfast
    28 August 2019, News
    Attendees of a business breakfast hosted by AREI (Association of Representatives for the Electronics Industry) on 24 July were treated to an inspirational talk by computer scientist and entrepreneur Stafford Masie.
  • Win a Microchip evaluation kit
    28 August 2019, News
    Dataweek readers are being offered the chance to win a SAM L21 Xplained Pro evaluation kit for evaluating and prototyping with Microchip Technology’s ultra-low-power SAM L21 ARM Cortex-M0+ based microcontrollers ...
  • Wits University to feature at AI Expo Africa
    28 August 2019, News
    Wits University will be sending a high-level delegation to this year’s AI Expo Africa, where it will launch a major research initiative that is intended to bring about a step change in scientific research ...
  • u-blox sells 500 millionth GNSS receiver
    28 August 2019, RF Design, News
    u-blox recently sold its 500 millionth global navigation satellite system (GNSS) receiver. As the only technology capable of delivering absolute position anywhere on the planet, GNSS-based positioning ...
  • New African AI initiative at Wits University
    28 August 2019, News
    The Molecular Sciences Institute (MSI) at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) in Johannesburg, South Africa, in partnership with the Cirrus Initiative, today announced plans for a new artificial ...
  • Wits University to feature at AI Expo Africa
    31 July 2019, News
    Wits University will be sending a high-level delegation to this year’s AI Expo Africa, where it will launch a major research initiative that is intended to bring about a step change in scientific research ...
  • Celebrating 15 years of Laser Stencil Technology
    31 July 2019, Laser Stencil Technology, News
    Since its inception in 2004, Laser Stencil Technology has grown into a prominent figure in the South African electronics manufacturing industry. Having been involved in circuit board manufacturing using ...
  • From the editor’s desk: Embedded computing drives change
    31 July 2019, Technews Publishing, News
    Mike Goodyer says it best in the title of his article on page 16: “The only constant is change.” While he meant that in relation to developments at Microtronix Manufacturing and within the local electronics ...

 
 
         
Contact:
Technews Publishing (Pty) Ltd
1st Floor, Stabilitas House
265 Kent Ave, Randburg, 2194
South Africa
Publications by Technews
Dataweek Electronics & Communications Technology
Electronics Buyers’ Guide (EBG)

Hi-Tech Security Solutions
Hi-Tech Security Business Directory

Motion Control in Southern Africa
Motion Control Buyers’ Guide (MCBG)

South African Instrumentation & Control
South African Instrumentation & Control Buyers’ Guide (IBG)
Other
Terms & conditions of use, including privacy policy
PAIA Manual





 

         
    Classic | Mobile

Copyright © Technews Publishing (Pty) Ltd. All rights reserved.