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New Amateur Radio Representative Body

by Ivanr on 09-09-2008 at 10:56 AM
As an amateur radio licence holder I often wonder why the SARL non-members do not start a new body to represent them at government level? If I observe all the problems like Radio Regulations Errors, internal politics and infighting on their website forums www.sarl.org.za, then I would like to propose that we start a new body in opposition to the SARL to represent non-members at government level, ICASA and DOC, accordingly becoming a national body in terms of the amended radio regulations.

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The History of Amateur Radio Licensing and it's Errors

by Ivanr on 09-07-2008 at 10:55 AM
The history of Amateur Radio Licensing

This report was drafted to provide some interesting facts concerning the history of licensing in this hobby. The report was constructed as follows:

1. Amateur Licensing before 2004 amendment.
2. Amateur Licensing after 2004 amendment.
3. Deductions.
4. Conclusions.


1. Amateur Licensing before 2004 amendment.

1.1 The ITU specified in itís Article 25 that Morse Code at 12 wpm as

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Updated 10-07-2008 at 02:19 PM by Ivanr

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Amateur Radio Licensing Regulation Errors

by Ivanr on 06-04-2008 at 05:56 AM
I wonder if anyone is aware of this error. I have tried unsuccessfully since 2004 to receive a reply from ICASA around this problem.

In 2004 I painted out this error to Mr M. Mchunu of ICASA and Mr P. Mshomi of DOC and in spite if this the regulations were promulgated with this error which has some serious practical implications for all operators and leave a sense of not being property thought through before promulgation in 2004.

I wish to refer to Chapter 3 Reg (4)

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Updated 06-04-2008 at 10:18 AM by Ivanr

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