SARTS Meeting May 2017

Turnout was thin at this month’s meeting. It was most likely due to the impending school holidays and associated holiday plans.

The President could not make it due to an exhibition, so VP Jothi 9V1JN conducted the meeting. I am seated on his left keeping the meeting minutes.

Visitor Robert has passed his RAE and awaiting his callsign from IMDA. He had some satellite questions.

James 9V1YC giving some ideas on how best to answer the common questions of visiting hams.

Giulio 9V1FC gave a talk entitled “From 9V1 to IV3”

.. and brought back mementos which he presented to SARTS.

Chu HaoYuan 9V1HY gave a photo presentation on the China Amateur Radio Day which was held in Beijing.

Everybody enjoyed the two presentations and stayed back to eyeball.

See you in July, as there will be no meeting next month.

SARTS Meeting Apr 2017

This month’s meeting was held at the same QTH.

Its 820 pm and everyone was keen to get started with the meeting and the ham auction.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Visitor Xueliang from NUS wants to know more about the allocation of satellite frequencies within the ham band.

VP Jothi 9V1JN, our IARU delegate, explaining the process of satellite frequency allocation, and the role of the IARU (in the process).

Ham items for auction. All proceeds will be donated to SARTS.  

President conducted the laughter filled auction and all items were sold!

73 and see you next meeting!

SARTS Meeting Mar 2017

This month’s meeting was held at the usual QTH.

Darryl takes over as the new President. By Constitution, Jothi 9V1JN has to stand down after 3 years at the helm. Big thanks to Jothi!

Gopalan ex-9V1ZD paid us a visit and tells us what ham activities he has been up to.

Mike McAuley KD7VRG paid us a visit, and promised that he would be back soon.

A very cheerful Martin, Mike 9V1LX’s harmonic is showing some interest in ham radio.

After the break, Chu HaoYuan gave a talk entitled:

“Introduction to the 60m band”. Thanks, Hao Yuan!

See you next meeting!

 

SARTS Meeting (AGM) Feb 2017

It is February, and the annual AGM is here again.

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The President Jothi 9V1JN has held the post for 3 years and the Society Constitution requires a change in the post. He is thanking the committee which has served under him.

afc03180Chu Haoyuan 9V1HY, our newly appointed Incoming QSL Manager is already busy with his duties.afc03190Treasurer Siva 9V1SV in a light mood.afc03178It was nice to see Bob 9V1QQ again. He has been travelling.afc03195Bob 9V1QQ and Klaus 9V1KG volunteered to count the votes after the election of the Council Members.afc03200Some drinks and pizza while waiting for the votes to be counted.afc03207Darryl 9V1DE the new President giving his inaugural address.

See you next month!

SARTS Meeting Jan 2017

This month’s meeting was not held on the last Thursday of the month. The reason for this is that the last Thursday of this month would be too close to Chinese New Year when many members may not be able to attend.

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Treasurer, President and Secretary in discussion before the meeting.

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Visitor Sheikh Abdullah wants to know about frequency allocations for Cubesets.

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Visitor Simon Ng wants to know more about ham radio because he works in RF

afc03174Dr Klaus 9V1KG conveying a message from a German ham wanting a sked on 160m.

Hope to see you at the next meeting which is the AGM!

SARTS Meeting Nov 2106

This month’s meeting is the last for the year. There will be no meeting in December.

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The big blue bag contains the incoming QSL cards.

Royce 9V1AN is leaving the Incoming QSL Manager post to concentrate on his studies.

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Martin looking at sample of the new SARTS membership card.

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Unfortunately the videos taken by Jothi at the recent japan Ham Fair could not play due to a PC problem.

Please be informed that due to clash with Chinese New Year in 2017, the January meeting will be brought forward to the 19th.

See you in Jan!

SARTS Meeting Oct 2016

This month’s meeting was held a the usual QTH.

There was going to be an auction of ham items from the estate of an SK. Some bids had already arrived by email, but the rules required the hammer to fall at the meeting. Therefore, the hams who really wanted to win the a particular item were definitely present at the meeting.  afc03080

There was the usual eyeball chatter before the commencement of the meeting.afc03083

Here we see Darryl 9V1DE inspecting some auction items he had brought. afc03088

The majority of items were presented for auction as pictures only. The winners would have to settle first before collection. All proceeds were to be handed to the XYL. SARTS does not take any profit.afc03092

The customary self introduction of visitors. Here we have Daniel Lee who wants to take the RAE and get a 9V callsign.afc03095

James 9V1YC receiving an ARRL HF award.afc03109

The Secretary announcing the auction process. James 9V1YC and Darryl 9V1DE took turns at being the auctioneer.

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James knows a lot about ham gear, and was able to give generate a lot of interest with his descriptions.

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Leow 9V1CP in good mood and willing to part with a load of cabbages.afc03119

There was a lot of interest and good humour too, as can be seen in the faces. afc03122 afc03125

In the end, we raised more than we expected, and everybody went home happy to have done their bit for the SK’s loved ones.

SARTS Meeting Sept 2016

The meeting this month was held at its usual venue.

The 2016 Callbook was distributed to members at the meeting.

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Visitor Simon Ng came to find out more about ham radio.

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David Legrr who was licenced VE2DHT 30 years ago would like to get back into the hobby. afc02604Kurita 9V1XX (in black) the Outgoing QSL manager.afc02608The Secretary conducting a small impromptu auction. The proceeds were donated to SARTS.afc02611The President Jothi 9V1JN and Siva 9V1SV gave a presentation on their visit to the 2016 Japan Ham Fair.

See you next meeting!

SARTS Meeting Aug 2016

Meeting started at 810pm.AFC02518

As you can see from the clock behind, Siva 9V1SV (left) and James 9V1WW (right) already know our visitor Takahito 7N2OEZ before the meeting started.AFC02520

Visitor Rahul VU3REO

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Chu Haoyuan has passed his RAE and expects his callsign soon. AFC02530

They are laughing about Berend’s (in blue, behing Siva) newly assigned Singapore callsign

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OM Frank Aw 9V1OK and Woo 9V1YH, old friends.AFC02559

Our speaker for the evening Dr Klaus Goepel 9V1KG.AFC02563

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Klaus in action.

It was a nice meeting, and all finally dispersed at around 945pm.

See you next meeting!