SARL National Convention 2013

26 - 28 April 2013


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Friday 26 April 2013

Delegates arrive during the day and book in at the various B&B’s at which they have booked. For a list of B@B’s near the main venue “SULLA VIA” scroll down. Delegates are responsible for their own accommodation arrangements and transport.


18:00  Welcoming event at the West Rand Amateur Radio Clubhouse
Kroton Street South, Weltevredenpark,  Roodepoort
GPS Coordinates:  S26.14153 E27.91835  (Decimal degrees)

Cost for the evening is R60

Join the West Rand Amateur Radio club on Friday evening for a finger supper and meet the locals and SARL Councillors

Speaker – Kenny Neville from West Rand Astronomy Club
If the evening is clear watch the stars 

Saturday 27 April 2013

The Annual General Meeting of the South African Radio League


GPS Coordinates S 26 03.761 E 27 48.335

Download map here

Sulla Via means “on the way”, looking out over the Cradle on Mankind

Members of the SARL and Non Members are invited to attend the AGM and functions. However, only members may take part in the AGM discussions and proceedings. Members will closer to the time be able to download the AGM booklet with all the documents required for the AGM.

While attendance at the AGM is free of charge it is still important to complete the registration for so that adequate seating and refreshments can be arranged.

AGM Programme Saturday, 27 April

08:00   Registration and proxies
Refreshments will be served on arrival

The SA Amateur Radio Development Trust “bookshop” will be open offering a range of ARRL books at discounted SARL Member prices. To see a list of books available visits . Only cash transactions, no credit card facilities will be available. Books can be pre-ordered and paid and collected at the event.

Find out more about the SA AMSAT KLETSKOUS Satellite Project 

09:00   Annual General meeting
Only SARL members may take part in the discussion and vote. Visitor are however welcome

11:00   Coffee, Tea and refreshments

11:30   AGM continues

13:00  Join us for a finger Lunch   
Cost R60.00 per person.  Lunch must be pre-booked see the registration for details

14:00   Visit to the SANSA Space Operations at Hartbeeshoek

Registration fee for the visit is R50 if you use your own transport

Registration fee including transport is R200

Pre-booking is essential. Note only a maximum number of 45 persons can be accommodated. First come first served. Please indicate your ID number.

                Travel time approximately 30 - 45 minutes

SARL Awards Dinner  at Sulla Via

19:00 Pre dinner drinks
Cash bar
19:30 SARL Awards Banquet

President`s address
Presentation of Awards      
Guest speaker: Dr Anthony Turton
See more below

Dress Smart Casual
No shorts or Jeans please

Cost R250.00  per person

Many prizes to be won, including an IC-V82 two metre hand-held transceiver and two  duel band 2m/70cm antennas sponsored by Radio Data  Modems and Accessories


Hear this fascinating story from the guest speaker at the annual Awards dinner, Dr Antony Turton ZS6CST.

To stem the flow of weapons from Mozambique into KwaZulu- Natal, a two-man special operations team was inserted into Mozambique for this mission. One of those two persons was Anthony Turton, selected in part because of his skills as a radio operator, which was deemed to be a necessary element for the success of this high risk but strategically important mission .Anthony used these skills, honed to a high level of technical competence as an active ham, to gain strategic access to the rebel group RENAMO. 

Make your booking for the annual dinner now.. Tony, as he also known, has authored the book “Shaking Hands with Billy’ which tells this story for the first time. The book will be available at a special price at the National Convention.

Sunday 28 April 2013

There are no formal arrangements but as you are in the area why not visit the Cradle of Mankind, it is worth a visit.

How to get to Sulla Via


Offering easy access from Pretoria and Johannesburg, Sulla Via is situated on the edge of Krugersdorp and overlooks the Cradle of Human Kind.
GPS Coordinates:    S26.06268 E27.80558  (Decimal Degrees)


Please make your own accommodation arrangement with the B&B of your choice.

B&B`s very close to Sulla Via.

Bankenveld House is 3.1 km from Sulla Via -  011 954 9506

The Rabbit Hole Guest House is 4.6km from Sulla Via  –  Cell: (+27)82 878 1731

Roodepoort Town Lodge is 22km from Sulla Via –  011 767-5600

Protea Hotel Roodepoort is 22km from Sulla Via  – 011 246 1103

Amakoekoe Guest Lodge is 23km from Sulla Via  – 011 795 3508


All the events require pre-booking and payment. Please complete the booking form and pay the amount due by bank transfer not later than 21 April 2013. Download the booking form from here