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Please note that all Club activities and POP’s have been cancelled until further notice


Bulletins (Sundays)(145.625 West Rand repeater)

  • 11h15 Start of call in of stations.
  • 11h30 Main bulletin start.


  • 145.625 MHz (West Rand 2m Repeater) – Coverage Map
  • Input: 145.025 MHz 12.5 kHz channel spacing) 88.5 Tone
  • Relay of Bulletin on 7.140 MHz   
  •  439.000MHz (West Rand 70 cm Repeater)
  • Input: 431.4MHz 25kHz channel spacing.
  • 7.6MHz split – (linked to the 2 meter repeater on occasion)

 The  QRP, Digital, Field Day & Top Band Contests are now hosted by the Club 


Club Memorabilia

To order any Club memorabilia please send an email to info@zs6wr.co.za stating your requirements or use the form at the bottom of the page. Please pay via EFT into the Clubs bank account. Cash will only be accepted at the Club. Please do not deposit cash into the Bank account.

Radio Amateur Exam

Would you like to become a radio amateur? the West Rand Amateur Radio Club is offering a programme to assist interested individuals, to obtain a Radio Amateur Licence enabling them to join the worldwide family of “Radio Hams“. To operate a radio transceiver, on approved bands, radio amateurs need to write an ICASA statutory exam which covers the basic theory associated with Radio and Propagation of Radio Waves, the Regulations and Operating Practice pertaining to this. The Radio Amateur’s Examinations are conducted twice annually, in May (1st Semester) and October (2nd Semester). 

The West Rand Amateur Radio Club programme commences on 21st January 2020 with an introduction to the hobby, and registration process for those who decide to participate. (RAE Timetable) Classes will be held weekly, on Tuesday evenings commencing at 18:30 hrs, with additional classes for those requiring further assistance.  On confirmation of passing the ICASA exam, candidates will receive their Call Sign, used for worldwide communication, opening a new, stimulating and rewarding chapter in their lives. 

For further information, please contact Stephen Reynolds, RAE Manager on zs6sjr@gmail.com or 082 566 5900 or via the club web site. All enquiries welcome.  Study aids and more information on the RAE exam can be obtained from the SARL website at http://www.sarl.org.za/public/licences/rae.asp


These generic QSL cards are available to SARL members only. They can be purchased in batches of 100 only. The cost is R75.00 per 100.

To order please send an email to zs6wwj@gmail.com.

West Rand ARC Constitution 

Proxy form for General Meeting

Proxy form for Special General Meeting

ICASA Radio Amateur License Fees

acebook page

ZS6WR Videos 

South African DXCC receipients  (ZS6EZ)




West Rand ARC activities

South African Radio League 95 40 m Club Sprint #6
Dec 5 @ 14:00 – 15:00

South African Radio League 95 40 m Club Sprint

  1. Aim

The SARL 95 40 m Club Sprint takes the form of a sprint and the scores of individual operators are added together to get a Club score. The Club with the highest score after the six (6) sprints will be awarded the SARL 40 m Club Championship Trophy. And to encourage amateurs to achieve their Worked All ZS and/or Worked All Grid Squares on 40 metres.

  1. Date and times

2.1       12:00 to 13:00 UTC on Saturday 29 February; Saturday 25 April; Saturday 20 June; Saturday 15 August; Saturday 31 October and Saturday 5 December.

  1. Frequencies

3.1       CW – 7 000 to 7 040 kHz

3.2       Phone – 7 130 to 7 200 kHz

  1. Exchange

4.1       RS or RST report and 4 character grid square (e.g. KG30)

4.2       Each QSO claimed for competition credit must include contemporaneous direct

initiation by the operator on both sides of the contact. Initiation of a contact may be

locally or by remote.

  1. Categories

5.1       Single Operator

  1. Scoring

6.1       2 points for every QSO

6.2       2 points for the first QSO with each grid square

6.3       2 points for the first QSO with each grid square outside South Africa.

  1. Log Sheets

7.1       Log sheets in MS Excel format ONLY shall be submitted by 23:59 CAT on Saturday 7 March; Saturday 2 May; Saturday 27 June; Saturday 22 August; Saturday 7 November and Saturday 12 December 2020 by e-mail to zs4bfn@mweb.co.za.

7.2       When submitting log sheets, it should be renamed by the participant to include his/her call sign.

7.3       The name of the operators Club must be shown on the log sheet.

Birthday – Nick Dreyer ZS1N
Dec 8 all-day
Novice 2M Net
Dec 8 @ 19:00 – 20:00

The Novice Net takes place on the West Rand Repeater (145.625)

Birthday – Robbie Turner ZS6VIP
Dec 9 all-day
Birthday – Storm Austen ZR6SA
Dec 9 all-day
POPS @ West Rand ARC
Dec 9 @ 10:00 – 15:00

(Cancelled until the LOCK DOWN is over)

POPS (Poor Old Pensioners)

This is an event that is open to all who would like to come and socialise, discuss ideas, fix equipment or just to pop in for a visit. So if you are free on a Wednesday, you are welcome to come and visit.

For more details, contact Keith Liddle ZS6AGF. He can be reached on 0824571501 or at zs6agf@polka.co.za

Birthday – Yvonne Cloete
Dec 10 all-day

Spouse of David Cloete ZR1AOC

Birthday – Salomon Cornelius Niemann ZR6RTN
Dec 12 all-day
Birthday – Dirk van Vuuren
Dec 13 all-day
General meeting @ Club House
Dec 14 @ 19:15

The meeting on the 13th has been cancelled