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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 (TBC) with an introduction to the hobby, and registration process for those who decide to participate. 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

Birthday – Willem Weideman ZS6X
Nov 16 all-day
Birthday – Christian Finn ZS6CPF
Nov 17 all-day
Birthday – Derek Scott ZS6DR
Nov 17 all-day
News Bulletin – Week 46
Nov 17 @ 11:15 – 12:15

Romeo Nardini ZS6ARQ

Birthday – Amy Kruger-Reynolds ZS6XR
Nov 19 all-day

Spouse of ZS6SJR Stephen Reynolds

Novice 2M Net
Nov 19 @ 19:00 – 20:00

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

Birthday – Gordon Andrew ZS6AGE
Nov 20 all-day
POPS @ West Rand ARC
Nov 20 @ 10:00 – 15:00

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

80M Club Contest #5
Nov 20 @ 19:00 – 20:00
The Wednesday 80 m Club Sprint will be on the air from 17:00 to 18:00 UTC on the third Wednesday of the month – 20 March; 15 May; 17 July; 18 September and 20 November with CW and phone activity on 3 510 to 3 570 kHz (CW) and 3 603 to 3 650 and 3 700 to 3 750 kHz (phone). Remember that the segment 3 651 to 3 699.99 is contest free! The exchange is a RS or RST report and your grid square (e.g. KG30).
Birthday -Manus Heunis ZS6MBH
Nov 21 all-day