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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 22nd January 2019 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

HAMNET Emergency Comms

ICASA Radio Amateur License Fees

acebook page

ZS6WR Videos 

South African DXCC receipients  (ZS6EZ)




West Rand ARC activities

Birthday – Bev Honey
Jul 20 all-day

Spouse of ZS6NTO Noel Honey

Birthday – Judy Dreyer
Jul 20 all-day

Spouse of Nick Dreyer ZS6NCK

QRP Winter Contest + Open day
Jul 20 @ 12:00 – 15:00

Everyone is hereby invited to the WRARC ZS6WR open day this coming Saturday 20 July from 12h00 onwards. (Following the UHF / VHF work shop at NARC)

We start the day at 12h00 sharp with 3 Tech Talks followed by Vetkoek and Mince for lunch.
The radio room will be open to take part in the QRP contest and collect contacts for your log to moving closer towards your own WAZS award.

We have the following talks on the program:
12h00 John ZS6YPJ – Antenna Modelling Software
12h30 Isak (from the Electronic Club) – How to order electronic test equipment and tools from Banggood.com online. Isak will showing off some Arduino project
13h00 Geoff ZS6C – N1MM work shop and assist with your PC setup.
13h30 Simone ZS6SIM on Vetkoek duty for lunch
14h00 Radio room open and Phillip ZS6PVT will assist with operations.

Let have a fun day out.

– Phillip


News Bulletin – Week 29
Jul 21 @ 11:15 – 12:00

Gert du Plessis ZR6GRT

Birthday – Pearl Janse Van Rensburg ZS4PVR
Jul 22 all-day
Novice 2M Net
Jul 23 @ 19:00 – 20:00

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

POPS @ West Rand ARC
Jul 24 @ 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

Birthday – Joop Hesp ZS6JP
Jul 25 all-day
Birthday – Johan Combrink ZR6PC
Jul 26 all-day
News Bulletin – Week 30
Jul 28 @ 11:15 – 12:15

Dave Lloyd ZS6ACC