In our April 2022 SARTS meeting Lih Wei, 9V1LW, our payload specialist, gave an interesting report of the last balloon experiment (BEAR 4) and an outlook to BEAR 5.
Please don’t forget: From March 26th, 00:00 UTC to March 27th, 23:59 UTC, the CQ WPX contest takes place. It’s an ideal opportunity to test your equipment and antennas. The contest draws thousands of entries from around the world. Last year we had a record participation from Singapore.
The latest rules can be found here.
Mar 5, 2022 at 23:15 SGT, BEAR-4 was launched from Singapore.
It carried an APRS beacon on 144.390 MHz, and also sent an SSTV image (ROBOT36 format) on 145.500 MHz in 5 min intervals.
To all SARTS members:
As a bonus of your SARTS membership you can apply for the use of an e-mail forwarding address like
Simply send a short e-mail to Harish, 9V1HP, under 9v1hp at sarts dot org dot sg with the subject: “Email forwarding 9V1..”.
Please state your call sign (9v1..) and the email address you want your callsign address to be forwarded to.
Precondition: active paid SARTS membership.
73 Klaus 9v1kg at sarts dot org dot sg
To all SARTS members
The website’s content management system allows to provide content visible to registered and logged in SARTS members only, which is not visible to the general public. In order to activate this feature, please register.
Click on the sidebar under SARTS MEMBERS Login or use the REGISTRATION button below. With Login the following screen will be displayed.
If you are not registered, click on “Register” on the Login screen or on the REGISTRATION button below to get the registration screen:
Input a Username – please use your call sign or handle + call sign (space is accepted, e.g. “9V1KG Klaus”) – and your Email address. You will then receive a confirmation/ verification email sent to the address provided. Therefore double-check the email address before submission.
After receiving the confirmation/verification email, it still can take a while before your login works, as – for security reasons – approval is done manually by the webmaster.
At the moment after registration and login there is no big change, except that
- you can post in the membership forum
- provide additional information in your profile
- access the form to post items for sales on the SARTS market place
Once the majority of SARTS members are registered, additional features will be implemented.
Happy New Year 2022!
We begin the year 2022 by providing more ways to make payment for membership renewal. You will find the PayNow QR Code and the UEN on the membership renewal form.
Date: 31 December 2021
Time: 4:00 PM VHF and 5:00 PM UHF SGT
Express greetings to all fellow HAM’s before the year turns to 2022!
Saturday, Dec 18
A good start: first time participation under 9V1HQ since a long time.
Item to sell: Ciro Mazzoni – Stealth Loop
Description: Shack clearance sale.
Rare magnetic loop that could fit on a balcony for sale. Perfect for apartment dwellers. Works great for you if you live in an RF noisy environment. The antenna has a narrow bandwidth that could null out adjacent QRM.
Tuning the antenna is as easy as keying the desired frequency on a keypad and pushing the enter key. Covers 40 – 10m continuously. The Stealth Loop has a large variable capacitor that is electrically actuated for fuss free tuning. The antenna is rated up to 125W. You could run FT-8 at 100W without heating up the caps at all. Just look at that huge air gap capacitor!
Due to its large size and heavy weight, shipping is difficult and costly. Because it’s mostly handmade in Italy, it is not in stock most of the time. So this is your chance to grab a “ready-stock” Ciro Mazzoni Stealth Loop right here in Singapore!
Highly recommended if you do not wish to stick a pole out of your balcony or has antenna installation restrictions. Do you have an unwelcoming neighbor who complaints every time you put the antenna our? Are you tired of inefficient HF mobile whips? Afraid of antenna falling off the balcony and injures someone? This is the answer to your woes.
Item Condition: 10/10 (As good as new!)
Retail Price: S$2,182.39 before GST & Shipping
Asking Price: S$1,500
Age: < 1 year. Condition: like new. Price: SGD 1500 fixed. Please contact: Benjamin Koe 9V1KB
via Telegram: N1LMF.
Delivery: self collect
As an interested buyer please contact the seller using the contact information given above. As a seller please leave a comment below, once the item was sold.