Mar 15

Club Meeting 21 March 2015

On Saturday 21 March 2015 @ 14H00 its the normal monthly club meeting with a soldering course scheduled for the meeting.

The soldering course will consist of a small flip flop and touch light. The cost involved will be R80-00 which will all go for the club funds

Bring along your soldering iron, magnifying glass and soldering wire and tweezers, also some mentholated spirits for the cleaning not for drinking or sniffing hi hi and some small tools like pliers and side cutter.

There will be boerewors rolls and cold drinks for cheap so bring along your purse with lots of money hi hi!

If you are interested in joining the soldering course please let Judy know before Friday 20 March 2015.

e-mail Judy – Click me!!

Mar 15 2015

Sunday Call In’s

Heard on the Air This Sunday

Sunday 15/3/2015



Relay – ZS6COG


Mar 13

The Amateur Radio Code

The Radio Amateur is

CONSIDERATE…He/[She] never knowingly operates in such a way as to lessen the pleasure of others.

LOYAL…He/[She] offers loyalty, encouragement and support to other amateurs, local clubs, the IARU Radio Society in his/[her] country, through which Amateur Radio in his/[her] country is represented nationally and internationally.

PROGRESSIVE…He/[She] keeps his/[her] station up to date.  It is well-built and efficient.  His/[Her] operating practice is above reproach.

FRIENDLY…He/[She] operates slowly and patiently when requested; offers friendly advice and counsel to beginners; kind assistance, cooperation and consideration for the interests of others. These are the marks of the amateur spirit.

BALANCED…Radio is a hobby, never interfering with duties owed to family, job, school or community.

PATRIOTIC…His/[Her] station and skills are always ready for service to country and community.

– adapted from the original Amateur’s Code, written by Paul M. Segal, W9EEA, in 1928

Mar 12 2015

Members renew their 2015 / 2016 Membership – Join the rush!!

ERB Members are not followers – They are LEADERS.

Thanks to the following people that have renewed membership for next year and sent the Proof of Payment (PoP) to ZS6ERB – Click Me to Mail

  1. ZS6BAS – Henko Swiegers
  2. Tommasso Banandini
  3. Guillaume Jordaan
  4. Chris & Joey – RAE Kandidate
  5. Alex – RAE Candidate
  6. ZS6SM – Sylvia McClintock
  7. ZS6GLN – Glynn Chamberlain
  8. ZS6LNZ – Lyndsay Chamberlain
  9. ZS6NKA – Piet Coetzee
  10. ZS6GHZ – Michael Fischbacher
  11. ZS6VIZ – Rosario Vizzini
  12. ZS6BYT – Scott Bigwood
  13. Daisy Bigwood
  14. Willem van der Merwe – ZS6WIM – LIFE MEMBERSHIP – Thanks Willem
  15. …………You could be next!



Have you paid your renewed SUBS for the coming year? – Then send us the PoP to ZS6ERB – Click Me to Mail


73 de ZS6COG


Mar 11

RF Nite…… Huh?

RF Nite – Every Thursday Evening

RF – Acronym for Radio Frequency

Also used to refer to other kinds of activities and refreshments.

Agenda for the EVENING?????? – THERE IS NO AGENDA.


We do what we like from 19:00 – 22:00


You come and join in the fun. Leave the struggles of life behind for 3 hours and come play radio.


RF Nite at the ERB Clubhouse. Oh what a night!

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Mar 11

Membership fees for the new Financial Year – Extra Extra – read all about it!

Hi All

The end of our membership year is upon us and it is that time of the year – RENEWAL of MEMBERSHIP

The fee structure as we decided at the last AGM is as follows:

If you decide to pay your life membership BEFORE 1 April 2015 – You can pay R4500-00 per person.

After 1 April 2015 Life membership is R6000-00 per person.

For ordinary membership the following applies:

R150-00 per person per year

R300-00 per family MAXIMUM

You can pay into the club account at…..


Nigel Branch

Active Savings Account

Acc No: 2285-5913

Use your call sign and 2015/16 Membership as reference.


Send Proof of payment to ZS6ERB@ gmaildotcom


Constitution of the ERB of the SARL

20 September 2014 – Click Me!!

Pay your Clubfees NOW!

Pay your Clubfees NOW!


Feb 18

ERB has the new ARRL 2015 Handbook

In the post today a wonderful surprise.

Due to the efforts of all the members that carried the club’s name in the contests, the club was able to win the SARL Field Day Contest in 2014.

Thanks Guys.

For you to have a look at the new ARRL 2015 Handbook, you will have to come to the Club meetings and participate in the activities.

ERB – The home of Radio Active HAMS!!



Feb 11

Some Pics on how the clubhouse took shape

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Feb 02

ERB Clubhouse – Now Waterproof

The ERB Clubhouse in Ebenezer Road was completed in January.

Granted, we don’t have a ceiling yet, but the roof, windows, doors and floor topping has been installed / built?

We need every member’s support. PLEASE donate funds, however little, it does not matter. We are now 12 months into our 18 month project and donations have died down a lot.

Without YOU, we cannot finish. Please commit yourself to a monthly donation, until the AGM at least. That leaves 8 months to make a difference.

Here is the maths…. If we are 80 members, and we each donate R100-00 a month (remember a PIZZA costs more that that….) we can collate R8000-00 per month.

Over 8 months that will be R64 000-00. This means we will be able to pay for the roof ….(YES – the club did not have the funds to finish the roof and a private person funded the roof on the premise that he will be paid BACK – No interest, no additional costs)

It also means that we will be able to start the second phase of the building, toilets and kitchen. Soooooo

If you ever thought about, (or have actually taken) a whizz behind the clubhouse because the toilets are so far away, now i the time to consider donating.

Do it NOW. Don’t wait. YOU ARE THE CLUB…….

Our banking details are…..

East Rand Radio Club


Nigel Branch

Account Number 2285-5913

Think about it… It took us this long to get SOO far… Lets finish in style!

Kind Regards

Honorary Treasurer – ZS6COG

Dec 01

East Rand Radio Club Year End Function 2014


The East Rand Radio Club ended the club activities for 2014 with a formal dinner on 29 November 2014.

At the event members of the club were treated to an excellent formal dinner and members were acknowledged for their contributions and support of the club in the past year. A total of 54 acknowledgements were made.

We particularly want to congratulate the following members and non-members of ERB that received the following trophies:
ERB Phone Trophy: Dior Dreyer-Juselius – ZS6DJD
Johan du Plooy Floating Trophy – Willem van der Merwe ZS6WIM
ZS6ERB CW / Digital Modes Trophy – Johan Meyer ZS6DMX
ERB QRP Trophy – Pieter Jacobs ZS6XT
Danie & Elize van Wyk Floating Trophy: Johan Meyer ZS6DMX
Frank Mercier HAMNET Trophy – Leon Lessing ZS6LMG
Life Membership – Ben Fourie ZS6BEN

We also want to thank the West Rand Radio Club ZS6WR for the generous donation made towards the ERB Club Building Fund.

Members of ERB and the SARL are invited to join ERB in 2015 when we resume our activities on 31 January 2014 with a Summer Flea market at Arrow Park in Benoni.

Thank you to one and all of our members and friends that helped – you participation ensured that the ERB Club in 2014 was   successful.

ZS6ERB – 77 Successful years of Amateur Radio in the East !

ERB Toekening                           Francois

Pieter Leon Johan Dior

Ben Francois


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