South African Amateur Radio Development Trust
P O BOX 90438 GARSFONTEIN 0042 SOUTH
OBJECTIVES OF THE TRUST
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Bursaries are available for learners and students under 25 years of age to become radio amateurs. Details Soon
With industry support Amateur Radio can make engineering cool
If one looks at countries around the world that have large electronics industries then it cannot be coincidence that they also have the largest amateur radio population. Good examples are the USA, Korea and Japan.
Industry needs people with passion for electronics and engineering, but for some reason engineering is no longer a cool career that young people choose to follow. The engineering compliment is aging and not enough young people are there to fill these position in the future.
As with the experimenter of the early days, a bug has to bite and a passion has to be developed at a young age. This is where amateur radio can play a huge role. Introduce the mysteries of radio to young people and get them involved in not just communicating with others as so many people today believe radio amateurs do, but get them involved in building electronic projects that will be catching their imagination.
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SAARDT TONY REUMERMAN BURSARY PROGRAMME 2017 - Details soon
The South African Amateur Radio Development Trust will be offering four bursaries during 2017 for students and learners under 26 years old to study for and write the Class A Radio Amateur Examination. Each bursary is valued at R1000. This will cover the RAE examination fee, cost of the first year license with the balance towards tuition cost. More details soon
Amateur Radio Projects that need Industry support
The Hammies Amateur Radio Club
A new activity at the South African Radio League National Amateur Radio Centre in Gauteng to train young people to be come radio amateurs.
5 MHZ propagations Research project
The establishment of 5 MHz beacons in various locations in South Africa. Read about the project here
Radio Amateur of the Year Awards
An annual awards programme to recognise Radio Amateurs who have excellent in their support of developing Amateur Radio in South Africa.
The sponsor's name is linked to the awards. Typical sponsorship requirement is R50 000
The Kletskous CubeSat project
SA AMSAT is building a Amateur Radio CubeSat. More details here
SAARDT TONY REUMERMAN BURSARY PROGRAMME
Bursaries to support young people to become Radio Amateurs
To discuss your support of Amateur Radio, call Hans van de Groenendaal on 082 781 4631 0r email him at email@example.com