Recently we launched a YouTube channel to assist members and anyone else who is interested in learning about emergency communications, with a video portal to learn or refresh themselves with skills required to be competent radio operators.
The channel can be found at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCnZW9Eu74ygPCFXen2AAEg
The videos are intended to be around 5 minutes each so that you do not need to spend long periods of time looking through videos to obtain information. We hope to do a number of these and if you are wanting a video on a specific subject feel free to ask for it, and we will see what we can do.
We hope to also do a series of interviews with interesting people within the ham fraternity and especially HAMNET members. If you know of someone that you may want to know more about feel free to suggest that we interview them. Further, if you are any good at making videos why not assist us in getting a few more videos online.
Hamnet will be exhibiting at the Southern African Emergency Services Institute (SAESI) expo at Nasrec Expo Centre in the south of Johannesburg from Wednesday the 1st of November till Friday the 3rd November inclusive.
Hamnet Gauteng South will have their forward control centre on show together with other equipment used in community events and disaster situations.
This is the first of hopefully many expos that Hamnet will be participating in to spread the word of emergency communications in disaster and community events.
For more info on SAESI, visit https://www.saesi.com/
We look forward to seeing you there.
This weekend 3 Hamnet members went to a Potjiekos Competition day that had 4×4 activities and a quarter mile drag strip. The reason we went was to see if we could have future field days there and also promote Hamnet as they had a smallish flea market. one Hamnet member was a marshal and tw took part in the 4×4 obstacle course. Gerhard Coetzee, ZS3TG, was the Marshal and the driver Dylan Walsh, ZS3DW, with co-driver (father) Roy Walsh, ZS3RW, took part in the 4×4 course.