Thursday, September 22, 2016

Space Week in Secunda 3 to 7 October at Oosterland high school Secunda

Things is getting very existing on the program for the space week don’t miss out on Henie Maas's presentation 

7 October 2016   10:00 to 11:00
Hennie Maas presenter of “Sterre en Planeete” on RSG talk about Space, in the school hall of Oosterland high school Secunda. This presentation is open to anyone interested entrance is free.

( Click hear to see the weeks program )


Tuesday, May 5, 2015

High Altitude Ballooning

High Altitude Ballooning

Fling High Altitude balloons is fun over the past 2 years I saw quite a lot of Balloon’s fly and I was involved in the past 2 flights of Secunda Radio Armature club with their Balloon’s, We are currently involving schools to fly since projects with us on the next mission on 6 October. I have developed a Microcontroller for schools to do data logging and it can also be used as a flight computer for a High altitude balloon. There will soon be more information on the Project on

The School project will take the leaners thru a Basic electronics course then we will learn them to solder and build there one microcontroller and data logger with a programming course for the controller. The final reword is to fly the project with the club in October.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

NOAA15 (ZA) 210-14-13 15:43 UTC

Satellite NOAA15 (ZA) 210-14-13  15:43 UTC  image that i captured as the whether satellite went past west of Secunda this was my first test of my newly build Quadnfilar Helicoidal Antenna.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Celebrate the TENTH anniversary of SOTA in South Africa

Rustenburg Magaliesberg ZS/NW001 

It is for me an privilege to undertake a SOTA in my home town. As a teenager I always wanted to do this in the Magalisberg and now is the opportunity to do it nearly 32 years later. Any one in the Rustenburg aria that wants to join me is welcome to contact me or send me an e-male at with your phone number. To get to the SOTA point on the Magalies  is about a 3 to 4 Km hike up the mountain climbing from 1280m to 1645m above see level. The plan is to gather at Bergheim Holiday Resort at 7:00am on 22 September 2013  Come prepared with good hiking shoos; a hat and a water bottle don’t forget the suntan lotion and energy bars.

Also visit the Secunda club for more info at