If you worked me in Dec 2012, thank you for being patient during the simplex operation.
Now back in the US from the December dx fun in Africa
I worked holiday style dx and /P between 2-30 Dec 2012 from various portable locations in ZS1 region - (40 - 10 CW/SSB) using a vertical or wire antennas in the field. The vertical is in the picture below - about 5 ft off the ground, with a single counterpoise.
Dec 7 - 10: 90 km N of Cape Town : Ant : Bottom loaded vertical & wire vetical on 40-10 cw/ssb
Dec 14 - 16 : 120 km N of Cape Town in the coastal village of Langebaan: 10-30m cw/ssb: Ant: Wire Vertical (supported by fibreglass pole) My setup here was on the rooftop, running IC706, 40W on battery power. If you worked me on 30m, between 0200 - 0400 Z (grayline ), I was on the rooftop, just before sunrise, under the southern skies.
Dec 17 - 26 : 20 km NE of Cape Town
2011 Holiday style dx / portable operations running QRP/vertical when in the field or 2 el monoband yagi for 20m.
2010 Dec 6,7: Atlantic coast - beach portable - 120 miles north of Cape Town.
2010 Dec 17 - 20: Mountain top portable - 100 miles north of Cape Town.
2011: Deon (ZS1D) & Roelof (ZS1XD) moutain top portable .
The view from the operating location. Elevation 1500ft on a mountain top.
2010: /P Station among the orchards: Ant = homebrew multi-band vertical, power = battery, rig: IC706MKIIG 10W
Hope to hear you on the bands soon.
73 - Deon
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