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If you worked me in Dec 2012, thank you for being patient during the simplex operation.

All Logs are now uploaded to LOTW and Clublog.

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.

Past operations:

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 .

 

Portable - the view.

The view from the operating location. Elevation 1500ft on a mountain top.

Multi-band homebrew vertical

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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