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ZS6CCY South Africa flag South Africa

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Big BearSee also C91CCY. 

First licenced ZE1DX in 1970 in what was formerly Rhodesia.Trained in radiocommunication engineering.Moved to Perth Western Australia in 1981 as VK6ACY. Ran a successful radio networking and high site business. 30 year past-time of photo graphic safaris, and canoeing, the Zambezi River,Lake Cahora Bassa-Mocambique, and the Okavango Delta, Botswana, led to full time game ranching in the Waterberg area of South Africa upon returning home to Africa in 1999.

Ex military Unimogs are used for hard transport and construction works on the sites. 3.5 tonne  4x4. Best on the planet.

Also breeding Buffalo and other wildlife in neighbouring Mocambique, where the C91CCY station is being put together.

Previously keen on EME conducted first Africa/USA 144Mhz EME in May 1975 with WA6LET.

Antennae: All monoband. Full size.

75m: 4 square. Comtek Quadrature coupler.

40m: 4 element yagi at 120ft. Optibeam OB4-40 O.W.A.

20m: 6 element yagi at 95ft. KLM Big Sticker

10m/12m/15m/17m/20m: 12 element Log P at 72ft.

6m 6 element yagi at 60ft. 

All fed with 7/8" hardline.

Collins and Drake collector. See main photo.

3,6m dish for 1296 EME in the background and 6 element 6m yagi.

The new radio room is hexagonal, 520 square feet. Purpose built. Flat concrete insulated roof. Double brick walls, provides natural, constant 20 to 25C inside temperature. Conveniently located 500 meters from the main homestead situated on a  a 500Ha game farm.

Thatched roof homestead. Rustic and climate-suitable.

Excellent, low man made noise location. Powered by lengthy underground 3 phase armoured cable to minimise overhead powerline interference. Serious surge protection mains outlet panels.

Take off angle enhanced by a negative horizon,-20 to -30 degrees on most headings.    




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