Information that is placed on the regular discusion forums very soon disappear from the front page and ones contribution is basically lost.
Where it all began:
I became a Radio Amateur (HAM) whilst still in high school in East London. I studied on my own and wrote the class-A license and passed. I taught myself Morse code (CW) and passed the practical 12 WPM Morse proficiency test on the first attempt with the then Radio inspector at the Post Office.
I was licensed as ZS2PW in August 1975. That certainly was a very memorable moment in my life.
|ZS2PW My first shack - 1975|
36 years later and I am still very involved in this wonderful hobby: Amateur Radio (also known as HAM Radio)
I have had various call trough the years ZS2PW, ZS6BQS, ZS6BB and currently have the following active calls: ZS6A, ZS2AA, C91DD, 7P8/ZS2AA
My main interests at the moment:
Making contacts using very low power (QRP), especially from a simple field station using homebuilt equipment.
I am a big supporter of using CW. I am not very good at it, but hopefully my skills will improve with time.
Weak signal modes and the 6M magic band has captured my interest.
I have had great fun playing with Low Orbit (LEO) Satellites and managed to make some very interesting QSOs via AO-7. I was fortunate enough to share the world best distance via AO-7 for a short while due to a memorable QSO with Josep EA6SA in the Balearic Islands. The distance between us was 7,766 km.
This record was subsequently improved upon by Luciano PY5LF and Joe K3SZH due to a QSO over a distance of 7,843 km.
Enough for now…..
Have Fun !!
73, Pierre ZS6A
|Cover page of the South African Radio League (SARL) magazine|