Thursday, 12 December 2013

Special event call – ZS9 MADIBA

No doubt everyone is aware that one of South Africa’s icons has passed away.

ZS9MADIBA is the South African Radio League Special Event Station commemorating the life and recent passing of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, elder statesman and first democratically-elected President of the Republic of South Africa. Affectionately referred to as “Madiba”, he became one of the most recognised leaders in the world and was instrumental in the peaceful transition of South Africa from minority rule to a constitutional democracy. South Africans join the people of the world in mourning his passing and celebrating his legacy.

 Permission to run a special event with the call ZS9MADIBA was obtained and I was one of the lucky ones to use the call today on 10m CW.

The info on is incorrect, for some reason the person managing the call cannot edit the information. The call is legal and in use and will be for a while yet.

I managed to make 308 QSOs, I could have worked many more, but alas the DSP processor between my ears did not perform as needed. It had great difficulty distinguishing between the various callers. The QRM and poor behaviour did not help either.

I guess there is no point in moaning, it won’t change anything.

Sure is fun facing the pile-up, I recon it could become addictive?

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