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WSPRing is addictive

November 5, 2015 - 8:29 am

Like the mermaid calling the sailor, this mode called WSPR seems to be calling me back every time. Circumstances pushed me out of the house into my new outside semi-underground shack which made me QRT for a while while I was painting and renovating, but the first thing I did (after making the few compulsary…

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WSPR is open on 10 meters

January 10, 2014 - 5:07 pm

I am as excited as a child in a toy shop! My favourite band is 10 meters and on my recently set-up WSPR station I am hitting anywhere from 5 to 9 stations across the grayline. That is the coolest thing! My station is as follows: Radio: A Chinese Xiego X1M Platinum (puts out 5…

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New Call Sign ZR6LU

October 20, 2013 - 8:21 am

My new call sign arrived today – ZR6LU. Shorter and easier on PSK31 which is my favourite operating mode. Hope I don’t get tonge-tied the first few times! From now on I am ZR6LU and not ZS6ALU anymore. I invested a lot in the old ZS6ALU call sign, I created this website, I built a…

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Oscar Bravo DX Group

June 3, 2013 - 8:01 am

It is wonderful the many ways our roads cross, and how we meet people that will play a role in our lives. So I met Jaco le Roux ZS6PX from Vereeniging who makes little programmer boards to connect a PC / Laptop to a Yaesu or Kenwood or ICOM radio. Nifty little PC Board (some…

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World Map

April 15, 2013 - 7:26 am


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The Missing Q Codes

April 14, 2013 - 5:21 am

We use so few Q-codes nowadays! QTH, QRM, QSL, and thats about it. While there is an official list, some very useful Q signals have never made it to the ARRL’s and Amateur’s official list. I came across this very useful list. Only use in appropriate situations. As with regular Q signals, each can be…

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Useful Info – Aeronautical Frequencies

March 10, 2013 - 6:56 pm

Aeronautical Radio Frequencies used in South Africa HF Communication – (108.000 – 117.975 MHz, Mode = AM) Frequency (MHz) Place Purpose / Description Contact 8.933 O.R. Tambo Intl. Johannesburg, FAJS Springbok – Worldwide VHF Navigation – (108.000 – 117.975 MHz, Mode = AM) Frequency (MHz) Place Purpose / Description Contact 115.200 O.R. Tambo Intl. Johannesburg,…

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Useful Info – 29MHz Band

March 10, 2013 - 6:53 pm

The 29 MHz Band is allocated in SA to Short Range Business Communication – (29.7100 – 29.9850 MHz) Channel Frequency (MHz) MODE Purpose / Description Users 01 29.7100 AM Mobile 02 29.7225 AM Mobile 03 29.7350 AM Mobile 04 29.7475 AM/SSB Civil Defense 1 ### 05 29.7600 AM Mobile (Ch. 4 of the 4WDC) 06…

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Useful Info – CB Frequency Chart

March 10, 2013 - 6:52 pm

The 27 MHz Citizen Band (CB) is allocated in South Africa on (27.185 – 27.275 MHz) as follows: Channel Frequency (MHz) MODE 19 27.185 AM 20 27.205 AM 21 27.215 AM 22 27.225 AM 23 27.255 AM 24 27.235 SSB 25 27.245 SSB 26 27.265 SSB 27 27.275 SSB Please Note: Only channel 19 to…

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New Website

January 28, 2013 - 2:39 pm

Welcome to the new home of ZS6ALU, Leon Uys. I haven’t been on the air for a while. An acrimonious – read expensive – divorce took its toll. Hobbies took second and third place after my little one (you can read more about her here) for a long time, maybe 20 years. During that time…

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