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ZS8Z Marion Island On The Air

ZS8Z QSL CardWell that was neat.  ZS8Z David is on the air from Marion Island.

I fell asleep in my operating chair, legs up on the desk, dreaming of DX (I guess) when the cell phone in my hand vibrated with a text message from my friend Keith, K0KE.  The message was simple – “ZS8Z on 7.174”.  Took me a couple seconds to wake up and figure out where the hell I was – then luckily W6KW was having a good old ragchew with David so he bought me some much needed time to square up on 40 Meters.

Good to talk to you old friend!


QSL ZS8Z via Keeper of the Log – Allan ZS1LS


I see David has already uploaded to Club Log – my 40M Q is in the log!  ZS8Z Online Log Check at Club Log.

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  1. Ken, SM4EMO says

    Would be great to work him in RTTY, one of only five to go for a clean (339) sweep.

  2. Zack W9SZ says

    Well, that only proves things go better with K0KE! 🙂

    I worked Christy ZS1CDK when he was on Marion Island using the call ZS8MI back in 1994. He had been there for several months and had worked out the pileups. It was easy to work him. I had seen that he was mainly working SSB but would plug in a straight key and work you on CW right on the same SSB frequency on request. However, I was so excited to work him on SSB that that went right over my head at the time and I never thought to ask for a CW QSO. I still need ZS8 on CW.

    Do you remember when the Penguin Islands and Walvis Bay were turned over to Namibia from South Africa? There was an operation by Baldur on Penguin Island and a person living in Walvis Bay signing ZS callsigns and then as soon as the clock rolled over to change ownership, they started signing V5 callsigns they had obtained earlier.

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