UPDATE – Pierre, ZS1HF informs that both ZS8C and ZS8Z will soon have an online log up and running once their on-island duties relax a little. David ZS8Z has been active recently, while Carson ZS8C is still to QRV.
April 9, 2013 — Carson ZS8C and David ZS8Z are departing Cape Town on 10 April 2013 at 14.00 SAST for Marion Island. Expect them to be QRV around mid-May once the ship departs with the old team back to Cape Town.
Carson’s girlfriend, Nadia, and the team’s diesel mechanic, Marius, will be writing the RAE on the island. Pierre ZS1HF has arranged with the SARL to invigilate the exam. This means there will eventually be four active hams on Marion Island during the next year. [photo]
March 5, 2013 – Two radio amateurs are part of an over-wintering Scientific team and will be active on Marion Island from May 2013 to April 2014.
Expected modes will mainly be SSB and digital.
They may only use the existing commercial broadband HF antenna, and their QSL Manager is ZS1HF.
More info will be posted on their respective qrz.com sites once they have been created. (We expect this info to be made available within the next 2 weeks).
All enquiries via ZS1HF at this stage.
*Take note: bands expected are 40 to 10m only. No 160 or 80m due to severe QRM from electrical system in the base.