NEWS UPDATE – A team consisting Paul (ZS1V), Jan (ZS1VDV), Andre (ZS1AN), Johan (ZS1A), Pierre (ZS6A) and Oleg (ZS1ANF) will be operating as ZS9V from Robben Island (IOTA group AF-064) during August 19-20, 2017. In addition to the stations they had last year (SSB on 10/15/20 and SSB on 40/80) they will also have a CW station operating on the high bands. Further information on the operation will be published on zs9v.org.za as it becomes available.

MAY 31, 2017Permission has not yet been granted by the island authorities for this operation. We have made no announcement of it going ahead and will not do so until all the required approvals are in place. Right now, there is no reason to believe that this operation will happen this year. 73 Paul van Spronsen, ZS1V

JULY 23, 2016 — During the International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend (August 19-21), look for ZS9V to be active from Robben Island, AF-064. Two stations with Inverted V and TH3 antennas and 500W amplifier. QSL via M0OXO. Website.