Discussion in 'The DX Zone' started by G4KUD, Mar 19, 2020.

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  1. G4KUD

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    Hi All,
    I am looking for the above callsign without much success, I know it was Antarctica but i can not find a QSL manager or contact name for this QSO.
    I know it is a while ago but someone should have a record of the following:-

    2008-03-21 10:50 ZS7Y 20m 14.260 SSB KB15qd [​IMG] Antarctica

    If anyone can give me a lead it would be appreciated, thank you.

    Best Regards and 73's

    Barry es G4KUD
  2. K7GQ

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    As this call is virtually unheard of, and only two people have reported working that call in Clublog over a span of 4 months in 2008, I would assume that it's a busted call.
  3. G4KUD

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    That's a pity, I was hoping for this qso. Again I hope it is not a pirate callsign.
  4. KP4SX

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    I found a South African website that gives details of the various organizations bases during the various seasons, including 2008. They have a camp in Marion Island as well as in Antarctica with a 'winter over' crew. There is a listing of the crew members and I checked a few of the names who were listed as something like (Electronic Technician) and came up empty.
    I forgot the website...Google "2008 South Africa Antarctica SANAE" and it should come up. Someone may have been a ham although he may have been a zoologist or something for the crew. You could check all the names on QRZ and hope for a match. But if they don't have a current license that won't be of any help.
    ZS7 could have been Marion Island as well unless you are absolutely sure it was Antarctica.
    Good luck!
  5. G4KUD

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    thank you Bill for the information i will have a look over the weekend.
    Amateur Radio is a wonderful hobby with such nice people.

    Barry es G4KUD
  6. E73Y

    E73Y Ham Member QRZ Page

    From 425DXN #865:

    ZS_ant - Ludwig, ZS6WLC will be active as ZS7BYRD from the South African
    Antarctic base SANAE IV (Vesleskarvet) during January-February
    2008. He expects to operate SSB on 14180 kHz and AM on 14280 kHz;
    CW will be supported using straight key. QSL to Ludwig Combrinck,
    P.O. Box 443, Krugersdorp 1740, South Africa.
    ZS7BYRD will be a commemorative station for Admiral Richard E.
    Byrd's 1930 and 1934 expeditions, where they used the McMurdo
    Silver crystal circuit for selectivity and the Collins pioneered
    class B AM modulator for the first voice transmissions to the USA
    from Antartica respectively. [TNX ZS6WLC]

    73's Boris E73Y
  7. WB1EAD

    WB1EAD Ham Member QRZ Page

    Boris you never seem to amaze me with ur knowledge of DX.!.Barry there might be a clue in what Boris has said..the call used was ZS7BYRD and wud count for Antarctica..is there a chance considering the years gone by that you could've gotten the call wrong or only copied the Y in the suffix.?.yes I have made that mistake once or twice myself..also ZS6WLC WAS the op for that callsign..sooo maybe an e-mail to him might bring gud news..trust me I know as a holder of a two by three callsign sometimes it don't register..he may just have ur info waiting in his logs..gud luk on confirming Antartica I had to go thru the ARRL DX advisory team for my QSL..they are strict! 73 de DAVE WB1EAD

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