ZS8M: Marion Island Dxpedition

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  1. ZS1HF

    ZS1HF Ham Member QRZ Page

    Hi All,
    Marion Island will be operation as ZS8M from end April 2010 for a year.
    Times, frequencies and QSL info to follow later.
    Pierre ZS1HF / ZS8M
  2. KY6R

    KY6R Ham Member QRZ Page


    I'm hoping that there will be more activity than the last 2 sets of ops that went there. Thanks very much for this info - and I wish you all the best! I hope to work you - I need Marion!
  3. K3STX

    K3STX Ham Member QRZ Page

    Can I made a sked right now?

    (only kidding!!

    Great news, keep warm (and try to bring an amp!).

  4. ZS1HF

    ZS1HF Ham Member QRZ Page


    Hi All,

    Thanks for the interest in Marion Island. Yes, will be (trying) to take an amp. I have weight restrictions of 100kg for the whole year, which includes all my clothing and equipment.
    Will update you all when I have more info beginning March when I do training.
    Antennas are only dipoles due to severe winds and prevention of death to the birds.
    Will be creating a website with more info.
    Pierre ZS1HF
  5. K5AR

    K5AR Ham Member QRZ Page

    Pierre -

    Have a safe trip and glad to know that you will be on the air as your schedule permits.

    I'm with Paul, please try to take along an amp to make up for the dipoles. GL and hope to get you in the log.

  6. N5KD

    N5KD Ham Member QRZ Page

    Fantastic News - any CW ?

    This is great news for us hungry dxers Pierre.

    Will you be operating any CW, or at least change from SSB to CW on request?

    I'm sure the digital guys will be asking the same questions.

    Have fun down there, stay warm and safe.

    73' Pete, N5KD.
  7. SM5KNV

    SM5KNV Ham Member QRZ Page

    Great news, Pierre!

    Hope you will have a nice stay on Marion Island. Hope that you will be working CW. I only need 6 more entities on CW to complete them all. And Marion Island is one of them.

    73 es good luck de Leif SM5KNV
  8. ZS1HF

    ZS1HF Ham Member QRZ Page

    Morning Leif,
    Sorry, no CW. SSB and digital at this stage.
  9. ZS1HF

    ZS1HF Ham Member QRZ Page

    ZS8M Info

    Greetings Everyone
    Just a quick update; I am busy with some technical training at this stage. Our team training begins on 23 March and if all goes well, we depart Cape Town on 8 April.
    Now the packing starts.
    73 till later
    Pierre ZS1HF / ZS8M
  10. ZS1HF

    ZS1HF Ham Member QRZ Page

    ZS8M Pirate?

    Hi All,

    Yes, in true tradition, we will have an idiot pirating my callsign - ZS8M.
    Shame on you!
    Please note....ZS8M will only be operational from approx 15 May 2010. Before I get operational, I will notify you all via qrz.com once I am ready.
    Please do not entertain any idiot pirating my call sign before I make the announcement.
    My technical training is progressing well. The complete team gathers on Tuesday 23 March in Cape Town to start team training - fire fighting, first aid and cooking.
    73 for now.
    Pierre ZS1HF
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