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Z21MG Zimbabwe

David OK6DJ, Petr OK1FCJ/OL8R, Pavel OK1FPS will be active from Zimbabwe 18 - 30 September 2015 as Z21MG.
They will operate on 160 - 10m CW, SSB, Digital Modes including RTTY.
They will be active in CQ WW RTTY Contest.
QSL via OK6DJ, OQRS, LOTW, eQSL.

Zimbabwe Z21MG QSL Sample

Antenna/radio setup:
3 x Elecract K3, 2x PA, Antennas 2 x Spiderbeam incl WARC, 1 x vertical 40m-10m, 1 vertical 160/80m + special RX ant for low bands.
News Z21MG 22 September 2015

We arrived smoothly on early Sunday morning. Early morning we start up building first spider beam. Afternoon we build 2 verticals one for 30m and second one for 40m.

Biggest problem so far are scheduled power cuts. Upon arrival we were told it is happening every day. On Sunday power cut occured 10 am and and we got power again approx 11 pm!!! after 13 hours without power supply. We were glad to rent generator and which we use very intensively since that. Power cuts are scheduled.

Yesterday Sunday we build another spider beam, now has 2 antennas 20-10 including WARC. Due to low propagation, there is nothing to do on 10m and not much on 12m. Another antenna we build was vertical 80m/160m and special RX system. RX system so far is not working as we expected and we are deaf on low bands 160/80 and also on 40m. We will try to look into that again, but so far just on vertical 40m we heard few strongest stations crunching local band QRM S5-S7.

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Team
  • Callsign: Z21MG
  • 2015-10-01 13:08:51
We plan to operate today September 30th till early morning Oct 01 with some usual breaks. Most probably will QRT 01/10 04:00 UTC. Tomorrow pack all and before midnight transfer to airport
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LEON SMIT
  • Callsign: A25SL
  • 2015-09-27 12:10:13
WELCOME TO AFRICA GUYS !

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