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A short description of my journey in radio

About ZS6KMD

I have been a licensed Radio Ham from 1992 when I obtained my ZR (restricted) ticket. I have been involved in electronics since the age of about 7 when I built my first receiver. I enjoy working DX and strive to work as many stations during contests as possible. I am trying to improve my CW speed and accuracy as I enjoy building projects and am presently busy with some QRP equipment (DDS transceiver, SWR Meter, Morse Keyer, QRP ATU) for 40m, so will need the be able to read and send Morse to use it. See the Gallery section for some pictures of the station and antennas. Also some of the projects I have built. On the 21 March 2008 I received my ZS ticket and now the serious DX has started.

The station is situated in Fourways just a stone's throw from William Nichol Drive with a clear view to the West and South.

Active on 80/40/20/10m using a Kenwood TS-480HX feeding a TH3 at 16m (200W), Kenwood TRC-70 feeding an inverted vee on all three bands at a height of 12m (100W). An Icom IC 77 feeding a vertcal on 10/15/20m at a height of 4m (100W). A Kachina MP25 feeding a multiband 80/40/20/10 homebrew vertical (QRP)

QSL can be done directly or via the South African Radio League. All QSLs will be answered 100%. QSL also via eQSL on eQSL.cc.

I am working at collecting QSL cards from around the world to complete the eQSL awards selection. If I have worked your station, please complete or reply to eQSL as soon as possible.

Best 73 de Kevin ZS6KMD

I am a proud member of the South African Radio League and contribute to articles for the Radio ZS, the radio magazine for League members.

I also design projects for the hobby market and import components and modules for projects.

Humble Beginnings

My first real shack way back in the beginning of my sojourn into Amateur Radio. A tiny 2m x 2m outbuilding room with a tin door, no insulation and quite freezing in winter. I still loved having the space as much as I love my space now.

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