||ZS Callsign Zones
South Africa is divided up into 8
- ZS1 consists of the Western
Cape as well as the North Western Cape.
Some of the cities in this region are: Cape Town, George and
- ZS2 is the Eastern Cape.
Some of the cities in this region are: Port Elizabeth and East
- ZS3 is the Northern Cape.
One of the cities in this region is: Kimberley.
- ZS4 is the Free state.
Some of the cities in this region are: Bloemfontein and Welkom.
- ZS5 is Kwa-Zulu Natal.
Some of the cities in this region are: Durban and Pietermaritzburg.
- ZS6 is Gauteng, Mpumalanga and
Some of the cities in this region are: Johannesburg and Pretoria.
- ZS7 - ZS8 are used for Penguin
Is., Prince Edward Is., Marion Is. and the SANAE
base on the Antartic.
South Africa uses three callsign
- ZS is a full license, allowing
operation on all HF bands, VHF and above. ( CEPT compliant )
- Class A Radio Amateurs Exam +
- ZR is a restricted license,
allowing operation on all bands except WARC bands with some
limitations and power no more than 100watts on HF. ( CEPT compliant )
- Class A Radio Amateurs Exam only.
- ZU is a seldom used restricted
license. ( Non CEPT )
- Class B Radio Amateurs Exam.
Going back in time - Divisions in pre 2007
Going back in time - Divisions in
Scanned from "Radio: Wings, Wheels, Wireless" August 1927
Extract from the above magazine:
"For the purpose of satisfactory control South Africa has been
split up into eight divisions. Each division is controlled by a
Divisional Committee. Each Divisional Committee has one of its
members on the Executive Committee. With headquarters in
Johannesburg it is obviously impossible for all Executive Members to
meet regularly, so a proxy Executive Committee meets from time to
time with power to put forward the wishes of the various Divisions."
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