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This is the new 2017 SARL HF Beacon Page 

Thank you to all the SA Amateurs who provided input to the list below. This is just a starting point to send out beacon information and we will be improving the list and the presentation as we go along. There are some explanatory notes at the bottom of this page. Please send updates / comments / corrections / additions to Leon Uys ZR6LU on leonuys@gmail.com or WhatsApp / SMS.

Beacon Inventory of SA Stations (Version 0.005)

Sorted by Amateur Callsign (Definitions of the column headings at bottom of page) 

Station
Callsign

Op./Amat.
Callsign

Type (M/U)

Operator Name if MEPT;
Contact name if Unattended

Email

Grid

QTH

Club

Status

ZS2VHF

?

 

PE Branch

christopher@peham.co.za

KF26ta

ZS2PE Port Elizabeth

 

 

 

?

 

Paul De Kock

paul.dekock@gmail.com

KG44CE

Elardus Park

 

 

 

2MDX

 

?

 

 

 

 

 

 

3DA0MF

None

Jean Haye

 

KG53pm

 

 

 

 

C91PM

 

Paulo Machado

c91pm@yahoo.com

KG64ha

 

 

 

 

V51JN

 

?

 

JG77FA

 

 

 

 

V51PJ

MEPT

Pieter Jacobs

nets@mtcmobile.com.na

JG82ie

Rosh Pinah, Namibië

 

 

 

V51PJ

 

Pieter Jacobs

 

 

 

 

 

ZS6SRL

ZR6AEZ

Unmanned

Nic vD ZR6AEZ

-

-

Radiokop, SARL NARC H/O

SARL

 

ZS6ZU

ZR6AEZ

Unmanned

Nic van Duffelen ZR6AEZ

 

 

 

 

 

 

ZR6AEZ

MEPT

Nic van Duffelen

 

KG33xu

Florida Glen

West Rand

Active

 

ZR6BC

MEPT

Sandy Mackay

sandy@erg.co.za

KG44cb

Glen Austin

 

Inactive

 

ZR6DX

MEPT

Noel Hammond

zr6dx@iafrica.com

KG33xv

Randpark Ridge

West Rand

Active

 

ZR6LU

MEPT

Leon Uys

leonuys@gmail.com

KG43av

Glenadrienne

West Rand

Active

 

ZS1?

None

Sam McLeary

samzan@whalemail.co.za

 

Cpt

 

Interested

 

ZS1AAS

MEPT

Casey Nootenboom

caseynootie@mweb.co.za

?

George / Wilderness

Suid Kaap Radio Klub

 

 

ZS1AAZ

None

Henry Chamberlain

henry@webafrica.org.za

 

 

 

Off

 

ZS1BBT

None

Dave Hagen

james1@mweb.co.za

 

On route to Cpt

 

Interested

 

ZS1DFR

None

Reece Dave

zs1dfr@telkomsa.net

 

Cpt

 

Interested

 

ZS1JLB

None

Louis Botha

J@LBotha.co.za

 

Thornton Cape Town

 

 

ZS1SIX

ZS1MJJ

Unmanned

Matt Greyvenstein ZS1MJJ

-

?

CPT CAMPUS in Bellville

 

 

ZS1TWO

ZS1MJJ

Unmanned

Matt Greyvenstein ZS1MJJ

-

?

CPT CBD

 

?

 

ZS1MJJ

None

Matt Greyvenstein

mattgreyvensteyn@gmail.com

JF95ku

Gordons Bay Cpt

 

Interested

 

ZS1NAZ

None

Nasri Gasant

erc@polka.co.za

JF96gc

Goodwood Cpt

 

 

 

ZS1OA

MEPT

Peter Saul

peter@skytech.co.za

JF95fx

Cape Town

 

Active

 

ZS1OA

MEPT

Peter Saul

peter@skytech.co.za

JF95fx

Cape Town

 

Active

 

ZS1OK

None

Alister van Tonder

zs1ok.alister@gmail.com

JF96he

Durbanville

 

 

 

ZS1PHD

None

Peter Hers

peter@peterhers.co.za

 

Sedgefield

 

Website

 

ZS1TAF

None

Mike Kellett

zs1taf@gmail.com

 

Parklands Cape Town

 

 

 

ZS1TB

None

Douglas JH Defty

douglas.defty@mediclinic.co.za

 

 

 

 

ZS1DCC

ZS1V

Unmanned

Hamnet Western Cape

zs1pvs@gmail.com

JF96gc

?

HamnetWC

 

 

ZS1X

None

Dirk Lotz

zs1x@iburst.co.za

 

Cape Town

 

Interested

 

ZS1YT

None

Rassie Erasmus

rassiezs1yt@gmail.com

JF95kv

Boland, Kaap

 

 

ZS1SKR

ZS1ZS

Unmanned

Saney

 

KG15GB

Wilderness

Suid Kaap Radio Klub

 

 

ZS1ZS

None

Abe Zwiegelaar

jawer@mweb.co.za

 

Mosselbaai

 

Interested

 

ZS1ZS

 

Abe Zwiegelaar

jawer@mweb.co.za

KF15BT

Mosselbaai

 

 

 

ZS2HX

None

Piet De Jong

piet@djbt.co.za

 

PE

 

Interested

?

ZS2X

Unmanned

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ZS3DT

None

Rudi du Toit

rudidelrio@gmail.com

 

?

 

Interested

 

ZS3OBE

None

Carel Oberholzer

carel@abco1.co.za

JG80wi

Springbok NC

 

 

 

ZS3TG

None

Gert Coetzee

zs3tg@vodamail.co.za

KG12mh

Kathu Noordkaap

 

 

 

ZS4CGR

None

Christi Grobbelaar

zs4cgr@gmail.com

 

Zeerust

 

Interested

 

ZS4JAN

Unmanned

Jan Botha

wirelesscomms@vodamail.co.za

KG30bv

Bloemfontein

 

Inactive

 

ZS4SS

None

Johan Steyn

techser@absamail.co.za

KG43bc

Bloemfontein

 

 

ZS4AFV

ZS4TX

Unmanned

Bernie vdW ZS4TX @ ZS9X

-

KG30au

ZS9X site

Bloemf

?

ZS4BFN

ZS4TX

Unmanned

Bernie vd Walt ZS4TX

-

?

?

 

Repairing

 

ZS4TX

None

Bernie vd Walt

bernie@mafrica.co.za

KG30cv

ZS4BFN Tempe Bfn

 

Interested

 

ZS5BG

MEPT

Bradley Glen

brad@2r.co.za

KG50je

Pinetown

 

Active

 

ZS5LEE

MEPT

Lee Hanegraaf

zs5lee@webafrica.org.za

KG50jf

Waterfall, KZN

 

 

 

ZS5SIX

Unmanned

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ZS5Z

None

Bradley Phillips

zs5z@harc.org.za

 

Forest Hills KZN

 

 

 

ZS5ZY

None

Norman Kaly

KalyN@elec.durban.gov.za

 

Dbn

 

Interested

 

ZS6AKV

MEPT

Hans van de Groenendaal

hans@intekom.co.za

 

Faerie Glen

 

Active

 

ZS6BBD

None

Michael Thom

 

KG47mi

Polokwane / Alldays

 

 

 

ZS6DM

MEPT

Derek Middleton

derek.middleton@gmail.com

 

Blairgowrie

 

Inactive

 

ZS6DN

 

 

gary@meds.co.za

 

 

 

 

ZS6TWB

ZS6DVZ

Unmanned

Danie van Zyl ZS6DVZ

zs6nk@arrl.net

KG46rc

Polokwane

 

 

 

ZS6DVZ

None

Danie van Zyl

zs6nk@arrl.net

 

 

 

 

 

ZS6EGB

MEPT

Emil Bohme

ebohme@gmail.com

 

 

 

Inactive

 

ZS6GL

MEPT

Graham Busse

grahambusse@vodamail.co.za

 

Randburg

 

Active

 

ZS6GOO

MEPT

Angus Humphries

angush@webmail.co.za

 

 

West Rand

Active

 

ZS6GUY

MEPT

Guy Eales

guy.eales@schneider-electric.com

 

 

 

Interested

 

ZS6JON

 

All the ZS6JON beacons are not listed

 

 

 

 

 

 

ZS6KMD

None

Kevin McDonald

kevin@warp.co.za

?

?

 

 

 

ZS6KN

MEPT

Ken Gurr

keng@multisource.co.za

KG44BJ

Onderstepoort

 

 

 

ZS6P

None

Tjerk Lammers

zs6p@iafrica.com

 

Pretoria

 

 

ZS6JRC

ZS6QL

Unmanned

Nico van Rensburg ZS6QL

-

 

Jeugland

 

 

 

ZS6QL

MEPT

Nico van Rensburg

zs6ql@mweb.co.za

(ZS6JRC)

Jeugland

 

In Transit

 

ZS6RBJ

MEPT

Rory Crouch

rorycrouch@mweb.co.za

 

 

 

 

 

ZS6RHZ

MEPT

Rod Zuidema

zrod@telkomsa.net

 

 

 

Inactive

 

ZS6SKY

None

Stephen Stuttard

stephens@imperial.co.za

KG43cw

Birch Acres

KemptonP

Off

 

ZS6VL

None

Andries Visagie

andries.visagie@gmail.com

 

Vanderbijlpark

 

 

 

ZS6VOL

None

Jan Volschenk

zs6vol@gmail.com

KG44df

Lynnwood

 

 

 

ZS6WAB

None

Willem Badenhorst

zs6wab@gmail.com

KG46rc

Polokwane

 

 

 

ZS6WIM

None

Willie van der Merwe

zs6wim@gmail.com

 

Jhb

 

Interested

ZS6KTS

 

Unmanned

Stephen ZS6SKY

beacon@zs6kts.co.za

KG43cw

KARTS Club House

KARTS

Inactive

Beacons in the IARU Region 1 

The International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) Region 1 Homepage at https://www.iaru-r1.org/index.php/beacons/beacons is still the best official reference. The IARU Region 1 is the federation of national associations of radio amateurs from Europe, Africa, Middle East and Northern Asia. 

Locally in South Africa this is the first comprehensive list of HF beacons in SA regardless of mode or power. You should appear in this list whether you do WSPR, ALE, CW, FSK, JT65, QRP … from nanowatts to gigawatts, scheduled or experimental. General HF information is still handled by the SARL HF Manager at hfmanager@sarl.org.za and this list relates to HF beacons only. 

VHF/UHF beacons and repeater lists are still maintained by Ronald Verweerdt ZS6RVC on the SARL website

A more automated and useful list of all beacons and repeaters is highly desirable and definitely on the To-Do list for the future and you might want to comment on what you think about it.

List of beacons from across the world from the IARU Website

List of beacons from 1.8 MHz to 50 MHz

HF Beacons

50 MHz Beacons

List of Beacons from 50 MHz to 76 GHz

VHF/UHF/SHF Beacons (.pdf file) 

Martin Harrison G3USF, HF Beacon Coordinator for Region 1 of the International Amateur Radio Union maintains an excellent list of beacons at http://www.keele.ac.uk/depts/por/28.htm  and we are now in touch with him. Email: hf.beacons@rsgb.org.uk 

John F. Wilson G3UUT, RSGB/IARU Region 1 VHF Beacon Coordinator is maintaining the IARU Region 1 VHF, UHF and Microwave beacon list at (http://www.scit.wlv.ac.uk/vhfc/iaru.r1.beacons) Email: jfwilson@iee.org

More Beacon Information 

There are lots of interesting sites around the internet that deals with beacons in all its forms, but in South Africa you can join the Beaconeers’ WhatsApp Group and stay informed of the QRP HF beacons. There are other WhatsApp groups as well and we will add them to the list as we discover them. 

You can also get a lot of information from the Groups.IO or Yahoo Groups website when you join a particular group. 

Explanation of Headings 

The list differentiates between Unmanned and MEPT beacons. This is somewhat arbitrary but useful.

·        Unmanned means it has a separate ICASA license and callsign, and runs usually runs unattended but is assigned to or associated with a club or group, with a responsible contact person.

o   If Unmanned the ICASA Licensed callsign is listed plus the amateur callsign of the contact person

o   Unmanned  is usually available 24 x 7 and is often published / reported in publicly referenced lists

o   The published frequencies or modes don’t change regularly

o   Unmanned is more oriented towards providing an ongoing service

·        MEPT means Manned Experimental Propagation Transmitter, and is under the direct control (and uses the callsign) of the ICASA amateur license holder.

o   If MEPT, only the amateur callsign is listed

o   MEPT only transmits when the experiment is in progress and it may be intermittent

o   MEPT is not bound to a particular frequency, mode or power

o   MEPT is more research oriented

·        None means the information is still being collected and/or confirmed.

o   This information is temporary and will either be deleted or confirmed in due course

This is an early draft of the list and many errors may be included - we will fix that immediately when notified.

 Ends 

 

 


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