We will be in the park from the afternoon of Friday April 18th through the morning of Wednesday 23rd. We will stay in self catering accommodation at Satara, Pretoriuskop and Berg en Dal. This should be fun!
I am taking along my QRP 40m station as stored in a plastic food container, including my end fed halfwave system. I do hope that I will be able to make a few CW QSO's with my CW friends.
Thank you in advance for trying to work ZS6RSH.
I will take my laptop along and thus I plan to post blogs covering our experiences at the park.
Details of my working conditions as follows:
QTH's: April 18th evening - April 20th morning SITARA
April 20th afternoon - April 22nd morning PRETORIUSKOP
April 22nd afternoon - April 23rd Morning BERG EN DAL
OPERATING TIMES Noon 12:00-1:30, Early evening 18:15-19:00, Other casual times.
RIG: NORCAL 40A, 1.53 Watts
ANTENNA SYSTEM: End Fed Half Wave (66' 4") + Tank coupler + 8" 6" Counterpoise
PADDLES: Palm field model
POWER: 12V, 1.3Ah SLA, Car Battery power as backup
List of Equipment:
- Plastic Food storage container
- Norcal 40 A, 1.53 Watts output, QRP, 40m Rig.
- Granadila Tin homebrew end fed half wave coupler
- LED SWR Meter
- Palm Paddles
- 66ft 4inches, #16 AWG, 40m Halfwave antenna, with launch cord attached.
- 8ft 6inch Counterpoise
- Launch cord with 3 fishing weights attached
- Spare cord (20ft)
- 2 X BNC barrel connectors
- SLA Battery, 12V, 1.3Ah
- SLA power cable and 2A fuse
- Car Battery extension power cable
- 2 X 2A fuses
- Mini Multimeter, Radio Shack
- Plastic tuning screw driver
- Operator ZS6RSH
Some interesting links:
Kruger Game Park. http://www.krugerpark.com/
Satara Camp http://www.krugerpark.com/self-catering/satara-restcamp/
GPS :-24.3976800 (latitude), 31.7777800 (longitude)
Pretoriuskop Camp http://www.krugerpark.com/self-catering/pretoriuskop-restcamp/
GPS: -25.1722 (latitude), 31.2692 (longitude)
Berg En Dal Camp http://www.krugerpark.com/self-catering/berg-en-dal-restcamp/
GPS: -25.4200(latitude), 31.4512 (longitude)