Successful VHF QSO between ZS3 and ZD7

ZD7 ZS3Kobus van der Merwe, ZS3JPY reports that between 19:45 and 21:45 UTC on Wednesday 7 November 2018, a QSO took place on 2 metres between St Helena Island and the West Coast of the Northern Cape. A distance of 2 740 km.

The QSO was on 145,500 MHz FM using a vertically polarised antenna between Garry Mercury, ZD7GWM and Kobus (ZS3JPY) and Michelle (ZS3TO) van der Merwe in Kleinzee as well as Cobus van Baalen, ZS3CVB in Port Nolloth. They did try a QSO on 70 cm, but the signals did not provide for a successful QSO. They will try again on 8 November.