Amateur Radio

Since 2005 I am a registered amateur radio operator. To get registered one needs to write an exam and do a practical test. A year later I upgraded my licence by building a shortwave radio. The upgrade gave me permission to talk on all the amateur radio bands at full legal power.

My callsign is ZS1JPM.

After I obtained my licence I learned a lot about how radio works. I also took part in a few activities which include communication for the blind navigators trial held in George and the annual Youth Day sprint. In this last named competition I was 10th in 2009.

Because Stellenbosch is situated between mountains and I do not have enough of space to put up good antennas, this hobby suffered during the past few years. Holidays at home I normally try to be active on the air.

I have at times worked under the university's callsign: ZS1SUN.

The only recent activity under my callsign that is visible on the internet is available at: and

I am a member of the South African Radio League and the regional Southern Cape Amateur Radio Club (ZS1SKR).