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Marion Island - more ops possible

Operators Carson ZR6CWI (ZS8C) and David ZS1BCE (ZS8Z) reportedly departed from Cape Town on April 10th, to head to Marion Island.
It was announced this week that there may be two more operators onboard the ship to Marion. Nadia (Carson's girlfriend) and Marius (the team's diesel mechanic) are writing to the 'Independent Communications Authority of South Africa' (ICASA) for a RAE (Radio Amateur Examination) to obtain a licence.
Pierre, ZS1HF/ZS8M, has arranged with the South African Radio League (SARL) to invigilate ['proctor'] the exam.
This means there will eventually be four active hams on Marion Island
during the next year. Carson and David are expected to be active around
mid-May once the ship departs with the old team back to Cape Town.
Activity will be on 40-10 meters (NO 160/80m) using mainly SSB and the Digital modes. QSL Manager is ZS1HF.

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