April 17, 2024

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Via Southgate: First 40 MHz SSB contact between UK and South Africa

Paul G7PUV has tweeted a video of his 40 MHz SSB contact with Willem ZS6WAB in Polokwane, South Africa

On Saturday, September 17, 2022, Paul tweeted this about his Trans Equatorial Propagation contact:

In contact with Willem ZS6WAB earlier this afternoon via TEP on 40MHz and the first ZS-G contact using SSB. #8M #hamradio

Attached was a video of the contact that you can watch at

Paul is one of a number of UK radio amateurs who have applied to Ofcom for a licence to use the 40 MHz band.

In South Africa the 40 MHz (8m) band is included as standard amateur radio licence.  Radio amateurs have a Primary allocation of 40.675 -40.685 MHz and can run up to 400 watts output.

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