South African VUCC Gallery

Last updated: 2017-03-31

ARRL Lists to: 2017-03-31

Notice: © 2013 to 2017, Chris R. Burger. This document may be reproduced as required for personal use, and may be freely referenced from other Web sites. However, publication elsewhere, in full or in part, requires express prior written permission from the compiler.



Chris R. Burger ZS6EZ
Box 4485
Pretoria
0001 South Africa
Look for an email address on the ZS6EZ home page (zs6ez.org.za) or on qrz.com


Index

This list contains only South African stations.

  • Background: The reason why and the way in which this list was built
  • How to apply: A short summary of how you can get involved in VUCC
  • This List: An explanation of the information in the list and a key for each line

    VUCC ZS stations Status
    50 MHz
    144 MHz
    Satellite
    Fred Fish Memorial Award
    8
    6
    2
    Complete
    Complete
    Complete

  • Ranking: Ranking of active stations by category, in descending order of score
  • World Leaders: The highest scores in the world in each category
  • Historical Rankings: 2014 2015 2016
  • How you can help

    Background

    The VUCC (VHF/UHF Century Club) is the premier award for VHF and UHF DXers. It is awarded by the American Radio Relay League.

    VUCC has different entry levels for different bands. The entry levels are tough to meet from South Africa for terrestrial contacts, partly due to the geographical isolation, partly due to the low incidence of Sporadic E and partly due to the low density of workable stations.

    50 MHz is the only band where significant ionospheric propagation opportunities exist for South Africans. All the other bands require EME activity.

    A list of all current VUCC certificates is now published on the ARRL Web site. I have extracted all South Africans from this list, and added a list of world leaders. For the moment, only certificates held by South Africans are listed.

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    How to apply for VUCC

    Full instructions on applying for VUCC can be found at the ARRL's VUCC Home Page.

    The easiest way to apply for VUCC is to use the ARRL's Logbook of the World. They provide comprehensive instructions on how to get yourself going on LotW, including in Afrikaans, nogal! Once you have uploaded your logs, you'll be able to watch the confirmations roll in. Reach 100, apply on-line and a few days later your callsign should appear in these listings. You can then add further credits using LotW and paper QSLs.

    If you are an old timer and have confirmed many countries using paper QSL cards, you can also apply on paper. The procedure is outlined in the VUCC Home Page. You can have your cards checked in this country through Tjerk Lammers ZS6P, the SARL's Awards Manager. Liaise directly with him for further details on how to have your cards inspected.

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    This List

    All known awards issued to South Africans are listed in chronological order.

    Key: Issuing sequence in South Africa; Present callsign; original callsign when issued (if different); locator; issue date, certificate number, highest known endorsement, year of highest known endorsement, holder's name.

    50 MHz

    1. ZS6WB             KG44 1999-08-01  1024   610 2014 Harold R. (Hal) Lund
    2. ZS6EZ             KG44 1999-08-01  1025   326 2016 Chris R. Burger
    3. ZR6DXB            KG33 2003-10-03  1334   216 2003 Barry Murrell (now ZS2EZ)
    4. ZS6OB             KG44 2014-04-27  2173   145 2014 Jan Pienaar
    5. ZS4TX/6           KG47 2015-10-30  2327   232 2015 Bernie van der Walt
    6. ZS4TX/6           KG55 2015-10-30  2328   107 2015 Bernie van der Walt
    7. ZS4TX             KG30 2015-10-30  2329   146 2015 Bernie van der Walt
    8. ZS6NK             KG46 2016-03-02  2346   550 2016 Paul Smit
    

    144 MHz

    1. ZS6WB             KG44 2007-01-25   672   153 2007 Harold R. (Hal) Lund
    2. ZS2GK             KF47 2009-01-12   692   111 2009 Glenn Kraut
    3. ZS6OB             KG44 2014-04-27   735   119 2014 Jan Pienaar
    4. ZS1LS             JF96 2014-07-28   765   200 2014 Allan Saul
    5. ZS5LEE            KG50 2016-05-06         129 2016 Lee Hanegraaf
    6. ZS4TX             KG30 2016-11-16         100 2016 Bernie van der Walt
    

    Satellite

    1. ZS2ACP            KF26 2008-07-01   167   154 2008 André Botes
    2. ZS6WB             KG44 2009-04-29   175   103 2009 Harold R. (Hal) Lund
    

    Fred Fish Memorial Award

    The FFMA is granted for working all 488 grid squares in the 48 contiguous states of the USA on 50 MHz. The award was named after Fred Fish W5FF, the first person to obtain DXCC on this band. Here are the totals recorded for South African stations.

    1. ZS6WB             KG44 1999-08-01          12 2014 Harold R. (Hal) Lund
    2. ZS4TX             KG30 2015-10-30           7 2016 Bernie van der Walt
    3. ZS6NK             KG47 2016-03-02          58 2016 Paul Smit
    

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    Ranking of Leading South African Stations

    50 MHz 144 MHz Satellite FFMA
    610 ZS6WB (KG44)
    550 ZS6NK (KG46)
    326 ZS6EZ (KG44)
    200 ZS1LS (JF96)
    153 ZS6WB (KG44)
    129 ZS5LEE (KG50)
    154 ZS2ACP (KF26)
    103 ZS6WB (KG44)

    58 ZS6NK (KG47)
    12 ZS6WB (KG44)
    7 ZS4TX (KG30)

    World Leaders

    50 MHz 144 MHz Satellite FFMA
    1500 K1TOL
    1010 K9MRI
    1591 K8YSE
    488 7 stations

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    How you can help

    This list is thought to be complete. However, if you know of errors or omissions in this list, please let me know. I'd like to make it as complete and correct as possible.

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    Historical Rankings

    2014

    From online listings 2014-10-15

    50 MHz 144 MHz Satellite
    610 ZS6WB (KG44)
    216 ZR6DXB (KG33)
    186 ZS6EZ (KG44)
    200 ZS1LS (JF96)
    153 ZS6WB (KG44)
    119 ZS6OB (KG44)
    154 ZS2ACP (KF26)
    103 ZS6WB (KG44)

    1500 K1TOL
    756 I1ANP
    1405 K8YSE

    2015

    From online listings 2015-12-31

    50 MHz 144 MHz Satellite
    610 ZS6WB (KG44)
    217 ZS6EZ (KG44)
    216 ZR6DXB (KG33)
    200 ZS1LS (JF96)
    153 ZS6WB (KG44)
    119 ZS6OB (KG44)
    154 ZS2ACP (KF26)
    103 ZS6WB (KG44)

    1500 K1TOL
    984 K9MRI
    1575 K8YSE

    2016

    From online listings 2016-12-31

    50 MHz 144 MHz Satellite FFMA
    610 ZS6WB (KG44)
    550 ZS6NK (KG46)
    326 ZS6EZ (KG44)
    200 ZS1LS (JF96)
    153 ZS6WB (KG44)
    119 ZS6OB (KG44)
    154 ZS2ACP (KF26)
    103 ZS6WB (KG44)

    58 ZS6NK (KG47)
    12 ZS6WG (KG44)
    7 ZS4TX (KG30)
    1500 K1TOL
    1010 K9MRI
    1591 K8YSE
    488 7 stations


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