200 Years after the British Settlers landed in South Africa


The sample QSL Card available for contacts made with the commemorative callsign



Its hard to believe it is now 200 years ago that the British Settlers arrived at the Cape and settled down. Spare a thought for how their lives must have changed - suddenly in the harsh Eastern Cape with non of the luxuries they had before! In honour of this event, the Port Elizabeth Amateur Radio Society have registered a special call sign - ZS1820S and will be operating the callsign for the rest of this year. 

How to operate the call sign 

If you are a valid ZS class A licence holder, resident in the Eastern Cape, you are welcome to book a slot and operate the call sign. All we ask is that you use it in the spirit of ham radio and in appreciation of the 1820 Settlers. To book you spot, please add your details into the operator schedule here

Our QSL policy 

QSLs are always free! eQSL is via LOTW and ClubLog. File uploads will depend on operator schedule, but will be at least monthly.  Should you like to get an emailed QSL card, please contact Theunis at the email address below. Unfortunately we are not in a position to offer paper QSLs either via the bureau or direct. Thank you for understanding. 

More Information 

Further information about these extradanary people, you can go to https://www.1820settlers.comhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1820_Settlers , or Google "1820 settlers" 

For more information, about the radio aspects of this special callsign, please contact Theunis - ZS2EC on zs2ec01@gmail.com

Thank you!