On air since 1979, Thomas is an experienced operator enjoying any contacts.
He has lost count of the number of stations from Cape Town or Johannesburg that he had QSOs with and he misses the "good old days" when propagation was strong and the band was open worldwide.
One of his most memorable contact is a QSO that he had with an australian station when he was based in East London (South of Durban is the Eastern Cape). This was at the end of the 80's.
A few years later he was transferred to Ladysmith, (a city in the Uthukela District of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa) and he made contact with the same station from Australia.
His radio equipment consists of an Anytone 6666, a MIdlands 6001 and a Philips 300SSB radio with an Antron 99 antenna.
Thomas lives in Durban, a coastal city in eastern South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal province.
Durban was founded in 1835 on the site of Port Natal and was named for Sir Benjamin D’Urban, the governor of the Cape Colony.
In the late 1830s and early ’40s the Boers clashed with the British over control of Durban. It became a borough (town) in 1854 and was created a city in 1935.
When he is not Dxing Thomas likes deep sea fishing and fishing for bass off boats as well.
Another hobby of his is powerboating.
He also likes remote controlled nitro-powered cars, horse riding and watching sport on TV.