I've been hearing ZS stations on 40m in (my) mid-evenings, and tonight, I finally worked ZS1JX. I could swear I've worked South Africa before, but I don't see it in the logbook, so maybe this was a new one!
I'm a software engineer with VMware in Palo Alto, CA. I've been a licensed amateur radio operator since 1975, with previous callsigns of WN8YVI, WB8YVI, and KC8ES. I got (re)bitten by the contest bug in November 2008, and am working on upgrading my station. I also like to build weird musical instruments out of microcontrollers.
Long ago, I was a trombonist (BMus 1984, University of Michigan) and played in the Saginaw Symphony and freelanced in the Detroit area.