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Please note that I do NOT QSL WSPR



Started in the NZ Army as an electronics technician and passed the theory of my Ham licence in 1969. I could have picked up a call and gone on the VHF bands, but other things like a wife and world travel got in the way.

When I returned to NZ, I bought a boat and picked up ZL1TQI in 1980 as a way of keeping in contact around the Hauraki Gulf. I even put up a 2 metre 16 element beam on a rotator on the house and could hit most of the upper North Island 2 metre repeaters. When the boat went, I kept the call for a few years and then handed it back in 1994.

In 2004, the NZ Morse requirement disappeared so I applied for my old call and got it back. TQI had always been a mouthful, so I asked for the vacant ZL1LC and got it. I put up a McCoy doublet of 270' length and found a second hand Cushcraft R8 vertical. It was still in its box and my old eQSL card shows it being mounted on the garage.



My main modes are low power digital. It doesn't annoy the neighbours. I like the short interchanges and today PSK31 is my preferred mode, but you will find me on PSK of all flavours and I did have a year or so on JT65.

I also enjoy contests, especially field days. The New Zealand Jock White Field Day is something special.

Because I live on Waiheke Island, which is classified as part of the Minor Islands of NZ for IOTA purposes, I have a Grab and Go kit of Icom 703 and portable antennas. I use this kit for the field days or in the summer, putting up one of the several Maidenhead Squares that are accessible here on Waiheke. (Check out the NZART Awards net on 3.677MHz at 08:00 GMT daily.) I hope I never have to use this kit in a real emergency, but you never know.



The kit is mainly Icom. There's an Icom 7700 which either feeds the Cushcraft R8 or via a Hamware.de auto balanced tuner, the McCoy doublet. This is my main PSK31 setup.

The IC703 is for QRP or Portable use and there's an Icom 7000 in the truck.

A Mac Pro running a Winduhs emulator for Ham Radio Deluxe and a few other programs that don't run on OSX, rounds off the scene. A Signalink USB connects the Mac to the radio.

An Icom 7200 has recently joined the selection as a mains powered Grab and Go kit that is set up for PSK (via USB) or SSB.

Recently I picked up a Flex Radio 1500 for QRP PSK.  

A couple of HTs for Pedestrian or Bicycle Mobile 2 metre work, rounds out the pile.

Portable antennas are either a Buddipole setup or a 33' telescopic pole supporting a Windom.

Recently the collection has been joined by a couple of boat anchors, a Kenwood TS520 and Yaesu FT101ZD and a slightly later Icom 730 for a bit of fun on 40 and 80 metres.



I run APRS whenever I am off Waiheke Island, so look for me on the web at aprs.fi  Normally the ID is ZL1LC but sometimes you will see ZL1LC-9 which is my portable system.  



Besides belonging to the NZART and ARRL, I really enjoy being in the EPC, DMC and PODXS 070 clubs, especially the latter. They support PSK and/or digital modes and have a range of activities and challenging awards. For me, the PODXS 070 club is preferred because it is based in the USA and I have more success working there, although there's good access to Europe at most times.

The Club details are:

10-10# 76528,  DMC# 4990,  EPC# 11782,  PODXS 070# 1476,  DXDA# 3718



Please note that I DO NOT QSL WSPR!

Two way QSLs are always answered, and I issue eQSLs automatically.

QSL direct is ok and no green stamps are required but please include a self addressed envelope. If no envelope, the card goes out via the bureau as I can't take the chance on getting the address wrong.





ZL7LC was a micro DXpedition to the Chatham Islands on 14 - 20 March 2013. Thanks to all who worked ZL7LC.


73's and hope to see you on a waterfall.



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