Fists #9683 SKCC #2955
Operating QRP in back garden. Kelly the Labrador (now SK) keeping an eye on his ball.
Working from a favourite spot - the Tairua Estuary. IC703 with extendable paint pole as part of an inverted "L" into the tree in the background
The front of my QSL Card showing K2/100, KAT100, vibroplex paddle and Nato straight key.
I live in Hikuai, Coromandel Peninsula, on the picturesque North East coast of North Island. I spent the first 20 years of my life in Dublin Ireland then next 40 years in various parts of South Africa and finally moved to New Zealand in 2007 to be closer to my grandchildren.
I operate a K2/100, TS570, IC706 MKIIG and enjoy using qrp rigs. ( IC703+, OHR 100, TenTec 1340 and DTR7). My main interest is in CW ragchewing and I also enjoy building kits.
Working a QRP rig from outdoors is also a favourite pastime. This can encompass sitting in the back garden and connecting to one of my permanent antenna's or taking a QRP rig to a favourite site and putting up a temporary antenna. One good ragchew will make my day! I like to play with various portable (meaning quick to erect) antennas and have had sucess with long wires, inverted vee's, and a Hustler coil and whip mounted on the back of my car. I have had good DX sucess with a IC703+ an unun and random length wire and counterpoise at Tairua Estuary.
I have a full size "New Carolina Windom" antenna. (courtesy of plans from K4IWL) . The chances are that I would be using my K2/100 and KAT100 tuner with this combination or perhaps 300 watts with a TS570S and Ameritron 811
I am working towards gaining the WAS award so would love to get your QSL via LoTW. If I get a card direct then I reply direct.
I have set up a IC2725 VHF / UHF and I can access a few repeaters with my vertical antenna.
I am a member of AREC, member of ARRL and NZART
73, Ian de ZL2AIM (previously ZS5IAN)
Last modified: 2013-05-02 21:57:23, 52139 bytes cached
This user has no active logs
Does this page contain inappropriate content? If so, Report this page...