I live in Napier in Hawkes Bay on the East coast of the North Island. Napier has around 55,000 population and is by the sea on the Pacific Ocean. The area is one of the best fruit and wine growing regionsin the world and the climate is temperate with no snow, ever! Mild winters are over in a few months with temperatures rarely freezing... You can see where I live at http://www.hawkesbaynz.com/ I am 77 years old and retired.
The equipment at ZL2AL currently consists of an Icom IC-7600, a IC-756Pro3, Alpha 87A, Alpha 91b, THP 1.2FX amplifiers. Antennas include a Homebrew Force 12 C3S for HF and Slopers, Verticals and Dipoles for LF. DXCC Honor Roll Mixed(344), DXCC CW (333), DXCC Honour Roll Phone (339),DXCC Challenge 2000, 7BDXCC, 5BWAZ, 5BWAS,WAE-TOP, IOTA, WAVE, WAA, WAJA, DUF-4, FOC and A-1 Op certificates hang on the wall. I work both SSB and CW (CW about 80%)
I have been a ham since 1953 and was the leader of DXpeditions to ZL7AA - ZM7A, 1993, 1997 and ZL7T in 2009, a team member of ZL8RI DXpedition in May 1996 and co-leader of the ZL9CI Campbell Island DXpedition in January 1999. I enjoy being the VK/ZL Pilot for DXpeditions such as ZL7C, BQ9P, TO4E, 5V7C, YV0D, 3Y0X, CU6X and VK9MT, FT5ZM, YJ0X, ZD8D and K1N Navassa in 2015. I will be the ZL/VK pilot for VK0EK in Nov 2015 and E44Y Palestine in March 2016.
Being the local NZART Amateur Radio Licence Examiner , ARRL DXCC Card Checker and the team leader for the East Coast Contesters ZM4T - http://www.zm4t.com I am rewarded with being able to help other hams.
I am happy to sked any time, any band, any mode and I do QSL 100% either Direct, LoTW or Clublog OQRS. 58,000 + QSOs have been uploaded to LoTW and Clublog from 1974 until present day and you can always check my online log at http://www.clublog.org
My website is at http://www.zl2al.com/ Ham radio has to be the best hobby in the world!
73, Lee ZL2AL
"The worst day of Dxing is infinitely better than the best day working!"
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