Living 8 km East of HASTINGS CITY ON THE EAST COAST OF THE NORTH ISLAND for the last 19 years
ZL1 and ZL2 North Island , ZL3 and ZL4 South Island
Member of the Taupo Amateur Radio Club Branch 60 Taupo town is situated on the north shore of Tapuaeharuru Bay, Lake Taupo, central North Island, New Zealand.Also known as Taupo Nui-a-tia The area is part of the Volcanic Plateau with farmland, scrub and pine forest sloping away from the lake to the ranges of the Kaimanawa in the East and the Hauhungaroas in the West. Looking south across the lake, Mt Ruapehu (2797m), Mt Ngauruhoe (2291m), and Mt Tongariro (1968m) dominate the sky line.Lake Taupo dominates the region. This lake was formed in the giant caldera (collapsed crater) of one of the worlds most active and violent volcanoes - The Taupo Volcano. The Taupo Volcano began erupting about 300,000 years ago with the last eruption being around 186 AD. Lake Taupo is New Zealand's largest body of fresh water. It is also the second largest body of fresh water in the Southern Hemisphere. Brown and Rainbow Trout were first introduced into the Taupo Catchment in the late 19th century. Since the introduction of smelt, a small fish, in the early 1930's, Trout have continued to flourish in the Lake Taupoarea, providing a fishery of international repute. The fishery relies on natural spawning to sustain its stock.
ZL1REG Group Branch 89 in Hamilton
After 40 or so year's in Taupo & 3 Years Perth in Western Australia. Been involved with Radio's since 1966. A Cabinetmaker By Trade, where I learn't the Trade of (wooden) Boat Building, turning 38 ft wooden hulls - 1 every 10 weeks.from scratch while in Perth , Last 20 years back home in the Auto Trade.
Lat Long 39 38 .8 -S 176 54 .6 E GRID LOCIATOR SQUARE IS: RF 80 KI , Hastings ( Population 124.400 )
My, Noise floor is a S ~ 0. Yep Zero -.Click Detail Button to view QTH Location
Antennae : For HF ONLY and equipment in the Shack
PALSTAR AT 2K Antenna Tuner ,also inline Watt meter Power Master 1 software defined power meter for SWR / Watts display , EMTRON DX-2sp HF Linear Amplifier , FU 728F Tetrode ceramic Metal Tube Exciter Yaesu FT - 950, with DMU - 2000 , SM - 5000 station monitor .Mic is 444-D Shure, Also at 65 ft 9 element home brew mono bander boom 36ft also a TH7DXX Thunderbird for 20,15,10 ,Station Master vertical also for 10 Meters, a Stack array when conditions are poor and 500W,use a TH3 and the Hex beam Also we allow to Run 1-Kilowatt now still Run 500 + With all in the Antenna that counts for me also new in the shack FTDX 9000 D
When not working I am home Dxing.
My Son Russell 30, a Ta Moko (Tattoo) Artist they has 3 daughters, and Daughter Nikki 27, a Q .C. on a Mother ship Hoki Fishing Vessel.
click on the detail button at top of this page to see my current location.& Apple Orchard 80 Acers ,8,000 tree's
New pictures The shack is now the inside sleepout, pic of Apple Orchard 80 Acres in total.8000 fruit tree's. Our house water Well supply Orchard in water is my earth leg for the Shack,& Tower 6' casing steel pipe 20 meter into the ground sitting in ( H20 water ) stream helps with the zero noise floor
Other local Cities - Auckland 363.24 Km away & Wellington 259 Km away from this QTH
Added APRS - find me by Google APRS-fi/ZL2WL Two of our vehicles ZL2WL-9, & ZL2WL-4
Don't forget back to the top of my page and click on and leave your Call Sign on my Web page the number beside it is Total amount of Hams WHO have clicked the Web Button Before You Green call signs mean Paid subscribers to QRZ Blue call signs to Standard Members
Looking for 6 ,10, 17 ,15, 20 meter contact most days.after July Remember to drop in and say Hi, every contact is logged.
We answer to Full Call Signs Only when on air. I place the voice with your call to receive correct call sign calling me. Contest weekends we don't work due to splatter.
Special Big Thanks for Building this Page UA6JD and on going service to keep it updated