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I returned to Vanuatu from 21-27 July 2015. Once again, we stayed at the Benjor Beach Club in an oceanfront villa, it's a very Ham-friendly place and highly recommended.

Radio setup was the same as last year, FT-450D and a 31' vertical antenna near the beach. Callsign is YJ0GA. All QSLs will be handled by me: LoTW, Buro or Direct (OQRS on Clublog)- see QSL info below. Note that any OQRS/direct QSL donations above the cost of postage will be donated to a charity in Vanuatu that is helping the children recover from Cyclone Pam. 

9-16 January 2015 I operated from a seaside holiday home in grid RE67pc. I have uploaded this log to LoTW and Clublog however eQSL.cc  requires a lot more work to give you the new grid square :-( If anyone despartely needs it confirmed on eQSL.cc, send me an email?

Setup was FT450D and 31' vertical, 30 ground radials and elevated radials for 40/20/15/10 with remote tuner. 

July 2014

Francie and I were in Vanuatu 25-28 July 2014 carrying out a recce trip ahead of the main Dxpedition in October 2014. We had a great time playing tourist and radio!

Stayed at the Benjor Beach Club in an oceanfront villa, very Ham-friendly place and highly recommended.

I was barefoot (literally!) with 100W and a vertical antenna right on the beach. Callsign was YJ0GA. All QSLs will be handled by me: LoTW, Buro or Direct - see info below. Please note the increased cost due to NZ Post raising the price of an international letter. Even more reason to use LoTW!

Team member of the October 2014 YJOX Dxpedition. If you hear me operating CW and RTTY DXpedition-style with my home call, I am practicing for the next Dxpediton!

Member of ZL3X The Quake Contesters Group

My previous call was ZL3TGC, I upgraded in April 2000.

I am Webmaster for the Oceania DX Contest - www.oceaniadxcontest.com

Equipment: FT-450D and a HEX for 10 thru 20m. Diamond W-8010 multi-band dipole for the lower bands.

I enjoy working contests and DXing. I'm the proud holder of DXCC #44627, WAS Basic #55,060 and Triple Play Award #644. Now working on 5BWAS, just 80m to complete.

Please see my QSL.NET webpage for full info

I'm married to a very understanding XYL Francie (she has a New Zealand Certificate in Engineering-Telecomunications which helps ;-) We have 4 children, 3 are now working and 1 studying at university.

QSL: I prefer LoTW but will QSL by all methods (LoTW, Buro, Direct, eQSL.cc)

Direct cards need 1 new style IRC or USD$2 and SAE please. Please note, if you are sending an envelope with NZ stamps affixed, the rate for international airmail increased to NZD$2.50 on 1 July 2014. Direct cards received without sufficient funds/IRC will be replied to via the Buro.

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