News:4 July 2014
Francie and I will be in Vanuatu 25-28 July 2014 carrying out a recce trip ahead of the main Dxpedition in October 2014. That just happens to be the weekend of the IOTA contest so I'll be activating Efate (OC-035) Island prior to and during the Contest. See below about my very understanding XYL
Staying at the Benjor Beach Club in an oceanfront villa.
You'll have to listen hard! I'll be barefoot (literally!) with 100W and a vertical antenna right on the beach. Callsign is YJ0GA. I may pop up on any band between 40 and 10m, sorry no 6m operation this trip (we will be operating 6m in October).
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 October!
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: TS-440SAT (FT-450D on the way for portable use in YJ0) 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 Francie (she has a New Zealand Certificate in Engineering-Telecomunications which helps ;-), we have 4 children who are now working, studying at university and polytech.
QSLs: I prefer LoTW but will QSL by all methods (LoTW, Buro, Direct, eQSL.cc)
Direct cards need 1 new style IRC or USD$3 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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