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Thanks for visiting my page, good to see you.                                                         

I was first licensed in the UK in 1976 and still hold G4IMZ call sign.

My wife Liz, ZL3LIZ, and myself moved out to New Zealand in 1996 and very pleased we did.

We are both now retired and live on a small farm, 25 acres, but only run a few sheep and our neighbour uses a couple of our paddocks to fatten up his cattle.

Plenty of room for antennas but presently just have a 40' tower for HF and a shorter one for VHF/UHF and satellite working. The main antenna is an excellent 6-band SP7IDX Hexbeam, this works well - up until now. Unfortunately after a recent snow storm (June 2015) two of the fibreglass rods broke and the beam is now presently out of commision. For the lower bands there is an OCFD, soon to have an add-on for 30M. I may change this later on for a dedicated 80/40/30 antenna.

In the "Main Station" I use a TS-590S and TS-2000 with an SPE Expert 1.3K-FA linear amp and for VHF a 350W linear. For local VHF/UHF I use a FT-8900.

In the "House Station" there's a FT-897D & LDG AT100Pro and a W4HDX all band antenna. For VHF/UHF a FT-7800 coupled to a Diamond X510M antenna.

Main interests in ham radio, apart from operating, are home brewing and some repairs/mods to equipment for myself and friends.

 

73 Tony

 

Weather at ZL3HAM QTH.

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