I'm a DX'er, rag chewer, repeater clunker, digi mode operator, contester, CW learner, QRP portable op, antenna builder. I mostly use an FT-950 feeding a hex beam or fan dipole for 80-40-30. I use a few other different rigs and antennas from time to time as I'm a bit of a fiddler at heart!
Apologies if you've had a confusing QSO with me on CW. I'm getting there but occasionally send random garbage instead of well formed morse! FYI: QRS means slow down, not speed up! If someone is calling CQ at 15wpm, it's a safe bet they wont copy you at 45wpm!
I'm a member of the Kiwi DX group.
Buro:Will reply 100%, and send cards for non-contest Q's via the buro. If you want a Buro card for a contest contact flick me a note, I'll happily send one.
Direct: Please include three green stamps for postage and an SASE. New (2017) IRC's are OK.
LoTW: I normally upload regularly, normally the same day of the QSO.
eQSL: I upload automatically unless contesting (it slows the logging down).
OQRS: Via the club-log tool on the right.
SWL reports are welcome.
Operating from the peak of Mount Herbert, RE66ih. This was on the 7th of December 2013 for a local VHF and up contest. Portable antennas for 160m through 70cm, and an awesome weekend camping trip. HF conditions were not that good but I made some nice contacts and learnt a lot about what i could leave at home next time!
I operated in the Worked All Europe portable using a Buddipole and FT-857 on 14th September 2013 for about an hour... This is what you'd call a shack with a view. :-)
Aurora Australis photos taken from home QTH on the evening of 15th July 2012. This was the weekend of the 2012 IARU world HF champs and the propagation was really weird down in ZL3 land. This explains why.
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