(Photo: Looking from North Beach towards New Brighton Pier with the Port Hills in the background)
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Please No Bureau Qsl cards, No E-QSL and No Qsl's sent via Email.
FOR DIRECT QSL:
1. SAE with $US2.00 returned Direct.
2. SAE with 1 "Current" IRC will be returned Direct.
Unfortunately No SAE No USD No IRC equals No Qsl Card.
(Please note: New Zealand postage overseas is $2.50NZD.
Kia Ora (Greetings)
Originally licensed in 1966 at the age of 15 as WN3GLX (N=Novice) in Philadelphia PA where I was born and raised. Upgraded to WA3GLX in 1967 thanks to my Elmer and Uncle W3FP (W3ZJS) (SK) to whom I shall forever be indebted for introducing me to the wonderful world of Amateur Radio first back in 1958.
Initial connection to New Zealand came about in the early 1970's when stationed in the US Navy (Communications) for 3 years in Christchurch as part of Operation Deep Freeze and was issued the call WA3GLX/ZL3ADZ. In 1986 we left Pennsylvania and migrated to ZL and was originally issued with ZL0AAH followed on with ZL3ADX from 86 to 94 when ZL3NB was attained. Needless to say life has been a interesting journey that has allowed us to go from A (Amateur Radio) to R (Retirement) along with a few other things in between like working and raising a family to living through 5 major Earthquakes and over 14,000 aftershocks since September 2010. Yes it still shakes from time to time. :-)
Station equipment consists of a Kenwood TS590S/TS2000 for HF 80 through to 6 meters, Ameritron Amp AL811 (w/572B's) along with the classic setup of the TS530S/VF230/SP230 which I brought in 1983 and still enjoy using today. For 2 meters a Kenwood TM281A provides for local coverage. If you get the impression I like the Kenwood Brand...I do! :-)
The modest antenna farm consists of a Mosley TA33jr along with Inverted Vee's for 80/40 and 17 meters. It's low lying but living close to the Pacific Ocean makes up for the height disadvantage most of the time that is. A Diamond X300 Antenna is used on UHF/VHF.
As for operations enjoy most aspects of this hobby although favor CW and the Digital Modes. Latest craze has been JT65. Yes who cares if its like watching paint dry. I like it!
73 de Bill ZL3NB
First Row: Present setup in 2015.
Second Row: (L to R) 1964 SWL with a Hallicrafters S-120. WA3GLX in 1968 with a Hallicrafters HT-37 and SX-110 plus Heathkit "Twoer". Onboard the Battleship USS New Jersey BB62 (NJ2BB) in December 2002 with Joe W3FP (now SK) and Me (WA3GLX) operating in the ARRL 10 Meter Contest.
Third Row: (L to R) WN3GLX in Philadelphia PA (Novice Station late 1966) with Heathkit DX40 and Hallicrafters SX110 and WA3GLX Pottstown PA 1984.
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