(Photo: Looking from North Beach towards New Brighton Pier with the Port Hills in the background)
"Celebrating 50 years as a Licensed Radio Amateur " (1966 to 2016)
(Original QSL Card 1966. From Young and Fit in 1968 to Older Rounder and Retired in 2016)
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.Please note: New Zealand postage overseas is $2.50NZD
Kia Ora (Greetings)
Originally licensed in 1966 at the age of 15 as WN3GLX (Novice Class) 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 while serving in the US Navy (Radioman) as part of Operation Deep Freeze (DF71-74) and was issued the call ZL3ADZ. In 1986 emigrated to ZL and was originally issued with ZL0AAH followed on with ZL3ADX from 86 till 94 when ZL3NB was attained plus also hold a secondary callsign with ZL3GLX for not only nostaglia sake with the GLX suffix but for use during my 50th yr in Amateur Radio in 2016.
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 15,000 aftershocks since September 2010. ASL is 4M...It used to be 5M prior to the Quakes and Yes it still shakes from time to time :-(
Station equipment consists of a Kenwood TS590S/TS2000 for HF 80 meters through to 70 centimeters and Ameritron AL811 Amp 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 added local coverage. If you get the impression I like the Kenwood Brand...I do! :-)
The modest antenna farm consists of a Mosley TA33 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.
Member of the ARRL and was one of the operators for ZL100ANZAC in remembrance of the 100th Anniversary of the landings at Gallopi (Turkey) in WW1 by the Australian New Zealand Army Corps and also ZM90DX which celebrated the 90th anniversary of the 1st ever Trans-World communications (18 October 1924) between (2SZ) England and (Z4AA) New Zealand.
As for operations enjoy most aspects of this hobby although favor CW and the Digital Modes. Apart from chasing Dx the latest craze for the past year or so has been JT65 and even on 6m to boot. Yes who cares if its like watching paint dry. I like it and so do many others!
73 de Bill ZL3NB
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