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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 this wonderful hobby first back in 1958.

Initial connection to New Zealand came about in the early 1970's when stationed with the US Navy (Communications) for 3 years in Christchurch as part of Operation Deep Freeze and also where I would  meet and marry my "Mate for Life". In 1986 we left Pennsylvania and migrated back to ZL. 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 13,000 aftershocks since September 2010. And 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 TA33 along with Inverted Vee's for 80/40 and 30 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

 

 

Top three photo's are the present setup in 2014. Bottom two: 1964 SWL (WPE3GQV) with a Hallicrafters S-120 and 1968 as WA3GLX with a Hallicrafters HT-37 and SX-110 plus Heath "Twoer". I used to enjoy building the Heathkit's and notice the Heath 100Khz Crystal Calibrator on the far end of the second shelf....Built that after receiving a FCC Violation Notice for being just slightly out of the 20 meter band. That notice scarred the pants off of me.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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