Hello and Welcome .
I started my radio Hobby in the 1972, when I was a Radio Operator at ZLQ (Scott Base, Antarctica) for two summer seasons,and yes I have been to the South Pole.
I have continued this fascination with Radio over the years and am now enjoying Digital modes expecially PSK and JT65 and now trying Feld Hell (14-4-14) Still no QSO yet.
I can be found most nights (New Zealand Time) on 20m.
My station consists of :
Elecraft KX3 with KXPA100 ATU
PSK (All types)
I am active on digital modes only.
Hustler Vertical 6BTV 10-15-20-30-4--80m ( with Radials)
Buddipole Deluxe (For Portable use)
Logging: UR5EQF 3.31.57 (29-8-13)
JT65: JT65-HF Ver 18.104.22.168 Comfort 3.3
JT Alert 2.4.8
JT Macros 2.2.3
I use the UR5EQF Logging program as it can be used with the JT65-hf comfort program and I also use the UR5EQF digital modes module.
This is an a great program which has regular updates and new features added regularly and I find it easy to use, and it has a great callsign look up facility and sends log enteries to eQSL.cc and other logs .
Tigertronics SignaLink USB Modem (for digital Modes with KX3)
YouKits FG-01 Antenna Analyzer
All QSL's replied to 100% either by eQSL.cc direct or Bureau.
PAPER QSL CARDS: Please dont send money or IRC (International Reply Coupon) but send a self addressed envelope (SAE)
I donot use LOTW. (My opinion : The Log and program are too hard to understand and It needs a complete makeover.
I donot use QRZ.com. ( It says I have over 6000 log entry's but I have less than 4000 and I have asked them to correct it but they wont)
I am a member of :
EPC number 10122,
30M Club number 3810,
DMC Club number 3155,
Feld Hell Club number 4488,
Thank you for looking and 73's
My QSL Card is of the Christchurch Cathedral before our large earthquakes in 2010 and 2011.
The photo below is of the cathedral NOW before it is demolished. It is NOT being rebuilt .
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