I am a retired pharmacist, married to Isobel. We have a daughter (with 2 grand-daughters), and a son. We live 12Km from the town of Balclutha on a small block where we enjoy "the country life".
Born 1940, I was not licensed until 1976. I enjoy casual contesting and am very keen to work DX. I have 5 Band DXCC plus 30m, 17m & 12m, and DXCC Challenge (1568 confirmed). I have 321 entities confirmed (316 current).
I prefer QSLs via LoTW (Logbook of the World - http://www.arrl.org/lotw/ ) but DIRECT is OK too (SAE +$2US or 1 IRC, lowest cost airmail postage from Oct 1, 2011 is $NZ2.40), or just via BUREAU. I always respond to QSL cards as quickly as possible - usually next day provided I am not away from home. Sorry, but I do NOT use e-qsl. My log is also loaded onto ClubLog about once a month. Try http://www.clublog.org/logsearch/ZL4AS to see if your callsign is in my log (last loaded 15 April 2013). It is possible to request a QSL card from the ClubLog site too. Cards from these requests will be sent in my next batch to the bureau (last batch posted March 2013)
My HF station is currently an Elecraft K3 (built April 2010 #4212 - since added 2nd Rx & P3 Panadapter) with a Yaesu FL-7000 Linear Amplifier used when necessary (currently on my workbench for modification). Meantime I have recently replaced the power supply and built a suitable rig interface for my old Collins 30L-1 amp, so have some extra power except for 160m. I have Heil microphones with HC4 or HC5 elements and a Goldline. My paddle is a standard Bencher but if you happen to have a Begali that needs a new home, maybe we could talk!
My Antennas are a 3 element SteppIR beam with the 30/40m dipole, 17 metres above the ground (installed May 2007), and for 80m and 160m I have wire dipoles about 15 metres up. I am planning to erect a higher wooden mast (~25m) to support something else for 80m & 160m (maybe a T or inverted-L with elevated radials).
I work Phone, CW and Digital and use all bands from 1.8MHz to 50MHz plus local VHF & UHF
My logging software is LOGic 9 - http://www.hosenose.com
For NZ County hunters, I live in the Bruce County #103. My home QRA Grid Locator is RE 43 vt. IOTA is OC-134 (South Island of NZ).
I am a member of NZART, secretary of Branch 35, South Otago - http://www.nzart.org.nz
Member/supporter of the Northern California DX Foundation - http://www.ncdxf.org
Member #7 of International Pharmacists Ham Group (IPHG) - http://www.malpensa.it/iphg/index.htm . My station is valid for IPHG Award.
Member of the Kiwi ZL DX'ers group - http://groups.google.co.nz/group/kiwidxlist - a good place to contact keen DX ops in ZL
Member #9691 of FISTS Club. Supporter of http://www.dx-code.org/
Visit to Cook Islands July 2010:
Cliff ZL4AS, Jim E51JD, Victor E51CG, Bob E51BQ
Frank W3LPL, Cliff ZL4AS
Frank & Phyllis visited Dec 2009. Frank loved our fresh raspberries with ice cream!
Since this photo was taken the large Eucalypt trees behind Frank, have been removed. The tree immediately behind my tower was on my neighbour's property but he recently gave me permission to fell it so my beam has a bit more space. I had an incident felling another high tree since, and the work required in reparing the damage has delayed my high mast project yet again!!
Two of the ZL9HR team visited 22 Nov 2012: John 9M6XRO, Cliff ZL4AS and Gene K9GS
I like fly fishing
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