My main interests are in chasing DX on HF, and the technical side of the hobby on VHF/UHF, Satellites (not so much these days), EME and Digital operations.
On HF I am active mostly on the Digital modes (RTTY, PSK and JT65A), SSB and CW. Operating on 160m to 10m as propagation allows. I enjoy participating in the CQ WW RTTY, SSB and CW contests mostly just giving points away.
I am currently also active on 2m EME using two M2inc 2MXP20 H/V yagis with a home brew SSPA.
The contact can last but a moment but a QSL card is forever, its the final courtesy and I enjoy sending and receiving them. One day I hope my son will page through the cards as say "wow Dad worked Amsterdam Island".
I have a 100% QSL policy for all cards received - my current HF card is shown above. Green Stamps or an IRC are not required to obtain my card. It will however guarantee you will get an immediate reply.
* Cards received direct will normally be answered within 1-2 days of receipt of your card.
* All contacts are uploaded to LoTW (Logbook of the World) on a daily basis and Clublog weekly.
* Cards via the Buro also OK, but will be returned via the same route.
* I dont persue e-QSL awards, but will gladly confirm a e-QSL if required, send me an email.
Unfortunately it is so that some cards get opened by the postal workers looking for money, so try not to put your or my callsign on the outside of the envelope. If you sent me a card and you think its gone missing please drop mean email and I will post another.
I hope to hear you on the air soon - 73 for now!
See ZS1LS/P for details of operations from Blombos.