Operation DX-wise here is 100% CW, running my K3 driving a KPA500 linear. Antennas are very basic and limited by the usual suburban space problems. Currently I have a 40 metre quarter wave vertical with 6 elevated quarter wave radials, and an inverted vee also for 40 metres, fed with open wire feeders.. No commercial antennas have ever been used. I really enjoy playing with simple antennas. The picture shows me operating from the QTH of my good friend Les ZL2JU, with my K3 and his AL811 amplifier. I enjoy his small farm QTH, and we have many enjoyable times experimenting with antennas and contesting. (See ZL2J). This is a wonderful and unique hobby we all share, and I look forward to seeing you on the bands. I QSL 100% via the bureau OR by return airmail, providing you send $US3 (sorry, but post charges here are not covered any longer with $US2), and a self addressed envelope. Direct requests with less than US$3 will be returned via the bureau - no exceptions! No IRCs please, they are very difficult to exchange.., and I suspect New Zealand Post will soon refuse to honour them.
( My QSL Policy : Whenever I work you on a new band, or for the first time, I will immediately QSL via the bureau, unless you advise otherwise. My log (only from 1994 onwards) is also now on LoTW. I have no interest in, and do not intend to use e-QSL.)
For contest QSOs, I have always QSLed as above, but I find it is taking too long to keep up with. From, and including the CQWW CW 2010 Contest, I will respond to received direct QSLs only. No bureau cards for contests please.)
CU on the bands, and enjoy this wonderful hobby we have!
NB: I will be QRV again as E51AGY from Rarotonga from July 6th to August 4th 2015. This will be a holiday-style operation - CW only - but I hope to be reasonably active. Direct QSLs only please with at least US$3 for return airmail - this does not actually cover my costs. I may be QRV in the IARU Contest - so hoping to QSO you from beautiful E5.
Thanks to all of you who QSO'd me during this trip. Band conditions were a challenge to say the least, but it was nevertheless another great time on the bands from E5. See you next time...
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