I'm originally from Germany and was first licensed in 1982 as Y31IO. This changed later to Y58IO and finally DL7IO.
My main radio interests are DXing and contesting on HF with CW being my preferred mode. But I do a lot of SSB and some digital modes as well. I also hold the call ZL2IO which I use most of the time as we now live in what was the ZL2 area earlier.
We now live in the Waimarama Heights about 320 m (1000 ft) asl with free views to the main radio populations and work on improving the contest station. Please check the Kiwi-DX-Lodge page for stations updates, contest results and more.
Sunrise at the Waimarama Heights during WPX CW (May 2013). Left: hexbeam (10-20m) @ 10m height, 6L for 10m facing USA & 40-15m hexbeam on 15m crank up tower.
Sunset at the Waimarama Heights November 2015. from the top: 5L 15m, 4L 10m, 5L 6m
I'm also an active member of the East Coast Contesters where we use ZM4T.
Another passion I share with my family is travelling and we often combine that with a bit of radioing. So whenever you hear an exotic IO-suffix there is a good chance it is me. If that is a Pacific country it is even more likely as this is obviously on our door steps. I was active here multiple times as 3D2IO, 3D2IO/R, A31IO, H44IO, T28IO, YJ0AIO or FW/...
The station consist of a K3 transceiver and a KPA500 amplifier. The antenna layout changes constantly and usually we have multiple mono- & multiband antennas available.
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