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ZL4QD
Kevin Hand
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ZL4QD Ham Since 1977
New Zealand

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My Ham Radio Interests
Digital Modes and Contesting
Shortwave Broadcast and Utility listening

Equipment
For HF - Kenwood TS530S and Yaesu FT817ND.
Icom IC-25A 2M mobile.
For VHF/UHF - Icom F3 H/held, Kenwood TR-2500 H/held 2M rig and Kenwood TH-K7 dualband H/Held.
For SW - Yaesu FRG-7000, Sangean ATS-803 and a DRT-1 Software Defined Radio with a Sony Vaio laptop computer. I also use a Digitech AR1745 portable receiver which covers MW, SW and FM broadcast bands.
Realistic Pro 2011 scanner for misc VHF/UHF Rx.
Antennas are a wire dipole for HF Tx/Rx plus various Groundplanes for VHF and UHF.
A recent addition is an Icom F-5023 VHF rig which covers all our Civil Defence frequencies as well as the 2M Repeaters and Simplex frequencies for our area.

Other Interests
SWL mainly in the marine utilities area

Clubs
Branch 30 (Otago) NZART

Hi from New Zealand

From ZL4QD

7/18/2010 10:58:57 PM (0 comments) Add a commentAdd Comment


I have only just discovered this site and am most impressed. An news item in Practical Wireless had the URL so here I am.
My shack is really the corner of the lounge at my home in Dunedin, New Zealand which for those not familiar with our geography is in the south-east of the South Island of NZ.
Antennas are another interest of mine and at present the amateur station is connected to an 80M dipole and my SWL is done with a homebrew EWE antenna.
I also have a variety of loops (shielded, single wire and multi wire which are in a permanent experimental state) which mainly are used for NDB (Non Directional Beacon) listening.


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