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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

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

Branch 30 (Otago) NZART

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From ZL4QD

7/26/2010 5:57:48 PM (0 comments) Add a commentAdd Comment

My QRP portable setup is almost ready for its first outing. I have finished an 80M dipole which is resonant at the bottom end of the band and can cover the higher end with a home brew tuner with a switched inductance and tuning capacitor connected in series. Once I get the checks out of the way I intend folding the legs of the dipole back to see if I can get the antenna resonant on 40M as well so with a minimum of effort I can switch between bands.
The rig is my FT-817 and will be powered by a gel-cell.

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