The most reliable way to contact me is by email: Gary@isect.com
I’m usually QRV around ZL dusk, and sometimes at ZL dawn too. During daylight in hours in ZL, I often monitor the bands while working and keep an eye on DXcluster for new ones. Some weekends you’ll find me contesting.
see ZL2iFB or ZM4G spotted or
spotting on DXcluster or RBN,
Set up an alert for my call in your logging software if that helps.
I use LoTW and upload my log daily.
Use LoTW for a rapid, free confirmation from me.
By all means send me your QSL card.
I enjoy exchanging and collecting picture postcards from radio friends around the world, including useful SWL
reports (why not tell me
something about band
conditions, propagation, who
else you could hear at that
time and so on?). If you want
my QSL card, please ask me
on-air or send me your card
via the ZL bureau
... but be patient: the bureau system runs at the laid-back pace of its army of volunteers.
For a quicker direct card, please send me at least US$2 via PayPal to Gary@isect.com (not forgetting to state the QSO details you’d like me to confirm) or post me your QSL with at least US$2 plus a self-addressed postcard-sized envelope to:
Gary Hinson, Castle Peak, 1262 Taihape Road, RD9 Hastings 4179, NEW ZEALAND
Sending a direct QSL overseas by airmail costs me NZ$2.70 (US$1.95) just for the stamp,
plus the cost of the card and
a share of the ~60km round
trip to the Post Office in
town, totalling a little over US$2. If you send less than US$2, I will respond via the bureau but not direct.
Please put your callsign somewhere on
your return envelope - discreetly under
the flap or inside if you prefer it not to be
seen - so that if it becomes separated
from the card I still know who the
envelope is for.
<-- Here is a 7kg batch of ~2,000 cards
about to go to the ZL bureau.
I am now using GlobalQSL: please let me
know if you have been waiting for years for my QSL card and I’ll check the details.
Alternatively, let’s have another QSO and
I’ll send you a fresh card, no worries.
Lastly, listen for ZL2iFB or ZM4G in the
next contest, DX pileup or the QRP calling
frequencies (least reliable of all but
definitely the most fun!).