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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. If you see ZL2iFB or ZM4G spotted or spotting on DXcluster or RBN, I’m QRV! 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 v4kg of QSLs to goia 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!).

 

 

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