The best way to reach me any time is by email: Gary@isect.com
I read emails
within hours, if not minutes
of their arrival. If
you are desperate for
a ZL contact, I’m
willing to arrange CW skeds
on 10 through 80m but I would much rather you simply call me when I am QRV.
I’m usually QRV after work around ZL dusk (~05:00z until dinner or bed time), and sometimes before work at ZL dawn too (~17:00z to 20:00z). During the ZL working day, I often monitor the bands 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
too: 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 pace of its army of volunteers.
For a quicker card, please send me US$2 via PayPal to Gary@isect.com (not forgetting to state the QSO details you’d like me to confirm) or for a direct card, post me your QSL with 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$1.90) for the stamp,
plus the cost of the card and
a share of the ~60km round
trip to the Post Office in town, totalling about 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.
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!).