The most reliable way to contact me is by email: Gary@isect.com
I’m usually QRV around ZL dawn and dusk, prowling the greylines for fat juicy DX prey. 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. I do not operate robotically or remotely.
see ZL2iFB or ZM4G spotted or
spotting DX on DXcluster, I
am QRV on that band!
Set up an alert for my
callsigns 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 thanks to an army of volunteers.
For a quicker direct card, please send me your QSL with US$3
or €3 plus a
Gary Hinson, Castle Peak, 1262 Taihape Road, RD9 Hastings 4179, NEW ZEALAND
Sending a direct QSL overseas costs us NZ$3.60 - that’s more than US$2 just for the stamp, so US$2 doesn’t even cover that, let along the cost of the card and envelope. Please send US$2.50
or €2.50 via PayPal to ZL2iFB@Gmail.com.
Specify the QSO you’d like me to confirm either in the PayPal comments or separately by email
If you send zero or insufficient funds, I will respond via the bureau ... but not direct, sorry.
If you send more than the cost of the
stamp, I will channel any excess into my
next DXpedition donation, with my sincere
thanks for your kind generosity.
<-- Here is a 7kg batch of ~2,000 cards
about to go to the ZL bureau.
I have been using GlobalQSL but their
customer service sucks, so I’m never sure
the cards have been printed and sent.
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, on the FT8 decodes or the SOTA
or QRP calling frequencies (least reliable of all but definitely the most fun!).