I got my Ham ticket in 1992 gaining
at first a limited license and six weeks passed the 12wpm
Morse exam which gave me my General license which here in NZ
gives all privileges.
I live on the East coast of the
North Island in a small country town called 'Opotiki,population
is only around 12,000 people.
My job is in the Horticulture
Industry and we grow export kiwifruit. I have been with the
company for 19 years now and employed as the Field manager,
I am in charge of the daily running of orchard staff,
quality control of work, and the hiring and unfortunately
occasionally the firing of staff etc.
I really enjoy Ham Radio it
just helps forget about all other worries of life!! I also
enjoy building my own mono band yagi's.
Also I have a passion for those BIG
grunty V8 powered cars especially those Chevy powered ones,
the Black one you can see on my QRZ page has a 454 Big block
chevy in it.
My wife Jane also has her General
call,ZL1ONE but seldom comes on air. Looking forward to
working you in the near future.
2014 marked the 100th
anniversary of the ARRL.
For the Centennial, the League launched an exciting
state-by-state monthly on-air activity, which became very
The following 7163 Group
Members received an ARRL Plaque as formal recognition for
their participation in the Centennial. A photo of the plaque
received by W1EBM is shown, It's a nicely done 3-inch by
5-inch Plexiglas memento, with the League's HQ Building and
the ARRL 100 years symbol + a unique etching of each station's
call and their state.
OPERATING ON THE USS INTREPID
(L-R) W6SFG-BRUCE, WB2REM-JIM AND WA3KEY-NORM
I have now had time to read through
the 25 or so exchanges made regarding the subject of QRP and DX
operating practices. I thought the comments cover a range of
issues but I did not see any clear coalition of thought and some
bordered on personalities and not what I think is or maybe the
issue. I think first we have to examine the various activities and
operating process of the 7163 group. I will try to summarize some
of my observations,(READ