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I’m loving it!

My antenna is nothing fancy for the moment. It’s a Cushraft R-5 vertical that I’ve used for many many years. I run as close to a kilowatt as I can and I’m being heard easily with those I call. I’m … Continue reading

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ZL2DD IS ON THE AIR!

I’m on the air and feeling fine. My kilowatt station is operational this week! It’s funny the things that come up while assembling a new station. Like, finding mineral oil for the kilowatt dummy load. In New Zealand, mineral oil … Continue reading

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USA Field Day W6SW

Whilst my days in the States are numbered, my wife and I had an opportunity to do Field Day one more time. I was the GOTA station, N6F, for W6SW, the San Andreas Faultline Survivors, as we call ourselves. We met at … Continue reading

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OMG! ZS3Y Heard

As they say, OMG! I heard South Africa on 20 meters this morning from the car. A bit of QSB on his signal, but at times he was S7 on my rig. South Africa is just about exactly half way … Continue reading

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This band is hopping!

I’ve been listening on 20 meters as I travel to and from work over the last couple months and man, this band is hopping. I’ve heard so much DX I’m champing at the bit to get on the air with … Continue reading

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WELCOME

Welcome to ZL2DD.com. I’m extremely happy you’ve stopped-by to say hello and to look at my logs, etc. This site is being built prior to me arriving in New Zealand, so it is a work in progress. Sometime in October … Continue reading

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