I live in Hastings, in Hawkes Bay on the east coast of the North Island of ZL. Hastings is located approximately 8 miles in from the coast of the Pacific Ocean, with a population of about 70,000. The area is one of the best wine and fruit growing areas in the world. We have a very temperate climate similar to California. (Check out www.hawkesbaynz.com ) if wine is your forte check outwww.trinityhill.comThe home of world class wines.
The equipment here at ZL2CS consists of Yaesu 1000MP, Yaesu FTDX3000 , Ameritron AL-811H amp, IC7000, TS670 and assorted other gear. My antennas are a Tri-band beam up 42 feet on a tiltover free standing tower. Centre fed dipole open wire fed to home brew tuner for low bands.
I have been a Ham since 1988, having been brought up where amateur radio jargon was the norm. My father,ZL2FY was first heard in 1928. I really enjoy working DX when ever possible.
Married to Lynne, ZL2LIN, have a son and daughter, both married and have 5 delightful grandchildren.