I’ve been active on HF as ZL4PW since September 2003, previously on VHF since 1983 as ZL4TFX).
Other calls – ZM4M (Contest call), ZL4M (OC-203 Stewart Island, March 2010), ZM4PW, ZL4RUGBY and /P variants. Also part of ZM90DX group celebrating 90th anniversary of first ZL-GB contact and YJ0X Vanuatu October 2014.
Decided to go HF after plenty of help, advice and encouragement from my good mates Bill, W0WOI and Stan ZL4OW.
My equipment consists of an Elecraft K3 rig, KPA500 linear and KAT500 tuner, kenwood TS-2000 (doubles for MW/SW DXing), a 3 element SteppIR at 8m high, a 7-el YU7EF 6m beam at 7m, and a “43-footer” vertical for 30 – 160mb. I have recently established a remote site, please see the Waianakarua pages.
I’m much more a DXer than a rag-chewer, so you’ll find me mostly on the DX-scene. I chase new entities, IOTA, special prefixes etc. and am a keen contester.