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To encourage and share the use of QRP (low power) operation, equipment, antenna ideas and information
I have added NZ's offshore and freshwater islands to the maps on the HOTA website - they are shown as orange triangles. Click on the triangle for details of the island. There is also a directory of all officially and unofficially named islands under the Islands menu on the site. The data comes from the New Zealand Geographic Database and is courtesy of LINZ (licensed: CC-Attribution)
Hopefully this will aid anyone looking for some handy islands to visit for the QRP islands award, and maybe encourage a few more to look at island-bagging as an interesting challenge.
You can log the islands you've operated from / to on the HOTA site when you log a contact.
Visit HOTA by clicking on the HOTA link at the top of the page or by navigating to https://hota.qrp.nz
July 2020 QRPers NZ newsletter from ZL2OZDownload: NXL_21_-_JULY_original.pdf
June 2020 QRPers NZ newsletter from ZL2OZDownload: NXL_20_-_JUNE_original.pdf
May 2020 QRPers NZ newsletter from ZL2OZDownload: NXL_19_-_MAY_original.pdf
April 2020 QRPers NZ newsletter from ZL2OZDownload: NXL_18_APR_original.pdf
March 2020 QRPers NZ newsletter from ZL2OZDownload: NXL_17_MAR_original.pdf
Quick winter trip into the Motutapu over the tops from Cardrona.
27/7/20 Fern Burn Hut
28/7/20 Roses Hut or Macetown
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Thanks for the many contacts any your company through the last 32 days in the backcountry It's been a very successful trip. Whilst I didn't reach the fabled Ivory Lake Hut (stopped 2km short by hard, blue ice) I did get to visit 42 DOC backcountry huts, spend 25 nights in either huts or camped high on ridgelinea, and 'bag' 22 huts for HOTA.
You company throughout has been very welcome -as have the efforts of the many others who have been backcountry in the same period.
Last night at Spurs Hut was the 600th DOC hut I've visited - and it was good to share that milestone with so many of you (and in atypical celebration: with a couple of beers, rump steak, mash n veg - and to hell with weight considerations). 600 huts down, ~350 huts to go. At 45 year old and counting ... will i get to all ~950 or keel over first? Watch this space.
Go QRP, Go Bush!
Matt - ZL4NVW
17/7/20 Last night of my extended SI tramping tour. Overnighter to Spurs Hut above Fairlie.
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