ZL VHF history - Steve ZL1TPH

Above. Steve Hayman ZL1TPH 18 years old with  Peter Mancer ZL1BNU on the right, Orewa shack 1976. Black radio on top shelf centre is a home built Tucker Tin. 

Wellighton VHF 2 metre walkie and 432 ICOMon the left

Above: Antenna's VHF circa 1975, Orewa. ZL1TPH 

Jumbo Godfrey ZL1HV (6 m), Ken Cardy ZL1AAB (2 m), John Hurst ZL1AZI (70 cm) VHF contest Rangitoto Island 1965.

John Seakins ZL1BDY ex ZL1TAZ photographer VHF contest Rangitoto Island 1965.



Ken and I, VHF FD Dec 1976 Maunganui Bluff. Radar site still had the big brass main cog intact in the wooden stucture (Stucture not shown)

From past VHF contests

1978 VHF FD sent to me my Jamie ZL2NN

George ZL3PN Ross Hull Memorial VHF contest certificate 1951-1952. Rig all home brew 807 final on 6 m. Clapp VFO 12.5 MHz 6AC7 tube. Driver tube 7C5 (6V6GT) 807 final link neutralised. Converter output 3.5-4.0 MHz. Base receiver all home brew tubes. Back to back IFs at 455 kHz for good AM selectivity. Antenna 3 element beam made from electricians conduit. Feeder open wire plastic tooth brushes as spreaders. No coax in those days. Delta match for best energy transfer “SWR wasn’t invented” Height 40 feet turned by rope. 73 George ZL3PN.

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