G3RKL UK VK ZL Strolls Page

Dr A.J.T. Whitaker,
University of Sheffield,
Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering,
Mappin Street,
SHEFFIELD S1 3JD.
U.K.

Tel: +44 114 222 5359

e-mail: a.whitaker@sheffield.ac.uk

 

 

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           Click here to see Tony's ZL6SHS Latest position provided by Alan ZL2VAL  

 

 

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photos taken by ZL4UCZ

1:on the road   2:tony g3rkl  3:the walking group 4: allan zl4at tony averil (graham zl4tlg's xyl)  5:having a break   6:setting off  7: setting off  

 

 

taken by ZL3UCP

8      Alan ZL3UCP Tony.  ZL6SHS Hank  ZL3HGB.  Greymouth Motor Camp 22/03/2004.    

9      Tony ZL6SHS Alan  ZL3UCP   Greymouth Motor Camp  22/03/2004.

10    ZL6SHS Tony & party at monument coalminers lost there lives in Stongman Mine. area:(9 mile).

11.   ZL6SHS Tony  at monument 9 mile.

12   Van, & Walkers crossing 10 mile bridge.

13   Walkers on North side of 10 mile bridge.

14   Walkers approaching 10 mile bridge.

15   Walkers making their way across (10 mile) bridge

16   Walkers making their way up the North side of the 10 mile creek,
         Van parked up road further keeping the walkers in view and seeing all is o`k 
17 Chris and Summa  with Tony G3RKL  at John' s Place also with Allan ZL2SKY  Paul ZL2BEQ 

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Listen to Audio recording on day 9

 

     Tonys route  in the South Island -walking from the South to the North

 

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     full route                  1st section              2nd section                    3rd section

           

 

                          

 

Latest News

20th February -qso with Tony from his hotel room via echolink on Z1AMC-R in Invercargill

                           He has an FT817 and will use 7080Khz on 40m.

 

21st February -Tony and 4 others set off on 750 mile walk from Invercargill at 0830 local time (Sunday)

 

                           30 secs Tape recording of message from Tony   Download from here

 

24th Feb            Tony ZL6SHS Latest position provided by Alan ZL2VAL  

 

22 March             2200 30min QSO with Tony via Echolink provided by Alan ZL3UCP while Tony was leaving Greymouth

 

 

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So far, Tony G3RKL from Sheffield, has made 7 long strolls.

 

Tony walks to work and back every day, which is a 6 mile round trip.

 

He is off to ZL-land again during February, March and April 2004, for a ~750 mile walk,
end to end of State Highway 6, South Island, Invercargill to Blenheim, up the West Coast.

Look out for him on the radio while is he on his next trip.

 

Follow the links, if you would like to read the stories of Tony's previous trips.

 

 

 

The 7 strolls completed so far:-


1995 - Lands End to John O'Groats (~650 miles, ~75% of the route).

1996 - Finished off LE to JOG, then Ireland, Malin Head to Mizen Head (~250 + 400 miles).
1997 - ZL, South Island, Bluff to Picton (~600 miles).
1998 - ZL, North Island, Wellington to Cape Reinga (~700 miles).
1999 - VK, Sidney to Brisbane (~600 miles).
2000 - Nothing!
2001 - ZL, Cape Reinga to Bluff as ZL6RTB (~1300 miles).
2002 - ZL, East Cape to Cape Egmont as ZL6WFE (~450 miles).

 

Tony's 8th Stroll, February - April 2004, New Zealand

Tony, G3RKL, is once again off on another one of his "strolls".

This will be his 8th.

The route will be Invercargill to Blenheim New Zealand.


He starts in February 2004, ending in April, a total of ~750 miles,
end to end of State Highway 6, taking him north up the West Coast
of the South Island.

He will be operating on HF, VHF and UHF whilst walking, with the possibility of
using Echolink and IRLP internet linked repeaters and simplex links where available
to keep in touch with hams back home in the UK.
The following is Tony's schedule for his "stroll", during which he will be using the special
call sign ZL6SHS.

For more information and any updates, please view

http://www.qsl.net/g3zhi/g3rkl.htm

(RD = Rest Day)
Date Walking Day Destination
21/02/04 0 Invercargill (Start)
22/02/04 1 Winton
23/02/04 2 Dipton
24/02/04 3 Lowther
25/02/04 RD (Lumsden)
26/02/04 4 Garston - 2km
27/02/04 5 Kingston + 10
28/02/04 6 Frankton + 1 (Jn 6A)
29/02/04 7 Gibbston + 4
01/03/04 8 Lowburn + 2
02/03/04 9 Luggate - 3
03/03/04 RD (Wanaka)
04/03/04 10 Lake Hawea + 5
05/03/04 11 Makarora - 13
06/03/04 12 Haast Pass Marker Post
07/03/04 13 Haast - 32
08/03/04 14 Haast
09/03/04 RD (Haast)
10/03/04 15 Lake Moeraki
11/03/04 16 Bruce Bay - 12
12/03/04 17 Bruce Bay + 17
13/03/04 18 Fox Glacier
14/03/04 19 Franz Josef Glacier
15/03/04 RD (Franz Josef Glacier)
16/03/04 20 Whataroa
17/03/04 21 Harihari - 5
18/03/04 22 Harihari + 22
19/03/04 23 Ross + 3
20/03/04 24 Hokitika
21/03/04 25 Camerons
22/03/04 RD (Greymouth)
23/03/04 26 Greymouth + 15
24/03/04 27 Punakaiki
25/03/04 28 Charleston
26/03/04 29 Buller Junction + 11
27/03/04 30 Inangahua
28/03/04 31 Newton Flat - 2
29/03/04 RD (Murchison)
30/03/04 32 Murchison + 9
31/03/04 33 Kawatiri + 4
01/04/04 34 Motupiko - 3
02/04/04 35 Wakefield
03/04/04 36 Nelson
04/04/04 RD (Nelson)
05/04/04 37 Hira + 13
06/04/04 38 Pelorus Bridge + 4
07/04/04 39 Okaramio - 2
08/04/04 40 Blenheim

Articles in radio magazines:

 

New Zealand: NZART Break-In
May and June, 1998 - South Island  
July/August and Nov/Dec, 1999 - North Island  
March/April and May/June, 2002 - Both Islands (ZL6RTB) 
March/April, 2003 - North Island traverse            (ZL6WFE) 


Australia: WIA Amateur Radio
July and August, 2000 - Sydney to Brisbane (VK2STB)