ZL4KF is an Amateur Radio (ham radio) call-sign, the ZL prefix represents New Zealand, the number 4 historically was used to indicate the southern region of New Zealand (4th district) and the KF part is the individual station identification, in this case also being my initials. (Ken France). More info here >>. I have held this call-sign since 1971, after gaining my licence to operate an amateur radio station in that year. This website is about my amateur radio station, my interest in ham radio, especially antennas, propagation, electronics, computers and other things.

New Zealand has around 6,000 licensed amateur radio operators and much information on amateur radio in this country can be found on the NZART website.

Ken, operator at ZL4KF
Ken on the beach about 400 m from home.

I’ve had a website for ZL4KF since 1997 and one thing led to another so that for the past 20 years I have earned a living as a webdesigner – Webfactor – all thanks to ham radio! Recently we’ve become interested in drones and aerial photography so I have a website for that as well – Dragonfly.Pictures – which provides a little pocket money 🙂

I hope you find this website interesting – any comments are welcome!

73, Ken

P.S. The photos in the opening screen were at our previous QTH..

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