Ham radio is heaps of fun, however spending too much time sitting in front of the radio will make you obese. On January 2015, at the age of 51, I was almost 120kg and could barely walk 3km. I've decided to 'turn a new page'. I've lost 26 kg in 4 months and run my first 21km half-marathon on May 17. I now run 5km every second day, feel great and enjoy ham radio even more.
QSL via W3HNK
I've got into amateur radio at the age of 13, and have been on air for over 35 years from various locations. ARRL A-1 Op since 2012.
Residing in Sydney since 1994. I am a watchmaker by trade and make living buying, selling, repairing and making my own mechanical watches.
My interest in radio is diverse: from chasing IOTA and DXCC to contesting and DXing on the low bands. I enjoy CW, but also spend tme listening and chasing NDBs, VLF/LF signals, DGPS,Time signals and SWL on broadcast bands.
If you are a mechanically minded person and have interest in fine watches than you may wish to visit my watchmaker's page: http://nickhacko.blogspot.com.au/.
Equipment: Mostly home-made (Genesis Radio) and IC-7700 . Antenna: SteppIR and 80/30m vertical.
See my website for details: http://genesisradio.com.au/VK2DX
VK2DX 2011. Chasing "new ones" from home, mainly on CW. Utility, bizarre SWLing, time signals etc.
VK1AA/JA1 2011. (Multipletrips)QTH: near Tokyo.
YU7XX January 2011. LF operation from Serbia, Eu: bevrages, VLF, NDBs- great fun!
VK1AA/2 IOTA OC-223 Montague Island, April 17-20 2008.Total of 1716 QSO running 75W, vert. antenna, battery power.
VK1AA/2 Vaucluse Bay Lighthouse ARLHA # AUS-178 April 4, 2007:
VK1AA/2 IOTA OC-212 Broughton Island, February 25-28,2007. Total of 1105 QSO running 75W, vert. antenna, battery power.
VK1AA/2 Cremorne Point Lighthouse ARLHA # AUS-176 January 22, 2007:
VK1AA/2 Bradley Head Lighthouse ARLHA # AUS-243 January 14, 2007
VK1AA/4 Bundaberg, QLD 2001-2008.
H40XX Temotu Province, Solomon Island May 2002.
H44XX Solomon May 2002.
VK9WI Willis Island (operator) 2001.
VK9LX/9 Norfolk Island 2000.
VK9LX Lord Howe Island 1997-1999.
YU7XX - Serbia 1979-1994
Age 52, married, with one son Josh, VK2FJDX . Watch dealer. located in Sydney, Australia www.clockmaker.com.au
73 Nick VK2DX / VK1AA
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