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ARRL A-1 Op since 2012.
I've got into amateur radio at the age of 13, and have been on air for over 35 years from various locations..
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) + FT1000D. Antenna: SteppIR and 80/30m vertical. Currently active from 136KHz to 144MHz.


Are you planing a DXpedition to a rare DXCC and looking for a donation ?

Do you live in a semi-rare DXCC? Do you often travel for business to foreign countries?

Would you like to be a part of a unique project?

If so, please read further:



QSL policy:

Direct requests to Nick Hacko PO BOX 900 Spit Junction 2088 NSW Australia

Europe / US : please include self addressed envelope and USD $3

Japan: please include self addressed envelope and USD $2


Cards without sufficient postage will be returned via burro.

You will receive a yellow card as one shown below.



See my website for details: http://genesisradio.com.au/VK2DX


Ham activity:

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 49, married, with one son Josh, VK2FJDX . Watch dealer. located in Sydney, Australia www.clockmaker.com.au


Main radio: Genesis Radio G59 + GPA10 @ 5W + home made PA (120 / 400W)

Also FT1000D, Icom IC-7200, FT920. Antenna: wire, A3S @10m up.

73 Nick VK2DX / VK1AA




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