2014 & 2015 is DEDICATED TO A FULL RESTORATION of my rare Australia Muscle car the 1971 XY GTHO PHASE 3 .
The car bug bit hard late last year with good mate vk2fmad buying a Torana SLR 5000 and we started Jan 14 to rebuild it from the ground up. We ended up driving 30 hours to Queensland to buy my Ford Falcon GTHO Phase 3 Jan 11/2014 and once we finish the Torana we will start on the GT as I will show it around Australia once its back to show room condition. I will only operate a few contests over the next 18 months due to working on the cars every night after work until they are both on the road.
After nearly 20 years I have started to cw again full time and really loving it .I only operate CW these days in an effort to improve my skills, so thanks for your patience I am trying very hard and taking it slow so please be patient with me as I get my speed up.
I am still at just the call sign stage and not very good at qso's yet but all i need is some time .I am also mobile on most days around 21.020 so if i hear you give me a chance topullover and grab mykey
HARAOA DX'PEDITION OF THE YEAR 2012 CAMPBELL ISLAND ZL9HR SUB-ANTARCTIC ISLAND
ZL9HR DXpedition surplus Fuel raises $1,100 for NZ Child Cancer Foundation
I was very happy and proud that we can help the NZ Child Cancer Foundation after John and I made the decision to donate our remaining fuel and containers to Stephen who was the captain of our boat who donated them for auction which raised $1,100. A very big thank you to Stephen for his great work as Cancer has hit me very very hard on my return from zl9hr with my Father diagnosed with this terrible disease and we continue to care for him as he fights for life.
Ham radio is a hobby and people should never forget it.
My name is Tommy Horozakis and I'm from Sydney,Australia and my call signs used are VK2IR , N4/VK2IR , N6/VK2IR , J69/VK2IR , 6Y5/VK2IR , 3D2IR , 5W0IR , KH8 /VK2IR , 5W0IR , VK2IR/MM , ZL1/VK2IR , ZK1IR , YJ0IR , SY8AN , SV8/VK2IR , SV5/VK2IR , SV1/VK2IR , SV2/VK2IR , VK2IR/P (Broughton Isl OC-224) , SV3/VK2IR , SV9/VK2IR , KB2/VK2IR , N2/VK2IR , VK9AAA , VK9IR (Norfolk Island 2009) , VK9NI , VI2BI , VI2MI , SV0XBF , VK9HR(Lord Howe Isl) , VK9IR (Lord Howe Isl)2011 , VK2CL(Montague Isl OC-233) , KH6/VK2IR , KH6BB USS MISSOURI BATTLESHIP , Sub-Antarctic Campbell Island - ZL9HR,
I'm in the communications industry and own a communications company in Sydney. I'm the founding President of THE INTERNATIONAL RADIO DX GROUP which I started in March 1994 . I also was club president of the Fishes Ghost Amateur Radio Club for 2001. I am now the President of the Hellenic Amateur Radio Association of Australia and would like to invite all hams to join Australias leading DX'Pedition club so if you love to dx and want to learn how its done with the latest gear contact me via email or via www.vk2ir.com
I HAVE A ECHO LINK UP ON 146.575 SIMPLEX IN SYDNEY AND THE NODE NUMBER IS - 3364 AND I WELCOME HAMS TO JOIN IN .
QSL MANAGER SERVICE - I would be happy to be qsl manager for any DX'Pedition big or small and I will supply qsl cards like mine and the best part is its a free service. I have a complete system ready with label machine so contact me for your qsl service.
QSL CARDS - 1000- $80USD TO YOUR DOOR , JUST LIKE MINE
2012 - Campbell Island 2012 Sub-Antarctic www.zl9hr.com The DX'Pedition of the year 2012 & biggest by an Australian club for more than 30 years
2012- Hawaiian Islands 27 Sep - 6 Oct KH6/VK2IR & KH6BB USS Missouri battleship
2011- 19th-22nd August Montague Island DX'pedition www.haraoa.com HARAOA TEAM
2011-Team Leader of Lord Howe Island DX'Pedition www.vk9hr.com HARAOA TEAM + INTERNATIONAL TEAM
2011 - QSL Manager - P29CW www.p29cw.blogspot.com
2010- AUGUST Montague Island OC-223 HARAOA TEAM www.vi2mi.blogspot.com HARAOA TEAM
2010- Broughton Island IOTA OC-212 VI2BI HARAOA TEAM www.vi2bi.blogspot.com
2009 - QSL Manager - P29CW www.p29cw.blogspot.com
2009 - Broughton Island VK2IR/P
2009 - VK9IR / VK9NI Norfolk Island DX'pedition HARAOA May/July 09 www.vk9ir.blogspot.com www.vk9ni.com
2008 - Dayton Hamfest
2006 - YJ DX'pedition VANUATU I can't wait to work the DX from this Island and also the July contest as I did on ZK1IR IN JULY 05. www.yj0ir.blogspot.com
2007 - The Big one for me was unreal with over 3 months travelling 20 Greek Islands and all the Greek mainland DXing.There was also the SY8AN DX'Pedition on Antiparos Isl. www.sv0xbf.blogspot.com
2005 - ZK1IIR SOUTH COOK ISLAND DX'pedition www.zk1ir.blogspot.com
2-13 JULY 2005
OLD QSL MANAGER WAS W3HNK JOE
If you still are after confirmation of one of my old dx'peditions please don't send cards or money and just send me the details via email as I have on disk all contacts made now as the laptop crashed and computer shop can't find it now? Anyway I can check it for you and confirm the contact but do not have any spare cards as Mario only sent me a couple of each?
I'm very busy with a new company a have started and not much time for the radio and at the moment still no HF at new qth but am on echo link every day node 3364 VK2IR-L
ALL QSL CARDS HAVE BEEN POSTED FROM MY QSL MANAGER MARIO DJ2MX CONFIRMING AFTER SOME PROBLEMS THAT THEY ARE ALL PRINTED. PLEASE DO NOT SEND ME ANY QSL CARDS FOR THE DX'PEDITIONS AS I WAS ONLY SENT 10 SAMPLE QSL CARDS FROM MY MANAGER AS HE ONLY PRINTED WHAT WAS NEEDED. PLEASE EMAIL HIM FOR ANY SPARE CARDS IF NOT I WILL BE HAPPY TO CONFIRM CONTACT VIA EMAIL. THIS IS A SAMPLE OF MY J6/VK2IR & 6Y5/VK2IR ,N4/VK2IR,N6/VK2IR CARD. 3D2IR CARD WITH A PICTURE OF MY KIDS CAN BE FOUND VIA 3D2IR CALL ,5W0IR WILL DISPLAY 5W0IR & KH8/VK2IR CARD.
INTERNATIONAL RADIO DX GROUP
MIDWAY ISLAND CANCELLED , DUE TO NO FLIGHTS LEAVING ISLAND IN DECEMBER AND WHAT HAS HAPPEN IN US ? They also closed the Island to the public?what happens to it now ,have a look for your self.
The next DX'pedition is in the planning for December 2001 to A35 & ZK2 cancelled due to wrong flight and they have given me a free trip to Tonga or West Somoa before june 2002.Then I tried for D44 Cape Verde Island "AFRICA" , but Carlos was away in Europe So I went to the Carribean .
2001 DX'PEDITION WEST COAST & EAST COAST USA
2001 DX'PEDITION 23-11-01 & 4-8-12-01 6Y5/VK2IR JAMAICA www.6y5vk2ir.blogspot.com
2001 DX'PEDITION 24-11-01 - 3-12-01 J6/VK2IR ST.LUCIA ISLAND www.j6vk2ir.blogspot.com
What a DX'PEDITION for a single operator 8 days of operating over 3700 contacts and around 140 countries with the rest of my time 6 days was spent in travel and swimming at the beach and drinking water from the coconuts hi. Look for the complete write up and photos in local and international magazines over the next few months.
2002 DX'PEDITIONS 3D2IR www.3d2ir.blogspot.com
YANUCA ISLAND , FIJI SOUTH PACIFIC This is a 109 acre private island www.yj0ir.blogspot.com
3D2IR DX'PEDITION January 2002 19-26
QSL VIA HOME CALL VK2IR WITH A VERY SPECIAL THANK YOU TO STEVE T30ED/3D2SJ FOR HIS HELP WITH RADIO GEAR AND CALL SIGN .
5W0IR MARCH 28 - APRIL 3 2002 DX'PEDITION WESTERN SAMOA www.5w0ir.blogspot.com
Western Samoa 2002 DX'pedition with TOMMY VK2IR & BRUCE VK2KLM will be working from 80 - 6mtrs.
AMERICAN SAMOA DX'PEDITION APRIL 1-2 KH8/VK2IR QSL VIA MANAGER DJ2MX www.kh8vk2ir.blogspot.com
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My Station is the new Kenwood TS-590S , SPE Expert 2K - FA Amplifier , Audio Gear + studio mic , Bencher key & a15mtr Nally tower with the 1st 3 element Steppir DB18E Dreambeam in Australia. I also have a Yaesu FT-847 Earthstation , Yaesu G-5500 Rotator for sat work.
DX'pedition gear Kenwood TS-590S , Steppir Big Verical MK4 + 80mtr coil , SPE 1KW amp , Heil 6 ,& much much more hi.
Mobile station - HI-Q 4/160 ,Turbo tuner , ICOM IC-7000 with MA-1000 Mobile Amp + headset
love this Crazy hobby 73's