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First licenced on 20 December 2011 as VK2FWRX (Foundation). Upgraded to Standard on 19 October 2012 as VK2MHZ. Upgraded to Advanced on 10 January 2013 as VK2IDX. Changed callsign to VK2TQ on 25 February 2013. Acquired the callsign VK2PR on 3 May 2013.
Currently interested in JT65, contesting and working on my DXCC.
Below are the contests I have won 1st place in.
My home QTH (QF55jw) is in a block of units, so I don't have any big antennas, only mono-band mobile whips mounted to the balcony. From here I use JT65 and CW at low power (<50W). My Club's QTH (QF55js) is where I can be heard contesting and working DX on SSB, digital modes and CW. The location is 420m ASL and we have the following antennas.
I also enjoy talking to the Sydney locals on 2m and 70cm FM and P25, and listening to my scanners.
VERY IMPORTANT - DO NOT SEND IRCs, INTERNATIONAL MONEY ORDERS, INTERNATIONAL STAMPS OR INTERNATIONAL CURRENCY OTHER THAN USD. My local post office does not accept IRCs. International money orders are almost impossible to cash. International stamps are useless for postage from Australia. International currency is time consuming to convert. To ensure you receive my QSL card direct, only send USD$2, (2 Green Stamps).
My TX Equipment
My RX Equipment
My Other Hobbies
My 2007 Subaru Impreza WRX is my pride and joy. I bought it in 2008 and have done many performance modifications including engine, turbo, intercooler, suspension, brakes, air intake, AOS and exhaust. In 2011 I was heavily into motorsport and won 1st place in my class in my Club's supersprint championship. I haven't raced since then and now it is my weekend/recreational car only. My daily car is a 2012 Subaru Liberty 2.5i Premium.
On 24 June 2014 I started training in the Japanese martial art of Aikido. I am currently ranked 5th Kyu - Green Belt.
I have been an amateur photographer since 2007. I currently own a Canon EOS 7D DSLR camera, Canon EF 70-200mm f2.8 lens, Canon EFS 17-55mm f2.8 lens, Canon 580EX II speedlite and a bunch of other accessories. Here is one of my favourite images.
I became interested in darts during my late teenage years in the early 90's but never seriously pursued this sport until November 2015. I throw Unicorn Silver Star 80% Tungsten 24g darts with Harrow Anodised Aluminium shafts and Harrow flights, at a Unicorn Eclipse Pro dartboard.
I love the Japanese art of Bonsai, although I don't spend as much time enjoying this as I should. Here is one of my trees from 2008.
Herpetoculture is the keeping of live reptiles and amphibians in captivity. Snakes and lizards are the most beautiful animals on earth. Here is one of my snakes, a Coastal Carpet Python.
I like all types of music from classical, to techno, to heavy metal, but my favourite music is 80's chart music and heavy metal. Some of my favourite live performances have been seeing Bon Jovi, Simon & Garfunkel, Anthrax, Metallica, Sodom and Slayer. Here are a couple of photos from the Slayer concert at Luna Park, Sydney in 2009.
On 15 July 1991, at the age of 17, I started work with Linfox, one of Australia's largest transport companies. My duties included driving forklifts and picking/packing orders in a distribution warehouse. After 12 years, and working my way up to Warehouse Leading Hand, I obtained my HR (Heavy Rigid) driver licence and transferred within the company to driving an 8t delivery truck which I continued to do for a further 4 years. When the company lost that contract in 2007, I was transferred to another site to drive a 12t rigid which I did for 4 months until I obtained my HC (Heavy Combination) driver licence and again transferred within the company to my current position driving semi-trailers delivering dry goods and chilled & frozen goods to one of Australia's largest supermarket chains.
Here is a photo of the truck I currently drive.
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