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Born in 1941, have had ham friends since 1958, listened on the side over many years.
Even built a 6m converter in 1960 to listen in to local traffic-
- (EF86 from memory, but couldn't keep it on frequency).

Due to my farming background I ended up with a long career in Agricultural research.
Retired about 10 years ago to a small Macadamia nut farm (4000 trees) on the north coast of New South Wales,
about 120 miles (200 km) south of Brisbane.

In 2010 my golf deteriorated to such an extent that I joined the Summerland AR club instead.
Did some study and was licenced VK2LGJ (Standard Licence). Thank goodness Morse was no longer required!
Upgraded to a full call (VK2WDD) in October 2011.

I now use an Elecraft K3, with a KPA500 linear when appropriate,and a P3 panadaptor,
into a G3TXQ designed broadband 6-band hexbeam (plug and play kit supplied by Leo Schoemaker (K4KIO)),
(20, 17, 15 ,12, 10, and 6m) at 15m (50ft) high turned by a Yaesu G_450 rotator. Great bang for buck.

I have inverted V's for 40 and 80m hanging off the tower.

I also use an FT-897 when away in the caravan (we winter in the tropics), and for occasional digital modes.

I enjoyed flying my ultralight aircraft ("my motor bike with wings") from the farm most Sundays until May of this year-- but only if the forecast winds were compatible with landing back in my small paddock again.

I flew it off my "airstrip" (see Detail / Satellite) for 15 years, but was advised to give it up as my eyesight had detiorated.

Ultralight safely back in hangar with macadamia harvester parked in front.

 

 

 

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