QSL to VK3CAT via the VK3 bureau please.
My interests in Amateur Radio are HF portable, 6 metre DX plus general HF operations. I am occasionally active on 2 metres SSB.
I achieved Worked All States on 2 metres in 1999. Other interests are with my family. I enjoy camping, four wheel driving & outback touring. I can encorporate radio into these hobbies. Also VKS737 - Mobile 5715. Member of the Toyota Landcruiser Club Victoria
More recently I have become an active SOTA chaser and now an activator. For activations I am using an Elecraft KX3 fully optioned that I assembeled from kit form. This has also led to a renewed intrest in CW - presently comfortable at 15WPM but struggle with pile ups! The main SOTA antenna is a 20 metre double extended zepp / doublet supported on a 7 metre squid pole. In May / June 2014 I activated from France as F/VK3CAT/P with an Alex loop antenna..
My Sota blog is http://vk3cat.wordpress.com/
The home station presently consists of 3 shortwave receivers DX300, FRG7 and FRG8800, the later with the VHF module and FRA and FRT7700 options.There are also 2 x Realistic scanners - a Pro 2006 and an old PRO2010
The main transceiver is a Yaesu FT847 with optional filters. I use this with the FL2100Z amplifier and FC902 tuner.
Antennas are: 6 element 6 metre yagi, 13 element 2 metre yagi, a fixed 70cm 13 element yagi, a Hidaka 3 element tri-band yagi and an open wire fed sort of horrizontal sort of full wave sort of delta shaped loop.
Local work is via a Yaesu FT2700RH dual band and comet GP15 co-linear. Nothing connected for 6 metres FM as the Plessy MTR8000 has cooked its PA..
In the work van I have an Icom IC706 2G and Opek whip, the Landcruiser has a Codan 8528 with 9350 auto tuner and a Yaesu FT1500M
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