Hi Welcome to VK3MEG's page.
My name is Steve nice to meet you
I'm located in Melton South Victoria grid QF22GG
CQ ZONE 30 AND ITU ZONE 59
Active mainly on on the higher bands 20m 15m and especially 10m also qrv on 80m,40m I also play on 6m,2m and 70cm.
If any one tells you this is a bad sun spot cycle they aren't on the radio enough I have worked this year 2014 till 1st december 139 countries on 10m from vk3 not the easiest place in the world to work 10m dx.
Now getting my CW skills up so if we have a qso on cw and I'm very short only report etc I'm sorry I love to chat but cw is new for me so difficult still using a decoder and cw keyer but i'm on a fast track to learning the code properly. 25 countries worked on cw now chasing dxcc on cw another challange in this great Ham radio hobby.
Hi having issues with lotw certificate so if your waiting for confirmation it might take a while if yor in a hurry for a confirmation send my manager Joe a card W3HNK he will send one back pretty quick.
current I have worked DXCC on 3 bands 20,15 and 10m just need some confirmations for 15m
10M is my passion band (176 worked) while conditions are there we have been fortunate to have had some great openings and even lp African contacts which with 100 watts is pretty exciting my license only allows me to work the non warc bands. I'm studying to upgrade later in the year but the older you get the harder it becomes.
Im an active dx'er and love contests.
Working conditions are Yaesu ft 920 barefoot with heil proset elite headset
IC 7100. for weak signal work with sm30 mic
Tet emtron TE 53 tribander 20,15,10m dipoles and g5rv for 40m and 80m
Also now a delta loop for 40m so a better signal on 40m.
Here is a reason for the great signal with 100 watts.
My new antenna 5 element Tet Emtron TE 53.
an Australian Handmade antenna which has been proven overtime to be a great performer
Its proving to be a great addition to the station.
Sometimes you might be getting a weaker signal from me as I might be operating from my shed with a 1/4 wave for 10m or a verticle for other bands. i have a radio on when there.
My radio experience goes a back 30 years but it was a couple of years ago I was made aware that I could get my amateur license with out cw
I enjoy chasing dx and traveling the world through amateur radio. I appreciate all contacts and will listen for the weak signal cause I was one once and still remember. mainly SSB .
I upload to lotw and eqsl weekly and have W3HNK as my QSL manager.
My eqsl a picture taken by me of the Ghan railway line in outback Australia just off the Stuart hwy South Australia.
Check out my club clog sheet at the bottow of the page to see my country count and to check if your in my log it takes a few days for qso's to be uploaded sometimes.
I also play the CQ DX marathon as I find it keeps the interest up while chasing the new one Last year 184 countries so far this year about
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