Hi Welcome to VK3MEG's page.
My name is Steve
cw name Meg short for Meggala ( long story there)
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.
6m,2m amd 70cm are getting used quite a bit now. i can only transmit on above 52 mhz but i can run split there where i call on 52.100 or 52.300 for ja and listen to 50.150. this is easier when other stations are use tightly tuned 50 mhz antenna's. 2m is 9 element LFA from Inova antennas and 100w, 70cm is 35w and 13 element atn antenna
If any one tells you this is a bad sun spot cycle they aren't on the radio enough I worked in 2014 144 countries on 10m with 100w from vk3 using my 5 ement tet emtron tribander 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 (178 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.
You might remember the big yagi I had the 5 element tet a great antenna unfortunately the boom of the antenna got damaged when lowering it so my antenna has had a hair cut ........................... back to 3 elements hmm I have to work harder. I was planning to possibly bring it back to 4 elements but this forced my hand it will be a challenge and I dont think I'll be working much lp Africa on 10m this year but who knows I had a big year chasing dx last year 207 countries 40 zones so going to focus this year on cw which is coming along nicely. and the final upgrade for my license . I'm also enjoying 6m which is a new challenge.
I chased the CQ DX Marathon Last year and finished 4th outright in Oceania only using 100w ssb only and the non warc band total score was 252 as a raw score. waiting for my world placing in the ssb class.
I have 20 years of dxing left so I have plenty of time to work the ones left about 100 coutnries if I work them all what will I have to look forward to :)
my current setup ic7100 plus ic7200 3 element tribander, 40m delta loop and various dipoles and verticals
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.
Final total for cqdx marathon last year was 212 plus 40 zones with the big TET te 5-3 antenna 144 on 10m all ssb with 100w. now to see how I go this year with only 3 elements in the limited class
I'm in the transport industry and my hours are long I enjoy my time on the radio and tinkering like most hams do.
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