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My interest in radio stems back to my childhood, watching and listening as my father tuned in overseas broadcasts on a small transistor radio. The sound of foreign signals propagating over the rim of the Earth holds a strong fascination to this day.






During the 70’s, my teenage years, a school friend introduced me to CB radio. Early mornings were spent cycling to his home, hoping to hear a long distance station. Starting with an AM radio, I eventually upgraded to SSB. Pictured is the last 27 MHz tranciever I owned.
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I was first licensed as a novice in 1985 as VK3NAD, later gaining my limited call VK3KWP and finally my full call in 1987 as VK3EBM. I finally changed to my vanity call sign VK3OJ, which will hopefully remain with me until my amateur days are over.
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My QTH is far from an ideal radio location. Situated in a valley and restricted by space, my directional antennas are limited to 20, 15 and 10 meters. I also operate inverted V’s for 80 and 40 meters.






My passion is HF radio with a focus on
20 metres. I have owned a variety of radios over the years, including the FT107, TS440S, IC775 and FT1000MP. 2013 saw significant changes to the shack.

The shack prior to 2013.
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My other interest is photography and some of my work can be seen on the link below. Take a look and feel free to comment.

http://www.treklens.com/members/otherpete/

 

 

If you hear me calling CQ please say hello.

 

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