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Hi All  I have moved to South Australia and changed my callsing to VK5XDX

I am Olgierd using an abbreviation Oly in cw world. I will qsl 100 % via bureau on demand end direct if an equivalent of return postage sent otherwise returnig qsl card will be sent via bureau.

Yes I came back to hamradio in June 2011 after 15 years of absence. Gliding was the guilty hobby which has fascinated me in that time. I have flown 950 hours in Standard and Club Class and covered about 35000 km of total of cross country flying in competitions and badges chasing. In September 2002 I fulfilled last condition for Gliding Diamond Badge climbing to 23000 ft in LS4a glider above Mt.William in Grampians in stratospheric mountain wave . 

Mt.William can be seen on a photo below

LS4a was my favorite glider (photo below taken on Porepunkah airfield near Mt.Buffalo Victoria)


I became  interested in hamradio in about 1968 back in SP joining Scouts Amateur Radio Club SP3ZAC (that club still exists). In 1971 I got my first licence and callsing SP3GRJ. My bro Konrad SP3GZJ got his licence at the same time

My friend Zbyszek SP3BTT and my bro Konrad SP3GZJ somewhere in SP after wild mushrooms picking.

Konrad and I share passion for flying. He is a paraglider pilot.

We have spent countless number of hours oprating ex-army equipment modified for hamradio bands (some of rigs as 10RT have been salvaged from decommissioned russian tanks). Below RBM1 (property of Club SP3ZAC ) one of ex army radio  we have used to operate .

At the beginning of 80's during the trouble time I packed my strait key left SP and went to look for new home. I am very thankful to Australia for welcoming me into. I love this country. I become naturalised Ozy two yeas after arrival. I 1984 was licensed as VK5ADX . In my case I was first hamradio operator from behind Iron Curtain licensed in South Australia. Now I am Melbourne living on Mt. Dandenong Rangers in Kalorama about 495 m asl. It is quiet QTH with sloping ground good for hamradio operation. I use only 100 watts into 80m vertical delta loop on all hf bands (except 160m- no antenna yet) and 6/6 yagi on 6m band.

6m has become my favorite band

I have build my LFA yagis based on 4NEC2 model .


My first 6m DX QSO was JA station completed on 5 ele temporary yagi fixed to the balustrade of the deck.

CW is my favorite mode in which I operate the most.  I often listen to QRQ CW on  7020.3MHz. I am not that fast as them but I set the target of 30 wpm at first to achieve.

I have moved to South Australia in December 2014. I am using VK3XDX/5 callsing until I will get new one. Most likely it will be VK5XDX. My temporary antenna for 6m  is 5 ele yagi attached to Hills hoist (12ft up only). That makes my missus unhappy. :(

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