Graeme VK4CAG XYL Angie
Born in Suffolk, England in 1945. Migrated to Australia in 1954. Lived mostly in Wollongong, N.S.W. Worked in the electronics & Communications industry until retirement in 2006. Married Angie in 1977, have one daughter and one grandson.
Licenced in 1968 as VK2AGV. Callsigns since then: VK4UQ, VK4ZI, VK1CAG, VK2CAG, now VK4CAG.
My station was all homebrew back in the 1960s & 1970s. My first commercial rig was a Yaesu FT101 used mainly as mobile.
I was inactive for around 30 years while working & bringing up the family, and now back to ham radio since retirement in 2006.
All bands 160metres to 70cm. Experimenting with digital modes.
My radios: Kenwood TS570S, Icom 756 PRO 111, Acom 1000 HF Linear amplifier, DigiMaster Pro computer interface. Icom IC910 for VHF/UHF. SM1000 for FREEDV digital voice.
My computer: Winlog32 running on Windows 8.1, Ham Radio Deluxe. DM70 digital program suite.
My antennas: 3-element Steppir with extra 6 metre element on a 15 metre one-man tower (electric winch lowers antenna to ground), double extended zepp (doublet) on 80 metres, dipoles on 40 metres & 160 metres at 20 metres high. Various other wire antennas.
I live on a country property surrounded by farms and bushland with abundant wildlife. There is no manmade QRM & no antenna restrictions making it a great location for working DX.
Chasing new countries & islands for DXCC and IOTA programs.
Tally as at January 2016: DXCC worked = 314, confirmed = 310 *** 5 band DXCC = 800+ ***
IOTA worked = 467, confirmed = 375
Thank you all who have confirmed our QSOs. For the others, I look forward to receiving yours.
VK4CAG, VK4TL & VK2KEY at Wyong field day Feb. 2006
Road signs near my QTH
TAME ANIMALS (Family pets)
The photos below were taken at Dayton 2006 with Gary VK2DJ and Steve VK2TSB
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