(Please be aware I no longer hold logs for the YJ0DX operation in 1999 by VK4BKM, and am not associated with the operation in January 2010)
Active from 160m through 23cm - both SSB/CW. My activities are focused towards 6m and 10m DXing and contesting from QTH just to the north west of Brisbane city in grid QG62lp. VK4CZ is permitted 1KW on HF primary allocations under the new high power trial in VK.
Antenna system includes: 160m quarter wave sloper - 75m full-wave loop - 40m dipole - 20m 5 element mono yagi - 15m 5 element mono yagi - 10m 5 element mono yagi – 6m 9 element 6M2WLC yagi - 2m 12 element DL6WU yagi - 70cm 28 element DL6WU yagi - 23cm 36 DL6WU yagi - mounted across 3 towers. Plus 2.4GHz and 10GHz for field day and portable operation.
Tower #1: 5 element 14MHz yagi @ 23mAGL and 9 element 6M2WLC 50MHz yagi @ 25mAGL
Tower #2: 5 element 28MHz yagi @ 20mAGL, 40m dipole, 2/70 dual band vert (5el 15m yagi to br reinstalled here soon) Tower #3: 12el 144MHz, 28el 432MHz and 36el 1,296MHz yagis@ 15mAGL
Antenna layout (image from nearmap.com June 19, 2012).
The contest station is being designed primarily for SO operations, but a second operating position is available for M2 and potentially MM operation.
Take off 210 degrees - VK5, short path ZS and long path W. - Take off 75 degrees - short path W, and for moon rise.
For Field Days and whenever possible, I try to operate remotely from 4x4 only accessible hill-top locations using an FT-857D, VHF/UHF yagi's, microwave gear and an Ozi-pole portable antenna - please listen out for me!
In May 2008 I was fortunate to operate as DL/VK4CZ from the Dusseldorf Contest Club Station - DL0DX (picture below left). I now have a new appreciation of the environment that the western EU operators face on a day-to-day basis -let alone during major contest events - as the QRM and QRN experienced in the middle of western EU was amazing.
DL/VK4CZ @ DL0DX - May 2008
First licensed as VK2XGM in the mid-1980s, then as VK2JSR, VK4JSR and finally as VK4CZ.
VK2JSR circa. 1987
VK4CZ QSL Policy - direct prefered including a min. USD$2 (Postage ex VK typically $1.80 for JA and Asia and $2.35 for the USA and Europe). Contest QSLs via bureaus or card exchange services I can't guarantee that they'll be answered (I just get far too many!!). Logs are submitted to LotW.
Married (Wendy) with two children (Campbell and Gemma).
I look forward to meeting you on the bands.
For live discussion on HF/VHF/UHF propagation in VK & ZL go to - http://www.vklogger.com/
Last updated November 09, 2013 - Scott Watson VK4CZ
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