It all started as a boy when I discovered the shortwave bands on a general coverage valve receiver & was intrigued to hear those far away places come rolling in to be picked up by a piece of wire strung up in the air. Finally got my license in the late 70's & operated now & then in between family, work & other pastimes.
I am living in the city of Townsville, located on the north east coast of Australia & now have more time to be active, on 40m - 6m, mostly phone & digital modes with my main focus on chasing DX. My other main interest is homebrewing qrp gear.
Equipment consists of an Icom IC-7600 running through an Tokyo Hy-power linear to help in the pile-ups.
Antenna is a 3 element tribander with a parasitically coupled 2 element yagi for 6m. A triband dipole for 30,17 & 12m is interlaced with the tribander & an inverted vee gets me on 40.
Thanks for the QSO's good DX & 73's------ Rob
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