Thanks for taking the time to look me up on QRZ.com, and thanks for the contact.
My previous call-sign was VK4KAC.
I would love to receive your QSL card but please if I had a chat with you via "Echolink or IRLP and you send a QSL card mark it as IRLP or Echolink not 2m or 70cm. As I will look ito my logs and if your not there you get rejected.
All QSO's get a QSL in some form, as all QSO details are logged and uploaded to both my LoTW account & QRZCQ for both VK4KAC & VK4KX, I use ACL logging software by N3FJP .
Married with 3 kids, I have lived on the Sunshine Coast of Queensland since 1981 and spent most of my life in the Pacific region
I have lived in several countries since I was 4 years old and they include:
Fiji (3D2) - Suva, Lautoka, Ba, Naviti.
Vanuatu - Port Vila (YJ)
Western Samoa - Apia, (5W1)
Solomon islands -Honiara, & Auki (H44)
England- Worthing, (G land)
PNG - Port Moresby(P29).
New Zealand - Whangaparoa & Rotorua (ZL)
Visited, Hong Kong, New Caledonia, USA /Hawaii, France, Belgium.
Radios :HF & 6m - Kenwood TS480 HX, IC706 MKIIG HF also used on 2M & 70CM SSB
Kenwood TR751A / 2M FM & SSB, Kenwood TM-241 (2m FM) & Kenwood TM-742 tri band FM, Maki Denki 23cm all mode transverter.
Tuners are: Kenwood AT-250, Emtron Eat 300A, Icom AT-180, SG-230.
Amps are an Ameritron ALS-500 HF, 2m amps are Microwave Modules 200w, Tokyo High Power 180w.
I enjoy working DX in the 80/75m DX window and following the "Grey Line DX" I enjoy 40m DX and 160m at times as well, I just like to work DX on any band that's open at the time, 10m, 12m, 17m, 20m. I also enjoy working DX on 6m, 2m, and 70cm and 2m SSB via AE. (Aircraft Enhancement Propagation)
I like making my own antennas and have also made some for other amateurs. I have made 6m yagis, 2m long yagis mono band yagis for 10, 15 & 20m. On 80m I have a vertically polarised diamond shaped quad loop - corner fed with 75 ohm RG 11u, 2 verticals and a variety of other wire antennas.
The ground slopes away from my shack towards the sea about 25 kilometres away, a lot can be said for "Ground Slope effect". Apart from my ground mat I have a counter[poise wire around the perimeter of my yard, I'm glad I did that when copper wire was cheaper.
My commercial antennas are a A-33, 3 el tribander, 6 el ATN Log periodic 13-30mhz , all other bands are home made
My QTH is on a ridge / spur looking down the Bli Bli valley heading North east and South West from my QTH, and unfortunately I have the usual urban QRN.
I have 3 separate 1/4 acre blocks under 1 title with a 6m x 3m shack in the back yard, there is enough room for a couple towers with a variety of antennas, and a 9 hole golf course that backs onto my QTH that I would love to put some antennas on.
I look forward to working you again, hopefully on 80m as I am working on my 80m DXCC and 80m WAZ., QSL via the Bureau, Direct mail or E-QSL, if you can do it a couple of green stamps or the new IRC'S always help, I will just pass them on for the next DX-pedition card.
Thanks for taking the time to look me up and I look forward to the next contact with you.
If you get a chance have a look at http://www.pacific-dxers.com and make a donation to the next big DXpedition if you can
73. de VK4KX Bernie
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