Thanks for taking the time to look me up on QRZ.com, and thanks for the contact.
To combine my love of fishing 4 wheel driving and amateur radio I am starting a business conducting Guided fishing and 4wd tours with the addition of Portable HF operations from my vehicle, so keep an eye out for my web address to appear here soon. You never know, if you like fly fishing for trout and the great outdoors and portable HF you might like to book with me sometime.
I QSL Direct which is getting expensive @ $2.60 postage per card, EQSL or Bureau is ok. All QSO's get logged and uploaded to LoTW, QRZCQ & Club Log.
Thanks to modern technology I now have DXCC as well as WPX as in the past I would not trust my cards to the postal system.
My QTH is on a ridge looking down the Bli Bli valley with a North Easterly through South Westerly outlook, 345 degree view and unfortunately I have the usual urban QRN.
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 property, I'm glad I did that when copper wire was cheaper.
I have 3 separate 1/4 acre blocks under 1 title with my shack in the back yard, and my house is an old 1930's Queenslander that we have slowly been rebuilding with verandahs etc, In the yard there is enough room for a couple of 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.
I am a Christian, having suffered for the last 28 years with a dibilitating medical condition I find my faith helps me to deal with it.
I am married with 3 kids and have lived on the Sunshine Coast of Queensland since 1981 and spent most of my life in the Pacific region.
I lived in several countries since I was 4 years old and they include:
Fiji (3D2) -We went to live in Fiji when I was 4 and spent most time in Suva, when my dad was a manager at Burns Philp. Over the years in Fiji he also managed BP's in Lautoka and Ba, and after leaving BP's and Fiji in 1972 he was later offered the position of manager at Naviti resort on the Coral Coast
Vanuatu - Port Vila (YJ) After Fiji for a couple of months
Western Samoa - Apia, (5W1) at the Tusitala Hotel resort where Dad & mum managed while I schooled at Samoa College, Apia.
Solomon islands -Honiara, & Auki (H44) Mum and Dad managed the business of the Laulasi trading company, the people of Laulasi living in the Lenga Lenga lagoon made their own islands from rocks over time to escape the mainland canabuls of Malaita. Shell money is made by the people of Laulasi and they worship and swim with sharks, believing their ancestors spirits dwell within the sharks.
England- Worthing, (G land) went to Saint Andrews College then worked at Eurotherm pty ltd on Electronics production line
PNG - Port Moresby(P29) Lived in the suburb of Gordans about 20 mins from Port Moresby and went to school at PMIH.
New Zealand - Whangaparoa & Rotorua (ZL) Mum and dad bought a Motel in Rotorua and we all worked the home business. I also worked full time in town and on weekends would take guests fishing for trout or hunting in the Tarawera district, one of my favourite areas.
Visited, Hong Kong, New Caledonia, USA /Hawaii, France, Belgium.
I have a much greater appreciation for life as a result of my travels and having lived in many countries; my schooling may have suffered but my education in cultures and geography would be hard to repeat. I really have my parents to be thankful for and if it wasn't for their lust for adventure and to see what was around the next corner I would not have had such great experiences.
Thanks for taking the time to look me up and I look forward to the next contact with you.
Finally have my DXCC through digital means, thanks to Lotw
Also obtained WPX via Lotw
This is my current Station (2012)
This was my first station in 1981with a Kenwood TS 520s.
My station in 1983 when we won the Americas cup
My station in 1991 consisted of a TS-680S & TS-140S
1 of My QSL designs
In 1994 unassisted, I gained 1st Place in the John Moyle Memorial Field Day contest as a single op 24hr as VK4KAC. On the front of the cruiser is a (HB) 6el - 6m yagi & a 10 el 2m Yagi at the top, over on the fence is a 3 el triband 10/15/20 with an 80m inv "V" at the top. To the rear of the van is a 2m 5/8th vertical with a 5 el 2m beam below it.
With my Hilux in 1988 on Fraser Island, fishing and DXing, what else is there?
1995 Fraser Island more Fishing and More Dxing, in the Land Cruiser with a modified commercial multi tap whip for HF
beautiful...say no more!
Thanks for stopping by, best 73 de VK4KX. Bernie
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