Thanks for taking the time to look me up on QRZ.com, and thanks for the contact.
I still QSL Direct if required, which is getting expensive @ $3.00 postage per card, EQSL or Bureau is ok, and all QSO's get logged and uploaded to LoTW, QRZ.com log, 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.
10X International 62236 , Springbok 382, Shire SC4
Tuners, Amps & antennas :
What I like to do on radio
My QTH is on the lower edge of the Blackall Range looking over Nambour and down the Bli Bli valley with a North Easterly through South Westerly 345 degree view.
The ground slopes away from my shack towards the sea about 25 kilometres away. (Grownd Slope Effect)
Apart from my ground mat I have a counter-poise wire around the perimeter of my property and multiple earth rods for station grounding.
I have 3 separate 1/4 acre blocks under 1 title with my shack in the back yard, and my house is an old Queenslander that we have slowly been renovating and have built verandahs on 3 sides. In the yard there is enough room for a couple of towers with a variety of antennas.
I look forward to working you again, hopefully on 80m..
QSL via the Bureau, Direct mail or E-QSL, if you can afford it a couple of green stamps will help, I will just pass them on for the next DX-pedition card.
I am Club President for the 2016 year with the Sunshine Coast Amateur Radio Club, of which I have been a member since November 1981. The club is one of the largest in Queensland.
Club web site www.vk4wis.org
I am married with 3 kids and have lived on the Sunshine Coast of Queensland since 1981 but befor moving here I spent most of my younger life in the Pacific islands region doing a lot of travel with my parents and older sister.
I have been a keen four wheel driver since I was 19 and have worked as a 4wd Tour Guide taking passengers to Fraser Island, Moreton Island and out West to places like Carnarvon Gorge, I have been accross the Simpson Desert with a Tag-Along Tour operator These days I am specialised driver trainer conducting 4wd and Tow-Ed training with Getabout Training Australia. http://www.getabout.edu.au
I also enjoy fishing and can act as a guide if you come visit my area fishing for Tailor on the beaches between Teewah and Rainbow Beach as well as Fraser island in winter. During the summer months I like to head South accross the Qld / NSW border and raid the Trout streams of the New South Wales Northern Highlands for Rainbow and Brown trout, or the Norther rivers for Cod or Bass.
I lived in several countries since I was 4 years old and they include:
Vanuatu - Port Vila (YJ)
Western Samoa - Apia, (5W1)
Solomon islands - H44 Honiara Guadalcanal and Auki Malaita province
England- Worthing, (G land)
PNG - Port Moresby(P29)
New Zealand - Whangaparoa & Rotorua (ZL)
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
1 of My QSL designs from a photo near Marcoola here on the Sunshine Coast
In 1993 & 1995 - First place in the John Moyle Memorial Field Day contests as a single op 24hr portable all band with my old callsign VK4KAC. On the front of the Toyota Land Cruiser is a home-brew 6el - 6m yagi & a 10 el 2m Yagi at the top. Over on the fence is a 4el 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 vertical 2m beam below it.
Bands of operation were 80m, 15m, 10m, 6m, 2m, 70cm.
Over the other side of the fence is a cliff going down to an old quarry, and I stood on that fence putting that antenna up, if I had fallen...............!
Thanks for stopping by, best 73 de VK4KX. Bernie
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