I"ve been a ham since 2001. I had been on CB for over 20yrs and with out the help of some local hams in vk2 I would still be there . Thanks Pete VK2ALL (SK) , Nev VK2DR (SK) , Den VK2XAR(SK) 6/9/14 , AND Bruce VK2WWW .Thanks to Wayne VK4ARW for his help with the tower & Antennas
MY STATION: KENWOOD TS-590 with SO3 TCXO & Heil proset (hc-4)
Tuner: Palstar AT2K
Amplifier: Ameriton AL-811Hx wth 4 x 572b tubes
ANTENNA'S:Mosley classic CL-33m Tri-bander, Traped wire dipole for 40/80m
Tower: 13.7m Nally 2 stage wind up tilt over ,Spid rotator.
Vhf/Uhf : KENWOOD TS-2000 with MC-60
ringo ranger,10 element beam,5 element beam for 6mtrs .
Weather Station: La Crosse. I am a storm spotter for the Bureau of Meteorlogy www.bom.gov.au
Radio Clubs: President of the Darling Downs Radio Club 2014/2015 http://ddrci.webs.com/
W.I.A : Member , DXCC (wia) #00548
QTH: ALLORA about 150Km South West of Brisbane on the darling downs,Pop: about 1000, Industry: Farming,seeds,corn,onions,potatoes,dairy(milk)
I do like contesting (with my small gun station) Low pwr 100 watts or less(not qrp) . Contest cerificates I have are 2004 WPX SSB (rookie all band oceania)
2004 WPX 1st place (low pwr ,SSB,single operator ,all band,Australia) 2005 WPX 1st place SSB ,low pwr(single operator all band Australia) 2005 & 2008 IARU 1St place (single operator,phone only-low pwr-Australia- zone 59, 2008 JIDX Phone all band low power #5 in oceania #1 in Austraila
My Working Life: Left School at 15 did a few labourig jobs for a few years, Worked as a armed security officer and security control room officer (alarms) for Intertan Australia (Tandy/Radio shack).I then worked as a meat worker had an industry accident in 1998 and had to have my spine fused and lost most of the feeling in my toes so Im now on a disability pension.
My Family: Xyl Christine, Sarah(27),Luke(24) Hayley(13) and 1 Grand daughter Hannah(2)
My Other Interest: Motor sport,Drag racing,Hot Rods,Car Shows,BBQ's
Web Page: http://freewebs.com/vk4sp/
�Please QSL DIRECT ONLY,NO MONEY NEEDED ,NO eQSL, I DONT USE QRZ LOG BOOK
My new tower as of 3/2/15 .13.7m
The old tower
10 elements on 2mtr, 5 elements on 6mt, and Mosley Classic CL-33m tri-bander 13/2/15
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