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Hello , Thats my little mate Phoebe checking out 15m for me😄

See also my blog at:http://vk6eh.blogspot.com

My name is Wayne Johnson (VK6EH), I live in Perth, Western Australia. I was born in the northern part of New Zealand and upon passing my RAE in 1976 was issued the callsign ZL1THA (Technicians class for 144 mhz and above) I later passed the then 12WPM cw test and was issued the callsign ZL1DP,following a year of operation on 80m re-sat and passed another test of 12 wpm cw and gained the full licence, I held this call till 1988 when my family and I moved to Western Australia.

On application in Australia I was granted Full Call status and issued the call VK6BDP, I later (about 1993) applied for a 2 letter call and was issued with VK6EH.


I have a keen interest in homebrew and also DX and contest operation, I am a member of the Northern Corridor Radio Group, VK6ANC, this club is active on all HF amateur bands and has a strong group of some very accomplished DX and Contest operators, we also have a very impressive 'Antenna Farm' and a very well equipt Radio shack.

Other interests include woodwork and geneology.

My Station comprises an Icom IC7800 transceiver, a home built linear amplifier, Antennas are a 5 band trap vertical by DX Engineering and a TET Emtron 2 element triband yagi. Because of some fairly stringent local bylaws regarding amateur antennas I have a crank-up system for the yagi which allows me to lower the mast into the ground when not in use.


Here are some pics from around my QTH.

The first picture is a shot of my amplifier while under construction, it uses 2 GI7BT (Russian) triodes configured in grounded grid, completed now it operates well with no suprises, a very easy and stable amplifier to get going.

The next show my antennas, a 2 el, tri-band yagi (Galahs love it!!), next, the crank up tower system which allows me to raise and lower my 10m mast as required. there is an 8m hole bored beneath the assy that you can see, this is lined with a pvc pipe into which the mast retracts when not in use (Thanks to my friend Gerald VK6XI for welding up this assy)

So far the neighbours have accepted my setup and I can enjoy some operation from home.

There's a shot of my babies who rule the roost around here, sadly the white dog (Dayna) passed away in June 2012.

The remaining pictures are progress shots of the amplifier chassis




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