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I first got my Novice licence back in the 1980s, but I ended up taking a 20 year break from the hobby and let the licence lapse. Beginning of 2011, I decided to get back into ham radio. I still remembered some things from my Novice days, and my training is in Electrical Engineering, so I did some revision and went straight for the full call. Since then I've been having a ball playing catch-up!

Some of my recent activities:

  • I am a member of the Manly Warringah Radio Society. This is a great bunch of people, with wide-ranging knowledge and experience. I am also a member of HADARC, but unfortunately I find it difficult to make it to the meetings very often.
  • working on my CW skills which, with my fairly modest station, allows me to work further than I could with SSB alone.
  • The VK QRP Club has a weekly CW Net which is a lot of fun, and I check in to the Sunday Morning CW Net when I get a chance.
  • HF digital modes: modes like PSK31, JT65, Oliviaand Thor really help you to get the best from your station. It is also fun to use WSPR and PropNet to see how far your signal propagates around the world.
  • In line with my interest in CW/QRP/digimodes, I have recently acquired an Elecraft KX3, which is not only a great little portable rig, but is also my rig of choice when operating from home.
  • APRS: APRS is maybe less interesting in this day and age of 3G smart phones with built-in GPS, but it is still fun to dig down into the protocoland play with it.
  • Packet Radio has seen somethingof a decline since the Internet has really taken off, but there are still a few operators around. Why not send me a message to my packet BBS at VK2RQ@VK2RQ.#SYD.NSW.AUS.OC, or check out my BBS directly (check APRS for details)
  • Kit building -- in my Noice days, I had built a few very simple kits, so I thought I'd try my hand at some more complex ones. I built a SW40+ 40m CW QRP radio, with a freq mite and pico keyer to go with it. I have also built a VK5JST Antenna Analyser, and some Softrock Software Defined Radio kits. Most recently I tackled an Elecraft K2 kit, which is a great radio, and being through-hole construction, lends itself well to mods and experimentation.
  • D-STAR: this is an interesting mode to play with. I can hit the local repeater VK2RWN from home, and also have a DVAP and DVDongle to provide more flexibility and avenues for experimentation.
  • SKCC #8825, NAQCC #5857, VK QRP #817, FISTS #14154
  • Member of ILERA, the International League for Esperanto speaking Radio Amateurs.

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