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VK0EK, Heard Island 2015

I was a radio operator on the VK0EK Heard Island Expedition during March/April 2016.  While on the Braveheart to/from the island, I was active as ZL/AE0EE/MM.

QSL info: LOTW strongly preferred for contests, and all contacts are uploaded within 1-2 weeks, often faster.  No preference about LOTW/paper for non-contest contacts.  Buro is ok.

ZL/AE0EE/MM QSL info: The QSL cards for ZL/AE0EE/MM are printed, and are being filled in and sent out.  ZL/AE0EE/MM contacts are now on LOTW.  Paper QSL via home call.

QTH info:  Give me a call and find out where I am!


Originally licensed Dec. 2012 in California as AG6RB, AE0EE since July 2014.


I'm most often found on HF, and enjoy a mix of CW and SSB (mostly CW).  I occasionally dabble in the digital modes (RTTY, JT65, JT9), satellites (including the ISS), and meteor scatter.  I have given several presentations to local clubs on topics ranging from simple portable antennas to propagation tools.  A presentation on the VK0EK DXpedition to Heard Island is being prepared, as well as a talk focused on the science done on the expedition.

For the first 18 months after I was licensed, I primarily operated the University of California, Berkeley club station, W6BB.  That gave me a chance to find out what parts of ham radio I am most interested in, and put the limited budget toward those interests.

Because of my apartment living situation, most of my operations are portable, either at the local park for a few hours (during good weather) or a cabin with electricity for a long weekend.  I have designed, built, measured, and modeled a resonant feedline dipole antenna [8 MB pdf] cut for 40 m, and it can be slightly modified to handle 15 m as well, though with a slightly higher SWR.  I have also built similar antennas for 20 and 10 m, as well as a standard/fan dipole for 80/160 m.  For 6 m I built a portable Moxon.

Upcoming operations:

Minnesota QSO Party (AE0EE), Le Sueur County, Feb. 4, 2017.


Places I have been with the portable station:

  • AE0EE and AG6RB/0, St. Peter, Le Sueur County, MN, EN34 (typical contest/winter operating location)
  • AE0EE and AG6RB/0, Minneapolis, MN, EN34
  • AG6RB/VE3, Northern Ontario, EO20
  • W1AW/0, Southeastern North Dakota, EN16, with K0BBC and W0ZF
  • AE0EE, Northeastern South Dakota, EN15, for SS CW 2014, 2015
  • AE0EE, Northeastern South Dakota, EN15, for SS SSB 2014 (using K0BBC's portable rig), 2015
  • AE0EE/R, Wisconsin QSO Party 2015, with K0BBC (using K0BBC's mobile rig)
  • AE0EE, Richland County, ND, EN16
  • AE0EE, Pike Island, MN, EN34, with K0BBC (MN100, US Islands)
  • K0BBC/R, VHF rover EN34 to DN75, with K0BBC and W0ZF (video from DN75)
  • AE0EE, Raspberry Island, St. Paul, MN, EN34, with K0BBC (US Islands MN007R; NPOTA RV04)
  • AE0EE, Nicollet Island, Minneapolis, MN, EN34 (US Islands MN006R; NPOTA RV04)
  • W0ZF/R, VHF rover June 2016, with K0BBC and W0ZF


My equipment:

  • Yaesu FT-857d (with W4RT CW and SSB filters)
  • Feedline dipoles for 40 (and 15), 30, 20, and 10 m
  • Dipole for 80, 160 m
  • 6 m portable Moxon
  • Porta-paddle
  • Straight key
  • Vibroplex original bug
  • 20 W foldable solar panel
  • 10 Ah LiFePO4 battery
  • Tuner
  • HT for 2 m and 70 cm FM, APRS
  • HT for 220 MHz FM
  • Several small antennas for 2 m and 70 cm
  • Antenna analyzer
  • QRPme Li'l Squall transceiver (80, 40, 30, 20 m crystals, 400 mW)


  • Pacificon 2015: Defeating The Apartment Curse
  • Mining ARC, Jan. 2016: National Parks On The Air
  • QCWA Minneapolis, Sept. 2015: VK0EK [Preview]
  • Bloomington [MN] Amateur Radio Assn: Simple antennas, propagation
  • Various venues: The VK0EK DXpedition


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