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My Name is Nick Hacko, VK2DX. I've got into amateur radio at the age of 13, and have been on air for over 35 years from various locations. ARRL A-1 Op since 2012.

I am an editor of www.DXing.Today - also know as 'The Voice of Urban DXer' : QTH-challenged amateurs who suffer high urban noise, antenna restrictions, plasma TV junk and countless other obstacles which makes DXing almost impossible. Yet, we still work DX and have fun on air!

DXing.Today focus on FT8 modes, 80m band, DX and IOTA news - and much more. It has been described as 'sophisticated DX tool for discerning DX chasers'. Arguably the smallest DX Bulletin int the world- however 100% of our subscribers are loyal and satisfied readers. If you would like to receive a FREE copy then please send and email to mail@DXing.Today .

Yearly subscription: USD $24 for 52 issues. Our bulletin is non-for-profit, money collected through subscription covers modest production and advertising costs. Your support is truly appreciated.

At www.DXing.Today we publish two "Who's Who" rank lists: ALL-BAND and 80m only. As FT8 is an ultimate 'Urban DXing' mode, both lists are JT-modes only. You are most welcome to submit your totals- just send your DXCC/WAZ/WAS/CHINA worked / confirmed totals to mail@DXing.Today.




























CHASING CHINA! There are 33 Chinese provinces to 'chase' and your score counts toward the final 'Who's Who' total. Chinese operators are enthusiastic, love to exchange QSL cards and promptly confirm contacts via LoTW. Feel free to download .xls logbook at www.DXing.Today/china and start having fun.

I LOVE paper QSL cards so if you have worked me, please send one either direct to QRZ address or via Joe, W3HNK.

Residing in Sydney since 1994. I am a watchmaker by trade and make living buying, selling, repairing and making my own mechanical watches.My interest in radio is diverse: from chasing IOTA, US Counties and DXCC to contesting and DXing on the low bands. I enjoy CW, but also spend tme listening and chasing NDBs, VLF/LF signals, DGPS,Time signals and SWL on broadcast bands.

If you are a mechanically minded person and have interest in fine watches than you may wish to visit my watchmaker's page: http://nickhacko.blogspot.com.au/.

Typical Urban DX setup: a small tribander, low band vertical and 2 EME yagi - all squeezed on a tiny city block.
I was born in Yugoslavia (now Serbia). This is my 'other home location'
which I share with my brother Brane. He is YU7U and my call is YU7XX.
The antenna on the picture below is our latest project:
3 element full size yagi for 40m band, setup in a quiet rural location
in Srem, Serbia.

















Ham activity:

VK2SSI 2015. OC-194 South Solitary Island (operator)

VK2DX 2011. Chasing "new ones" from home, mainly on CW. Utility, bizarre SWLing, time signals etc.

VK1AA/JA1 2011. (Multiple trips)QTH: near Tokyo.

YU7XX January 2011. LF operation from Serbia, Eu: bevrages, VLF, NDBs- great fun!

VK1AA/2 IOTA OC-223 Montague Island, April 17-20 2008.Total of 1716 QSO running 75W, vert. antenna, battery power.

VK1AA/2 Vaucluse Bay Lighthouse ARLHA # AUS-178 April 4, 2007:

VK1AA/2 IOTA OC-212 Broughton Island, February 25-28,2007. Total of 1105 QSO running 75W, vert. antenna, battery power.

VK1AA/2 Cremorne Point Lighthouse ARLHA # AUS-176 January 22, 2007:

VK1AA/2 Bradley Head Lighthouse ARLHA # AUS-243 January 14, 2007

VK1AA/4 Bundaberg, QLD 2001-2008.

H40XX Temotu Province, Solomon Island May 2002.

H44XX Solomon May 2002.

VK9WI Willis Island (operator) 2001.

VK9LX/9 Norfolk Island 2000.

VK9LX Lord Howe Island 1997-1999.

YU7XX - Serbia 1979-1994

Age 52, married, with one son Josh, VK2FJDX . Watch dealer. located in Sydney, Australia www.clockmaker.com.au

73 Nick VK2DX / VK1AA


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QRZ Logbook Summary for - VK2DX
Latest Contacts for VK2DX at QRZ.com
dedateband mode grid Country op
KC1GNH 2017-12-16 30m FT8 FN43MO63 United States Mark A Parent
DU7EYG 2017-11-18 80m FT8 PK10WH79 Philippines Jose Gerardo
WA0JIM 2017-10-12 80M DATA EM28su United States JAMES N LENCIONI
N0BQV 2017-10-12 80M DATA EM37fd United States Kevin O Moore
AG9S 2017-10-12 80M DATA EN61nq United States JAMES R SJOBERG, JR
K3VPZ 2017-10-12 80M DATA FM19OI United States CARL C NEMEC, JR
NA6L 2017-10-12 80M DATA DM12JR United States John S Vissat
DU2UXH 2017-10-12 20M DATA PK06HJ Philippines Maximo B. Barawid Jr.
JA0NFP 2017-10-12 20M DATA PM97lf Japan Shou SHOUICHI SATOU
JJ1DDT 2017-10-12 20M DATA PM95um Japan Koji Tomono
N4SEC 2017-10-11 17M DATA EM74uc United States Jim Paine
K9KA 2017-10-11 17M DATA EM55tn United States JOHN M SMITH
W7DRW 2017-10-11 17M DATA DM44VH United States Dennis R Wilkes

Book Totals: 103260 qso's   10758 confirmed Get a free logbook at QRZ.COM

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