I am now in my mid thirties (34 at time of writing) and was in to CB radio when i was 13. I had UHF (477mhz australian cb band) and 11metres as young guy, but somewhere i decided that getting a ham licence was too hard and had a 20 year hiatous.
Got my Foundation licence in 2006 as VK2FUND and less than a year later I was able to upgrade to the Standard licence with callsign VK2LSB, which does get a lot of comments and I love it dearly. Dont know why i didnt do it earlier. having loads of fun.
I did 2007 international lighthouse weekend at an island off Brisbane in Australia and picked up a New zealand lighthouse and about 5 Australian lighthouses. this is one of my ham career highlights.
I dont have much space at the home QTH so the antennas are limited to 2m and 70cm. HF is very dificult, but i am working on it. Instead I do have a weekender QTH in Ulladulla about 3 hours drive south of Sydney and this is where my HF dx work comes from. I currently have an 80m inverted V, and am planning a 40m inverted V from the same feed.
I'm really looking forward to the bands livening up as the sunspots become more active. I remember what it was like when i was a teenager and 11m was full of europe, canada, Us stations like they were sitting in your shack.
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