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Amateur Radio is full contact .

Please confirm our contact by sending me your QSL Card Direct, Eqsl  or  LoTW. I need our contact confirmed to gain an award. This includes VK and ZL contacts, so please confirm our contact. 

I do like to Receive QSL Cards, if you dont have a QSL Card a Local Postcard or homemade card will be fine. As long as it has both callsigns, utc date / time and reports on it, thats fine. Also if you want a QSL Card for your collection please do not hesitate to ask, all QSL requests will be honoured.

My Grid Square Reference QG50nq  

Inverell Shire  IS-2

ITU Zone 59            CQ Zone 30            

A big Thank You to all who have confirmed our contact, it means a lot to me. 

VK2VW was issued to me in April 2009, my first call was VK2HFI issued January 2004.

My Station consists of Icom 756 pro3, Kenwood TS570, Kenwood TS520S hybrid valve/tube transceiver, Icom 706 Mk2 g, Kenwood TR 9000, Ameritron AL-811H amplifier, Heil GM5, Multi band Vertical antenna, Half wave dipole.

My main interest is DX, I QSL 100% and look forward to receiving your card,  Eqsl, or LoTW.  Direct QSL preffered or through bureau, (bureau is a lot slower). I am trying for the DXCC and other awards, and you can help by sending me your QSL card Thank You.

My Awards include QRZ Continents of the World,  IARU WAC Award 20m Phone, IARU Region 3 Award with Silver and Gold 20m  phone, ALARA Award, Sota Chaser 100, 250, 500 and 1000 Points Awards, WWFF Hunter Awards for 10, 44, 88, 132, 176, 220, 264, 308 Parks Worked. VKFF Hunter Awards for 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 75 Parks Worked. VKFF Honour Roll for 100, 125, 150, 175, 200, 225, 250, 275, 300 Parks Worked.

I am an active Hunter in WWFF (World Wide Flora and Fauna) and VKFF (Australian Flora and Fauna) Awards Program. Working  Radio Amateurs who are  Operating Portable Stations in National Parks, State Recreation Parks and State Conservation Areas. After working an amount of different parks, a Certificate is Awarded. It can be very challenging, and it's nice to receive a certificate, at all the different levels of acheivment.

 I encourage everyone to work some parks or better still go out and activate a Park in your area, i look forward to working you portable one day.

I am also an active Sota  (Summits On The Air) Chaser working portable stations who operate from Hill and Mountain Tops. Each location is worth a certain amount of points, which you accumulate, and at certain amounts Certificates of Achievment are Awarded. Sometimes a SOTA location is in a VKFF park, two birds with one stone so to speak.

My QTH is a small town in northern New South Wales. .Ashford is a small village situated in the north-west on the Northern Tablelands of the state of New South Wales. The New England rural village of Ashford lies within the broad sunlit lands 748 km north of Sydney, 500 km south west of Brisbane, close to the Queensland border. Ashford is 430 metres above sea level and located 56 km north of Inverell on a major arterial road, connecting the Gwydir and Bruxner highways through to the Queensland border.

History of Ashford, "Frazer's Creek" Post Office was established in 1853 and renamed Ashford in 1863. The first police station was opened in 1864 and the first school in 1868.

Today, Ashford is a small community with a K-12 public school, basic shops, churches, and recreation and entertainment facilities, including a swimming pool, golf course and bowling club. It is the hub of a large agricultural area, an active retirement community, and regional tourism. Local attractions include Pindari Dam on the Severn River, MacIntyre Falls, and Ashford Caves at Kwiambal National Park.

Fred Ward the bushranger known as "Thunderbolt" rode in the area in 1867. Primary industries in the town over the years included tobacco farming and a local coal mine though each of these have ceased.

Today, the surrounding areas are used for sheep and cattle farming.

My other interests include the preservation of valve/tube broadcast receivers, particularly bakelite mantle sets. I am a member of the Historical Radio Society of Australia. The restoration of vintage and classic vehicles and machinery (motorcycles, stationary and traction engines) and Prospecting for Gold and precious stones to name a few.

We are not strangers, we are friends who have never met.

Thank you for looking me up,

Good luck, Good health and Good DX.

73, Brett VK2VW

Pictured is my 1941 Harley Davidson WLD, I restored this bike in 1995.

 

                                                     

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