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First licensed as VK2YCM in 1974, I then went on and added VK2NGP as I was teaching Novice classes and decided I needed to actually have the qualification.

In 1978 I upgraded to VK2BXD. I was living in Coolamon, NSW in those days and as I lived on a hill I began to enjoy 2M SSB. During the 1990s VK2YW became available and I decided to upgrade to a 2 letter call.

These days I live on 6 acres on the outskirts of the city of Wagga Wagga and whilst it is much lower in altitude I can still make reasonable distances on 2M.

My ham interests include 2M SSB and since retiring I have been trying to get my CW speed back up to something more respectable than the 10WPM I achieved back in the 70's. I am a WIA Assessor and enjoy assisting prospective members of our hobby get their licence. Otherwise general ragchewing on HF, particularly overseas. I dont particularly enjoy just swapping signal repeorts and names and QSL'ing - far prefer to chat and find out a bit about the other person and where they come from.

Also enjoy learning some of the newer digital modes - one of these days I will have some proper contacts instead of just listening.

Equipment these days includes an Icom IC9100 for HF, 6M and 2M, IC7200 for 6m mostly and IC7400 for 2m. Antenna for HF is a G5RV - home brewed and working quite well even if I do say so myself. On 6m I have a vertical and for 2M I have an ATN 10 element cross beam. (Vertical and Horizontal)

Family wise - I am married with 4 children who have all left home. Since retiring in 2011 I have found I have less time than before but I am thoroughly enjoying it!

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QRZ Logbook Summary for - VK2YW
Latest Contacts for VK2YW at QRZ.com
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HS0ZHC 2014-10-25 20m SSB OK17gi Thailand Ralph Browne
VK3TCX 2014-10-14 40m SSB QF32vh Australia Ian Hoffman
VK5YX 2014-10-12 2m FM PF94gw Australia HANS J. SMIT
VK5WCC 2014-10-12 40m SSB QF02ej Australia WC COATES
VK3FOWL 2014-09-07 40m SSB QF22nc Australia Julie Gonzales
VK3FOWL 2014-07-11 40m SSB QF22nc Australia Julie Gonzales
VK3FOWL 2014-05-25 40m SSB QF22nc Australia Julie Gonzales
VK2FJPR 2014-05-14 40m SSB JJ00aa Australia John Robertson
VK2FFLL 2013-06-04 80m SSB QF34qx Australia Craig Heathcote
VK3HRA 2013-05-26 40M SSB QF22ah Australia Allen R Harvie
SM1ALH 2012-04-01 17m SSB JO97ii Sweden ERIC JONSSON
M3YXH 2011-11-20 2m FM JO00gu England Gordon Sweet
ZL3DOC 2011-05-08 20m SSB RE78kp New Zealand Daniel O'Connor
KI6AHH 2010-07-31 70cm FM DM34ss United States Anthony S Jackson Goyette
VK3HJ 2007-07-16 160m SSB QF22it Australia LUKE A STEELE

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