Advanced Class License (Australia).
This call-sign was issued in September 2013 (my previous Australian call-sign was VK3XIB)
I also hold a General Class license in the United States as N3IAN as I resided there in 2010 with regular visits since.
Member of the Warminster Amateur Radio Club (WARC) in Warminster, PA (K3DN.org) which is based about 30 kilometres north of the centre of Phiadelphia.
Retired officer in the Royal Australian Corps of Signals (RA Sigs).
Running Yaesu FT-450D with a Cushcraft MA6VA Vertical at around 6 metres and 100 watts. Also a G5RV Junior dipole at the shack QTH on Phillip Island Australia... Also run (occasionally) a Yaesu FT-101E classic boat anchor but beautiful radio...
Occasionally active on 80, 40 Metres and 20 Metres as well as the VK3 2M and 70cm repeaters and Echolink.
For D-Star, I now have a RPi and DVAP (2M) with ICOM ID-51+ I monitor REF3C and REF1C from time to time. I also have a DV Dongle. Occassionly on D-Star VK3RWN (Olinda) D-STar repeater.
I reguarly operate portable in the field with the FT450D/FT857D, selection of HF wire and whip antennas (including a Yaesu ATAS-120A) and Buddipole from my 4WD (Toyota Landcruiser 200 Series). I also have a Codan 9350 auto-tune antenna on the back of the Landcruiser which I use with the FT857D Mobile/Portable.
Photos below from a recent trip through the Tanami desert & Kimberley Region of Australia in the 4WD and Ultimate Off-Road Camper Trailer.
73 IanB de VK3IJB/N3IAN
Drysdale River Station in Western Australia (VK6)
Cable Beach Broome Western Australia (VK6)
Tanami Track near Northern Territory (VK8) and Western Australia (VK6) border
Codan 9350 mounted on rear of Landcruiser 200 TTD4.5
Operating Portable with Buddipole Victorian Alps
Tanami Desert bush camp with Ultimate Off Road Camper
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