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Hi Welcome to VK3MEG's page.

My name is Steve

nice to meet you

I'm located in Melton South Victoria grid QF22GG

CQ ZONE 30 AND ITU ZONE 59

Active mainly on on the higher bands 20m 15m and especially 10m also qrv on 80m,40m  I also play on 6m,2m and 70cm.  The modes i used are  mixed i used to be a SSB only OP now  i can run most modes, with CW taking alot of my time. Dxcc in cw achived 160+ countries worked 113 confirmed.  You could find me anywhere on anymode. I use Dxlabsuite of programs to control my radio an to do my logging. Its taken a while to get this going but I'm very happy with there results. I still chase dx and always looking for the new one I have confirmed 4 band dxcc with 100 watts mixed mode  cw was the key to getting there  digital modes are only a tool for my 75 dxcc worked aiming to complete dxcc in digital this year .. i could do it in a month but its not what i call fun .

Gloom and doom on the higher bands lately as stated before I'm a big 10m fan .I still listen most days and worked 9M0Z spratley islands on 10m for a new mode .  The focus will be still on the high bands with improved capability on 40m and 80m.  I have an inverted V and my loop on 40m also playing with vertical's and slopers. 80m is a challenge for me but getting a plan together.

my cw skills are quiet good with rx gettign pretty good by ear main radio atm is the ftdx 1200 with the kx3 ( i no longer have the elad) and 7100 and 7200 getting used in the shed.

ftdx1200

I owned an elad fdm duo for close to 2 years while a fine radio  i prefer the big radio with knobs and dials looking at a radio upgrade soon the  ic 7610 is the front runner

 

6m,2m amd 70cm are getting used quite a bit now. i can only  transmit on above 52 mhz but i can run split there where i call on 52.100 or 52.300 for ja and listen to 50.150. this is easier when other stations are use tightly tuned 50 mhz antenna's. 2m is 9 element LFA  from Innovantennas or 2x 13bs cushcraft with a pre amp and 100w, 70cm is 35w and 13 element atn antenna

I used play the CQ DX marathon in 2014 i got approx 252 points 5th in vk in the unlimited section even though i was ssb only and used 100 watts 7th in the world not a bad effort. in 2015 my score was 211 points. this year i'm not chasing hard just working what i hear 110 + countries

my hf yagi the Tet being modular is back to 4 elements the 8.25m long boom of the 5 element version was stress full although an awesome antenna 6.5 m is plenty not much i have missed due to the antenna i heven hear  Dom from p5 in shocking conditions.

My antenna for the low bands is a 40m Delta Loop 40m dipole and 80m dipole. i dont work the warc bands or 160m due license restrictions. My dx is worked with operator skill, solid station set up and perspiration.

Contesting

I enjoy contesting i have had good results

First in VK in the arrl dx contest 2014 ssb all bands low power.

First VK in the CQ WW SSB low power  assisted.

I also won the 2015 John Moyle field day 24 hour home station all bands all modes. which includes vhf and uhf bands.

i won the  2015 Harry Angel 80m contest in the mixed modes this contest goes for 106 minutes to remember the oldest vk ham who was 106 and still active Harry Angel.

 

 

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a new addition to the shack lots of hard work there with 100w

 

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I'm also playing with digital modes jt65, psk 31 even some RTTY

If you want my qsl card dont hesitate to  send my manager Joe a card W3HNK he will send one back pretty quick.

 

10M is my passion band (186 193 worked) while conditions are there we have been fortunate to have had some great openings and even lp African contacts which with 100 watts is pretty exciting my license only allows me to work the non warc bands. I'm studying to upgrade later in the year but the older you get the harder it becomes.

I have 20 years of dxing left so I have plenty of time to work the ones left about 100 70 coutnries if I work them all what will I have to look forward to :)

 

                          The current antenna set up 4 elelement tribander,

                          9 element lfa for 2m,  14 element for 70cm ,4 element for 6m.

                          80m dipole @ 11m, 40m dipole@ 10m,

                          40m delta loop @ 6m vertical for 2/70cm  1/4 for 10m as shed antenna.

              ant stack

 

 

 

 

 

My eqsl a picture taken by me of the Ghan railway line in outback Australia just off the Stuart hwy South Australia.

 

One of the toughest awards in vk worked all vk call area's and entities only one missing is VK0-M Macquarie island i also have this award for phone operation

     What i do for a job i drive a Tilt Tray tow truck so i hope we dont meet by accident.

                                 towtruck

 

Welcome Qsl cards

please remember if you want me to qsl contact W3HNK my qsl manager

or drop me an email to vk3meg@gmail.com

enjoy good dx.

VK3MEG

Steve

my club log details are below b4 you send off for a qsl card check if your in my log If our contact was  a few days previous it might not have been uploads. any queries please email me

 

Thanks for taking the time to read my qrz.com I hope our chat was good 73's and good dx.

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