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My interest in radio stems back to my childhood, watching and listening as my father tuned in overseas broadcasts on a small transistor radio. The sound of foreign signals propagating over the rim of the Earth holds a strong fascination to this day.

During the 70’s, my teenage years, a school friend introduced me to CB radio. Early mornings were spent cycling to his home, hoping to hear a long distance station. Starting with an AM radio, I eventually upgraded to SSB. Pictured is the last 27 MHz tranciever I owned.
I was first licensed as a novice in 1985 as VK3NAD, later gaining my limited call VK3KWP and finally my full call in 1987 as VK3EBM. I finally changed to my vanity call sign VK3OJ, which will hopefully remain with me until my amateur days are over.

My QTH is far from an ideal radio location. Situated in a valley and restricted by space, my directional antennas are limited to 20, 15 and 10 meters. I also operate inverted V’s for 80 and 40 meters.

My passion is HF radio with a focus on
20 metres. I have owned a variety of radios over the years, including the FT107, TS440S, IC775 and FT1000MP. 2013 saw significant changes to the shack.

The shack prior to 2013.
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My other interest is photography and some of my work can be seen on the link below. Take a look and feel free to comment.




If you hear me calling CQ please say hello.


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QRZ Logbook Summary for - VK3OJ
Latest Contacts for VK3OJ at QRZ.com
dedateband mode grid Country op
VR2UBC 2013-12-28 20m SSB OL62xk Hong Kong YAU KIN MAN
ON2CYV 2013-11-26 10m SSB JO21ji Belgium Cyriel Verbist
ZL3CHE 2013-11-26 20m SSB RE66gq New Zealand Willem Van Royen
DO8DX 2013-11-14 10m SSB JO31ht Germany Axel Schramma
VK6BP 2013-11-14 20m SSB PH11eq Australia Chris McGough
BU2BV 2013-11-14 20m SSB PL05sa Taiwan yung jen wang
SV3HHH 2013-11-01 20m SSB KM07qs Greece DIONISIS MARKESINIS
YB3OB 2013-11-01 20m SSB OI61it Indonesia DJANED SISWANTO
4Z1VC 2013-11-01 20m SSB KM71jd Israel Prof. Yosef (Yosi) Pinhasi
IZ8TZW 2013-10-23 20m SSB JN70ur Italy LEONARDO LAGUARDIA
N3ADF 2013-10-23 20m SSB FM18ox United States JAMES L WALLACE
NE2X 2013-10-23 20m SSB FN20vu United States ALAN B MONDAY, JR
W9EVT 2013-10-14 20m SSB EN65nj United States George E Ulm
W4AZB 2013-09-20 20m SSB EM76ua United States DAN R LEDBETTER
W4AZB 2013-08-31 20m SSB EM76ua United States DAN R LEDBETTER

Book Totals: 62 qso's   31 confirmed Get a free logbook at QRZ.COM

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