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QSL: DIRECT - $3 US or Euro + SAE - IRC OK

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I am 32 years old . I am a passionate treasure / relic hunter and metal detectorist and love digging up history and gold. I enjoy many fields of electronics and computing. Radio is just one interest I have. I have worked many years in the electronics service and repair industry here in Australia, and around the world. I am an avid world traveller and explorer, I enjoy amateur archaeology, off road motor biking, hiking, fishing and camping and researching history among many more interests. I am a big collector and hoarder of many things, mostly vintage computing and electronics

Feel free to email me, timmy523@hotmail.com. If you are a metal detector treasure hunter, I would love to hear from you !

QSL INFORMATION : I am very happy to receive and exchange QSL cards from anywhere! I will happily reply to ALL QSL cards sent to me. QSL cards can be mailed DIRECT. Please include $3 US or EURO or equivalent to help me with mail cost. A self addressed reply envelope will be very helpful.  - I only QSL DIRECT, I do not use any bureau or manager  :)

QRZ.COM LOGBOOK - I do not use this much, I will use it to confirm QSO's if required.

My HF Tower:

28.5 Meter long homemade, 4 section (solid one piece) completely Gal dipped

Guyed with Mastrant non-conductive guy ropes (D-F1/D-F2 8mm ,7500daN)


14 MHz - 5 element mono band Yagi, OptiBeam OB5-20  (15 meter long boom) @ approx 29 meters from ground

7 MHz - 4 element dual driven mono band Yagi OptiBeam OB4-40  @ approx 34 meters from ground

3.5 MHz - Simple half wave dipole 

144MHz/440MHz - Co-linear verticals


Prosistel PST71D, using Green Heron Engineering RT-21 Controller


Andrew Heliax LDF4-50A


Icom IC-7700, with Heil HC6 microphone, only barefoot - 150w SSB - no amplifier


The latest operating room

The old repair station!

The Old repair station!


This is the small old village of Eaglehawk which is about 3km from my QTH .(just north of Bendigo) 

Me, assembling antennas on the ground before lifting up with crane

Welding tower and installing antennas

View from top of tower at 20m yagi, looking south along boom (Reflector end), approx 30 meters high

Just installed antennas atop tower using 40m high crane

And, My passion, is digging and prospecting for gold nuggets in the Bendigo goldfields district using Minelab metal detectors

Some typical examples of small placer gold found in the creeks of this area using Minelab GPX5000 metal detector

Me holding some beautiful gold nuggets found with metal detectors in the Bendigo area recently. 16 ounce, 48 ounce and 76 ounce nuggets. Sadly, these were not found by myself ! :(

Some very old gold coins I dug up while metal detecting,  lost by the old gold rush pioneers in the 1850's. 

The latest model gold prospecting metal detector - Minelab GPZ7000, doing well in the field.

Relic hunting for old coins and artifacts around the ruins of abandoned villages (My biggest hobby)

View from the rotator

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