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                Born in Suffolk, England in 1945. Migrated to Australia in 1954 at age 9 with my parents & 2 brothers.

      Lived mostly in Wollongong, N.S.W.   Worked in the   Electronics & Communications  industry  until retirement in 2006.

      Married Angie in 1977, have one daughter and two grandsons.


     My interest in radio started at age 12 as a SWL, building radios & listening on the broadcast & shortwave bands.

     Licenced in 1968 as VK2AGV. Callsigns since then: VK4UQ, VK4ZI, VK1CAG, VK2CAG, now VK4CAG.

     My station was all homebrew back in the 1960s & 1970s. My first commercial rig was a Yaesu FT101 used mainly as mobile.

     I was inactive for around 30 years while working & bringing up the family, and now back to ham radio since retirement in 2006.


     All bands 160metres to 70cm. Experimenting with digital modes.



My radios:    Kenwood TS570S,  Icom IC-7600,  Acom 1000 HF Linear amplifier,  DigiMaster Pro computer interface.  Icom IC-910 for VHF/UHF.  SM1000 for FREEDV digital voice.

My computer:   Winlog32 running on Windows 10 (reluctantly),  Ham Radio Deluxe.  DM780 digital program suite. Global Overlay Mapper (GOM).

My antennas:    3-element Steppir  20 to 6 metres  on a 15 metre one-man tower (electric winch raises & lowers antenna),  dipoles on 30, 40, 80  & 160m at 20 metres high.  Various other wire antennas.

I live on a rural property surrounded by farms and bushland with abundant wildlife. Apart from antennas, we grow tropical fruit trees, chickens & guinea fowls. This quiet location is ideal for HF operation.

Chasing new countries & islands for DXCC and IOTA programs.


  FEBRUARY   2018

 WIA   Awards:     DXCC worked 325,   confirmed =  324            7  band DXCC,    WA-VK-CA-HF,    Antarctic.  

 IOTA  Awards:    IOTA  worked 510,    confirmed =  462             IOTA 400,    IOTA  Oceania,    IOTA  Europe.

 ARRL Awards:    (All LotW)  DXCC  Modes:  open, phone, CW, digital.

                                          DXCC  Bands:  10m, 12m, 15m, 17m, 20m, 30m, 40m. 

                                          WAS   Mixed

                                          LotW  Challenge = 1318

Other  Awards     WAC,  WAZ.

  Thank you all who have confirmed our QSOs.   smiley



VK4CAG, VK4TL & VK2KEY at Wyong field day Feb. 2006



                                                                  Road signs near my QTH

                                                                           My back fence

                                                                       TAME ANIMALS  (Family pets)

3 element STEPPIR & one man tower

My wallpaper mural map

Wallpaper on other wall










The photos below were taken at Dayton 2006 with Gary VK2DJ and Steve VK2TSB






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