Thanks for taking the time to look me up on QRZ.com, and thanks for the contact.
On September 12, 13 & 14 2016 I was rostered to operate the Special Event callsign VI4BLT50 thanks for the QSO's
I still QSL Direct if required, which is getting expensive @ $3.00 postage per card, EQSL or Bureau is ok, and all QSO's get logged and uploaded to LoTW, QRZ.com log, QRZCQ & Club Log.
Thanks to modern technology I now have DXCC as well as WPX as in the past I would not trust my cards to the postal system.
10X International 62236 , Springbok 382, Shire SC4
Tuners, Amps & antennas :
What I like to do on radio
My QTH is on the lower edge of the Blackall Range looking over Nambour and down the Bli Bli valley with a North Easterly through South Westerly 345 degree view.
The ground slopes away from my shack towards the sea about 25 kilometres away. (Ground Slope Effect)
Apart from my ground mat I have a counter-poise wire around the perimeter of my property and multiple earth rods for station grounding.
I have 3 separate 1/4 acre blocks under 1 title with my shack in the back yard, and my house is an old Queenslander that we have slowly been renovating and have built verandahs on 3 sides. In the yard there is enough room for a couple of towers with a variety of antennas.
I look forward to working you again, hopefully on 80m. or 160m
QSL via the Bureau, Direct mail or E-QSL, if you can afford it a couple of green stamps will help, I will just pass them on for the next DX-pedition card.
I am the President of the Sunshine Coast Amateur Radio Club, of which I have been a member since November 1981. The club is one of the largest in Queensland.
Club web site - www.vk4wis.org
I am married with 3 kids and have lived on the Sunshine Coast of Queensland since 1981 but befor moving here I spent most of my younger life in the Pacific islands region doing a lot of travel with my parents and older sister.
My oldest son is a music teacher, maried with 1 son which has made me very happy to be a grand dad.
My second son is Pastor at our church and looks after the youth program and runs the Queensland arm of the "Red Frogs" oganisation. (To find out more on Red Frogs, Google it)
I have been a keen four wheel driver since I was 19 and have worked as a 4wd Tour Guide taking passengers to Fraser Island, Moreton Island and out West to places like Carnarvon Gorge, I have toured the Simpson Desert working with a Tag-Along Tour operator These days I am specialised driver trainer conducting 4wd and Tow-Ed training with Getabout Training Australia. http://www.getabout.edu.au
I also enjoy fishing and can act as a guide if you come visit my area fishing for Tailor on the beaches between Teewah and Rainbow Beach as well as Fraser island in winter. During the summer months I like to head South accross the Qld / NSW border and raid the Trout streams of the New South Wales Northern Highlands for Rainbow and Brown trout, or the Northern rivers for Cod or Bass.
I lived in several countries since I was 4 years old and they include:
Vanuatu - Port Vila (YJ)
Western Samoa - Apia, (5W1)
Solomon islands - H44 Honiara Guadalcanal and Auki Malaita province
England- Worthing, (G land)
PNG - Port Moresby(P29)
New Zealand - Whangaparoa & Rotorua (ZL)
Visited, Hong Kong, New Caledonia, USA /Hawaii, France, Belgium.
I have a much greater appreciation for life as a result of my travels and having lived in many countries; my schooling may have suffered but my education in cultures and geography would be hard to repeat. I really have my parents to be thankful for and if it wasn't for their lust for adventure and to see what was around the next corner I would not have had such great experiences.
Thanks for taking the time to look me up and I look forward to the next contact with you.
DXCC through digital means, thanks to Lotw
Also obtained WPX via Lotw
1 of My QSL designs from a photo near Marcoola here on the Sunshine Coast
In 1993 & 1995 - First place in the John Moyle Memorial Field Day contests as a single op 24hr portable all band with my previouse callsign VK4KAC. On the front of the Toyota Land Cruiser is a home-brew 6el - 6m yagi & a 10 el 2m Yagi at the top. Over on the fence is a 4el triband 10/15/20 with an 80m inv "V" at the top. To the rear of the van is a 2m 5/8th vertical with a 5 el vertical 2m beam below it.
Bands of operation were 80m, 15m, 10m, 6m, 2m, 70cm.
Over the other side of the fence is a cliff going down to an old quarry, and I stood on that fence putting that antenna up, if I had fallen...............!
Radios that were set up in the van, Kenwood TS 680S HF/6m with MC-50A desk mike, TR 751A 2m all mode, tuners & amps for 2m & 6m.
Thanks for stopping by, best 73 de VK4KX. Bernie
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