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QSL: DIRECT, BUREAU, EQSL OR LOTW 100%

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Schooling:
Greenwood Primary School (1976 - 1981)
Greenwood Senior High School (1982 - 1986)
W.A.C.A.E. Nedlands:  Bachelor of Arts (Education) (1987 - 1989)
Edith Cowan University:  Bachelor of Education (Physical Sciences) (1990)

Licenced:
VK6JIP (1987 - 2005) 
VK6ZBP (1999 - 2005) (ex my late Father, Philip Beck)
VK6WPX (2005 - 2008)
VK6WX (2008 - present)

Career:
Science teacher (specialising in Physics and Chemistry)
Woodvale Senior High School, Perth, W.A. (1991 - 1992)
Mount Barker Senior High School/Community College, W.A. (1993 - 1996, 1998, 2007 - present)
Glenala State High School, Queensland (1997)
Bray Park State High School, Queensland (1998)
Merredin Senior High School, W.A. (1999 - 2006)

Clubs:
Wireless Institute of Australia
Northern Corridor Radio Group.
Southern Electronics Group.

Fire Service:
Mount Barker Volunteer Fire & Rescue Service (1994 - 1996, 1998, 2007 - present)
Merredin VFRS (1999 - 2006)
Narpyn Bush Fire Brigade (2013 - present)
Executive Member - WA VFRS Association (Great Southern Zone)
Secretary - WA VFRS Association (Great Southern Zone)

Married to the lovely Jane since 2010 and father to the equally lovely Felicity as of 2010 and Matthew as of 2012.

I am active on HF when I get the opportunity and love going in contests. I'm not very good at CW but do try and have a bash at it. The only way I do CW (apart from when I use the NCRG remote station) is with a straight key. (Hi-Mound HK-704)

Occasionally on PSK and have had a few QSOs on RTTY. At the moment I am mainly concentrating on DX from South America and Africa so I can attain some awards.

Speaking of which, these are some that I have attained:

  • WIA: 3 Band DXCC (40/20/15 - 449 entities), DXCC multi-mode open (249 + 1 deleted entity), DXCC multi-mode phone (214 + 1), DXCC multi-mode CW (187), DXCC multi-band 20m open (203),  DXCC multi-band 20m phone (162), DXCC multi-band 20m CW (127).   (137 entities for 15m open DXCC, 109 on 40m open & 101 on 15m phone), Antarctic Award (Open & Phone)
    * = awaiting confirmation
  • IARU: WAC basic open, WAC basic phone, WAC basic CW
  • eQSL: eDXTM (100), eDX 100TM Mixed (139), eDX 100TM SSB (116), eDX 100TM 20m (106), eAustraliaTM (10), ePFX300TM (550), eJapan (12), eEurope (50)

QSL is 100% via the VK bureau, direct (QTH-R), e-QSL and LoTW. 3 Green Stamps (or AU$) and a self addressed envelope will be greatly appreciated to pay for mailing costs, production of QSL cards etc. (Australia Post recently removed their cheaper "card only" rate and it sits at $2.60 to send cards overseas to most destinations.)

Some notable contacts from 2017:
SSB: 9G5X, EL2BG & J28PJ.
PSK: LX1GG.
CW: H40GC.

Some notable contacts from 2016:
SSB: 9Q0HQ/3, MU0WLV & VQ9SC.
PSK: W3PV/VP9.
CW: VP8STI & OA1F.

Some notable contacts from 2015:
SSB: TI8II, T32RL, CE0Y/RW3RN, 3G7R, VK0EK & HP3AK.
CW: S79AC, 5Z4/DF3FS, E51UFF, 7QAA & GP4BRS.

Some notable contacts from 2014:
CW: FY5KE, XW2BM, FT5ZM, CE7/UA4WHX & D3AA .
PSK: HK6DOS & LY1CZ.
SSB: VP8LP, 1A0KM, FT5ZM, C5WP & OX3KQ.
RTTY: RI1ANT

Some notable contacts from 2013:
CW: VP9/G4CWH & TZ6BB.
SSB: TZ6BB & VP5DX

Just a note about TZ6BB and VP5DX.

TZ6BB couldn't quite copy me and, with help, we changed from SSB to CW. He worked me on CW ok. A little while later band conditions got better and I was able to work him on SSB.� I really appreciated the relay help given to me that day.

VP5DX was operating during the 2013 CQ WW DX Contest. I gave him a call and he was able to copy my suffix. After many attempts, around 5 mins I guess, he was able to copy me. A big thanks for that! Taking the time out to listen for the "little pistols" in a contest is very much appreciated.

I try to get onto the ANZA net on 14.183MHz when I can. Fantastic, well run net. Same as the Southern Cross DX Net on 14.2385.

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United States Counties Award#3198
Granted: 2016-07-24 01:40:02   (VK6WX)

Endorsements:
  • 250 Counties Mixed
  • 100 Counties Mixed
  • 250 Counties Mixed
  • 250 Counties Phone
  • 100 Counties Phone
  • 250 Counties Phone
DX World Award#723
Granted: 2015-02-11 09:15:03   (VK6WX)

Endorsements:
  • 15 Meters Mixed
  • 20 Meters Mixed
  • 20 Meters CW
  • Mixed CW
  • 20 Meters Phone
  • Mixed Phone
World Continents Award#755
Granted: 2015-01-18 01:10:41   (VK6WX)

Endorsements:
  • 5 Band Mixed
  • 10 Meters Mixed
    15 Meters Mixed
    20 Meters Mixed
    30 Meters Mixed
    40 Meters Mixed
  • 10 Meters Phone
  • 15 Meters Phone
  • 20 Meters Phone
  • 40 Meters Phone
  • 15 Meters CW
  • 20 Meters CW
  • 30 Meters CW
  • Mixed CW
  • Mixed Digital
Grid Squared Award#699
Granted: 2015-01-18 01:10:37   (VK6WX)

Endorsements:
  • 10 Meters Mixed
  • 15 Meters Mixed
  • 20 Meters Mixed
  • 40 Meters Mixed
  • 10 Meters Phone
  • 20 Meters Phone
  • Mixed Phone
  • Mixed CW
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