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I was originally licensed as a novice in 1979 with the callsign VK6NJF. A few years later in 1983 I upgraded to my current full-call license. Back then I was active in DX, RTTY, the newly emerging packet radio and amateur satellites. I was also an active member of the Perth Radio League. By the mid-nineties work, family and life in general caused me to drift away from the hobby.

My retirement in 2015 at the age of 60 gave me the desire to get back into the hobby after being absent for over 20 years. I'm  currently busy re-establishing, repairing and upgrading the equipment to fully get back on air.

My station (so far) on HF is FT-450D into a stripped-down and fully rebuilt TH3JR antenna. Also a homebrew 40/80 trapped dipole.  I still have my much aged FT-101Z too...and it still works. An old FT-290R and a Boafeng GT-3 into a discone take care of 2 meters and 70cms for now. Also on the mast is a 137 MHz quadrifilar helix antenna for weather satellites.

Since my return, working WWFF National Parks has captured most of my interest with much unstinting encouragement and support from Phil (VK6ADF). Initially I've been a park "hunter" but I'm now doing a few park activations of my own. I also make appearances using WSPR, JT9, JT65 and other digital modes. Incidentaly no problem if you hear me on JT65 or similar and want to work me but we've worked before, feel free to call me again. I think "SRY WKD B4" is just downright rude..!!

Other interests that keep me amused include reception of APT weather satellite pictures, photography of merchant shipping and spending as much time as I can on the water in my little 18ft runabout.

     
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QRZ Logbook Summary for - VK6XN
Latest Contacts for VK6XN at QRZ.com
dedateband mode grid Country op
VK4FW/P 2017-03-26 20m SSB PG64jv Australia Bill
VK4AAC/P 2017-03-26 20m SSB PG64jv Australia Rob
BG5BWZ 2017-03-26 15m SSB OM12hv China Wenzhou ARC
YB1AR 2017-03-26 15m SSB OI33sd Indonesia Yana
JA6LCJ 2017-03-26 10m SSB PM85io Japan Yukihisa
JL5MCM 2017-03-26 10m SSB PM85io Japan Ted
JA7OWD 2017-03-26 10m SSB PM51qs Japan Lou
VK7GG 2017-03-25 20m JT65 QE29ua Australia Gary
EA7CHS 2017-03-25 20m JT65 IM76 Spain Fernando
E75C 2017-03-25 20m JT65 JN93 Bosnia and Herzegovi Akif
OK1AAM 2017-03-21 40m JT65 JO60 Czech Republic Jindrich
G3NYY 2017-03-21 40m JT65 IO82 England Walt
DL2VNL 2017-03-21 20m JT65 JO61 Germany Hanno-Klaus
VK4AAC/P 2017-03-21 20m SSB PG64jv Australia Rob
T6MH 2017-03-20 20m JT65 MM44pw Afghanistan Michael

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