September, 2016 - I've recently relocated to Tasmania (VK7) and my previous callsign was VK6JON. I will be updating this page shortly with more recent photographs and videos.
Welcome to VK7JON
Hello and thanks for visiting my page and for our QSO - I'm assuming that we've just had one hence your visit to my page I have a recent contacts page on my website if you're interested in viewing my recent contacts.
I've been an amateur radio operator since I was 17 years of age in the early 1980's but have been inactive for many of those years. I am originally from Sydney, New South Wales on the East coast of Australia and my previous callsigns were VK2PTU, VK5HJC and VK6JON. I also currently have a British callsign M0HSK.
In May, 2016 I relocated to Tasmania (VK7) and live in a house in the city of Burnie on the North West coast of Tasmania. I operate mainly from the portable and mobile but have started to set up a station at the new home QTH. I always aim to operate from good locations which either have good elevation or are near the saltwater.
I also operate the vk6jon.com website which I update from time to time with information on my mobile and portable activities. The site has a contact page and shows my recent contacts so please don't hesitate to stop by and say 'hi'.
I develop websites and online databases for a living and enjoy the flexibility of working from home.
My Working Conditions
I have only recently started to assemble a home station so it is somewhat of a work in progress. We are spoilt with a good location on a hill with about 60 metres elevation and overlook Bass Strait. I've recently started operating from here and the initial results have been good.
I can easily work long distance DX to Europe, the UK, USA etc. from here using this basic setup with a maximum of 100 watts power output.
UK Meetup With Real HF Mobile Group - November, 2012
You Tube Videos From DX Stations I've Worked
Whilst searching on Google recently, I found the following two videos taken by Sergey UR3CTB in the Ukraine,featuring two of our QSOswhilst operating from my motor vehicle in QSOs on 10 metres:-
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