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Norfolk Island 2016 - 20 May - 31 May.  Activating VK9NT.  Visit http://vk9nt.odxg.org


The photo is of me operating YJ0VK in Vanuatu in 2012. Visit http://yj0vk.odxg.org for more info.

About me:

I was first licensed in 1984 whilst at high school, and have enjoyed many years working DX, contests, ragchewing and portable operation. With my work I've traveled to many countries and have been able to operate portable with my old FT-817. I returned to VK3 in 2006 after almost 4 years living in Sweden where I operated as SM0YKS.

These days, my station comprises an IC7300, and antenna is 40mtr rotatable dipole at 16 mtrs high and an 80m dipole. I have a KX3 - for portable and QRP work, and I am also a frustrated homebrewer. CW and HF is my passion and probably where I spend most of my time, but I do enjoy a long ragchew on SSB as well. I keep an FT-101E for nostalgia - one of my first radios was the 101 and its fun to fire it up from time to time and recall my early days on the air.  I also operate WSPR and enjoy learning about and monitoring propagation.

After many many years I've finally pulled finger and am chasing my DXCC - so if you receive a QSL request, please reply! Especially for any QRP contacts; obtaining DXCC QRP from VK is rather a challenge. I am also a FISTS member (#9085) so please give me a call if you hear me!

I am a keen DXer and enjoy being on the busy end of a pileup. In April of 2012 I operated YJ0VK as a part of the DXpedition sponsored by ODXG Inc. For more info see http://www.odxg.org or http://yj0vk.odxg.org . I operated from Vanuatu in 2010 - 2012 and also from Lord Howe Island as VK9LA with ODXG in 2009. I was Team Leader for the Norfolk Island VK9NT operation in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.

Please give me a call if you hear me on the bands - I hope we can have a ragchew or a simple 599 QSO. 73. Chris VK3QB

updated 6 Dec 2017


160 - 10 with 40mtr doublet (fed with open wire) mostly CW and chasing DX. Depending on conditions and my mood I operate QRP with 0.5-10w through to 400w

2mtr and 70cm FM with vertical at 12mtrs


Direct to above address with IRC or US$2 or email me and send AUD$2 via Paypal, via VK3 buro or eQSL and LoTW (updated monthly).


VK9LA Lord Howe Island 2009

YJ0QB Vanuatu 2009

YJ0VK Vanuatu 2010, 2011 and 2012

3D2/VK3QB Malolo Lailai Island, Fiji (OC-121) 2012

VK9NT Norfolk Island 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

Callsigns held:

VK3VCC, VK3BMG, VK7VB,SM0YKS, YJ0QB, YJ0VK, Currently held are VK9NT, VK3QB

Operated portable from the following locations:

SM, LA, OH, EA, I, W7, VK1-9, YJ, 3D2



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