Amateur Radio

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VK2BOZ installing a TriBander

 

I was first licensed in April 2010 after a friend introduced me to Amateur (Ham) radio. My first callsign was VK2FWWD, but have changed it to VK2FMIA which is a little easier to say, especially while contesting. I will get around to an upgrade one day.

I have always had an interest in radio, listening to broadcasts on an old HMV shortwave radio.

I purchased an Icom 7000 as my first transceiver. Combined with a Terlin 880 Outbakka multi-tap whip for HF and a LDG Z100+ tuner, all installed in my Nissan Patrol. I also use a 1/4 wave endfed wire for 40 meters, a quick and easy antenna while portable.

I enjoy working mobile or portable, using various antennas. Mainly using a ZS6BKW at my QTH, but have also put up a 40 meter MOXON and 40 & 80 Dipoles.  Just recently I have been making VHF & UHF antennas, a QFH ( Quadrifilar Helix ) for weather satellites, 144 mhz twin Moxon and various Yagi`s. All my antennas are homebrew, something that I enjoy doing, usually finding bits and pieces lying around, putting them together and seeing how they work.

Recently I have been involved in the World Wide Flora & Fauna program for Amateur Radio. This involves working portable from a National Park and trying to log calls from home stations & other National Parks. More information on this on the WWFF & VKFF page, with links to various organisations that are involved.

Enjoy Contesting, usually as part of the VK2BOZ team but also as an single operator. More info on the Contesting page.

For more information on Amateur Radio or information on how to obtain an Amateur Radio license, checkout the Wireless Institute of Australia`s website at www.wia.org.au or your countries Association.

More details of my station at www.qrz.com an Internet database for Amateur Radio operators

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Inside the Mobile Shack

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Working portable from the 4WD

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Portable Contest Station, Blue Knob Fire Tower, NSW

 

 

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