Author Archives: vk7tw

UTC Changeover – SOTA Double Points

Reuben VK7FREU and I decide to activate Collins Bonnet VK7/SC-002 for the UTC year changeover from 2019-2020. Instead of the usual track from Myrtle Gully we decided to take the Mt Connection track and started out at around 8:00am. This … Continue reading

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Gippstech 2019

I attended Gippstech 2019 over the weekend of 12-14 July 2019 along with five other VK7s which is a record number of VK7s for the event. Thanks to Hayden who passed on the group photo. L2R: Rex VK7MO, Justin VK7TW, … Continue reading

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SOTA Double Points Day

It’s been a long time between drinks! Been a bit busy with other aspects of the hobby of amateur radio! New Year’s Day 2018 – Reu VK7FREU and myself decided to activate Hartz Peak VK7/SW-008 for the Summits on the … Continue reading

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WIA Election Results – Thank You

G’day All, Thanks to all who voted for and supported me during the election process for the Board of Directors for the Wireless Institute of Australia. WIA Election Results I am humbled by the result and have this feeling of … Continue reading

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Nomination Backgrounder

Why am I willing to be a candidate for election as a director of the WIA? Good question! I’ll start with some background information…. I have been an amateur radio operator for the last 30 years, my callsign – VK7TW … Continue reading

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VK7/WC-005 & 013 – Rodway Range and Mt Field East – 17-19 January 2017

Reuben VK7FREU and I set off on the afternoon of the 17th January 2017 and drove up to Mt Field National Park, about an hour’s drive from Hobart. We called in at the Ranger station and signed in the Alpine … Continue reading

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High Performance Software Defined Radio (HPSDR)

I was invited to give a presentation at the Open Radio Mini Conference that was being held on the first day of the National Linux Conference 2017 being held in Hobart from 16-20 January 2017 thanks to Scott VK7LXX and … Continue reading

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