Category Archives: Amateur Radio

VK7/SC-006 – Collins Cap – 3 April 2021 Reprise

Hayden VK7HH asked me if I would like to accompany him for his first SOTA activation to Collins Cap and I jumped at the chance. The weather was forecast to be 30 degrees C so, we started early! It was … Continue reading

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VK7/NE-008 – Mt Arthur – 6 March 2021

I found myself accompanying my XYL Helen to another Harp Gathering – this time in Launceston at the replica Swiss village Grindelwald over the long weekend celebrating 8 Hour Day. I contacted the repeater team through Tony VK7YBG from the … Continue reading

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VK7/NC-003 and NC-028 – Mt Roland and Mt VanDyke – 17 January 2021

I found myself in the NW of VK7 accompanying my XYL who was attending a Harp gathering that was being held at the Claude Road Memorial Hall at the base of Mt Roland. Claude Road is C136. Whilst Helen was … Continue reading

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VK7/NE-006 – Mount Saddleback – 11 October 2020

I found myself in North East VK7 with WICEN Tas (Sth) helping with radio communications for a Equine Endurance ride from 9-10 October and planned to stay another night to activate Mt Saddleback on the way back to Hobart. Mt … Continue reading

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ICOM IC-705 SOTA Activation

Well on Monday 31st August I received my ICOM IC-705. I think the first to arrive in VK7! Given the delays in its arrival in VK the author had time to read up the manuals and watch the plethora of … Continue reading

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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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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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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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