Category Archives: Amateur Radio

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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VK7/SC-063 – Mount Montagu – 1 January 2017

SOTA double points day came around again and Reuben VK7FREU and myself decided to try Mt Montagu VK7/SC-063. This is a new summit that was added to the VK7 Association back in November 2016 after a review of summits. There … Continue reading

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VK7/EC-030 – Mount Graham & VKFF 0188 – 3 October 2016

Just back from a fantastic three days hiking, camping, SOTAing and VKFFing trip! Confused by those acronymns? SOTA = Summits On The Air – making radio contacts from the top of summits! VKFF = Australian (VK) Flora and Fauna – … Continue reading

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