Tag Archives: Amateur Radio

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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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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Snow Trials – Tom Thumb & Mt Arthur

Reuben VK7FREU and the author decided to try out our SOTA gear in the snow with a short walk to make sure we had everything optimised for snow before heading out on a longer bush walk. The Hobart City Council … Continue reading

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Gippstech 2015

On the weekend of 11/12 July 2015 I made the annual pilgrimage to Gippstech 2015. Held at the Churchill Campus of the Federation (formerly Monash) University. The conference focuses on Microwave and Weak Signals but has a broad range of … Continue reading

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