October 2015

No More Twisted Cables – How To

I don’t know about you but when ever I am setting up at a portable location and it is time to get all the wires and cables sorted I am faced with something that looks…


Steel Wire End Fed Antenna

Recently I invested in some 1.2mm stainless steel wire rope based on some comments from a couple of members of my local club.  My first application was a replacement wire for my well worn but…



New Antenna Build

Today I decided to start constructing a pair of new dipole antennas.  It was too nice a day to be inside and I was at a bit of a loose end so seemed like a…


D-Star Getting Started – AREG

On Friday 16/10 I attended the AREG club meeting for a discussion on D-Star basics, with Nigel, VK5NIG.  The talk was presented by Ben VK5BB who is very much a D-Star guru and great presenter. …


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VI5ANZAC Special Event

On 25 Sept I was lucky enough to help activate the VI5ANZAC special event callsign through the North East Radio Club.  We setup from about 3pm on Friday 25th and operated through to just after…


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Remembrance Day Contest 2015

On 15 and 16 August members of the North East Radio Club participated in the Remembrance Day Contest as VK5GRC in the Multi Multi category.  Allen, VK5LAM, Nigel VK5NIG and myself operated for almost 24hrs, with…


First Blog post

Hi and welcome! I thought I would have a crack at putting together a blog to share my amateur radio experiences and ‘lessons learned’.  Please have a read of the About Me section above for…