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P29KW

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WIKTOR KANARSKI

PO BOX 109 Goroka
Papua New Guinea

OC
papua new guinea
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Call data

Last update:2019-07-04 01:29:34
QTH:Goroka
Continent:OC
Views:650
Main prefix:P2
Latitude:-6.0497769
Longitude:145.3811804
Locator:QI23QW
DXCC Zone:163
ITU Zone:51
CQ Zone:28

QSL dataUp to date!

Last update:2019-01-12 02:47:01
eQSL QSL:YES
Bureau QSL:no
Direct QSL:no
LoTW QSL:YES

Biography

I received my first Ham Radio License back in Poland in 1990, SP2TQG.
In 1994 I came to Papua New Guinea as a Religious Brother in the Society of the Divine Word.
Poland https://www.werbisci.pl/
Japan http://svdjpn.com/english/japan.html
Australia https://www.divineword.com.au/
USA http://www.divineword.org/

Ham radio as a hobby came very handy in the country where HF communication is essential and knowledge of electronic is very much appreciated.
GSM communication covers mostly urban areas. Remote mission stations health clinics and bush airstrips still rely on HF radios.

In 1997 I had an opportunity to turn electronics as a hobby into profession. I spend two years in Sydney Australia studying electronics at North Sydney TAFE. It was hard work and excellent experience. I met great people like Chris VK2HX.

To define in few words what I do..? My main line of occupation is to maintain electrical and electronic equipment for our schools, offices hospitals and mission stations, maintenance of FM radio station. There is also whole range of IT jobs that have to be taken care of.
In the In Papua New Guinea electronic shops are nonexistent; it means that every single component has to come from outside the country.

My present QTH. Goroka is the capital of the Eastern Highlands Province of PNG. It is located 1600m above sea level, it is known for its mild climate, known as a “perpetual Spring”.
Also is well known for organized in September “Goroka Show” tribal gathering from all over the country.

Since I’m traveling around the country quite often,I may disappear for several days. My radio time is usually in the evening. If I suddenly disappear in the middle of QSO, usually it means that I have power cut, which unfortunately is frequent.

If you want to drop few lines you can contact me via eqsl.com or p29kwpng@gmail.com
Looking forward to our QSO.
73! P29KW

Equipment

My primary radio is YEASU FT-857.(100W)
For digital modes Im using RS-918 with 10W output.
My favorite is TS-520.

I have two Cool radios waiting for restoration, Drake TR-4 and Collins KWM-2 . In 60's and 70's they were used by Capuchin Missionary stationed in Southern Highlands Province. Once the owner went back to USA, radios were stored in the attic for many years, until somebody discovered that it might be useful to me. I'm hoping to get them both working.

06/04/19 Short update..
Just week ago I received replacement parts for my Thunderbird TH6-DXX. The antenna is “X” years old. All plastic parts simply disintegrated. The antenna resembles Frankenstein. Previous user while assembling antenna on the ground did not secure the area. It did not take long and somebody reversed track on top the front part of the beam. To make long story short, the antenna had to be patched up and in this condition came to me. Now, since I’m in new location, it was an excellent opportunity to review elements, replace all rusted bolts and nuts, fit in plastic components and finally FrankyTH6 went up today!!!


  

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