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Paul Albers

3926 Balnarring
Australia, Victoria

OC
australia
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Call data

Last update:2020-03-26 13:12:03
QTH:Balnarring
Continent:OC
Views:235
Main prefix:VK
Class:Advanced
Federal state:Victoria
Latitude:-38.3727916
Longitude:145.1164205
Locator:QF21NP
IOTA:OC-001
DXCC Zone:150
ITU Zone:59
CQ Zone:30

QSL data

Last update:2015-04-14 04:32:47
eQSL QSL:YES
Bureau QSL:no
Direct QSL:YES
LoTW QSL:no
Extra QSL Info:Yes

Biography

Hello
My name is Paul and I have been an licensed amateur radio operator since 1989.
My first callsign was VK3MFB and six months later I obtained the unrestricted license ( known as advanced now ) as VK3EPD. I received my two letter callsign VK3DA two years later, which were my fathers initials.

I have experimented with many aspects within ham radio ranging from simple HF Dxing to Satellite communication with the RS series, MIR, SAREX and the international space station.
I still use the FM birds AO-91 and AO-92. During the 90's like most people enjoyed "Paket Radio" and "TCPIP". I was a serious DXer but was disappointed with the poor QSL return rate when sending irq's. I have worked over 200 countries and over 100 iota's with a simple 20mx resonant dipole.

I have been away from Amateur Radio for years. I have returned with some enthusiasm installing an Icom IC-7000 into my car. I have setup another home base station with a IC-7300 and it's sister the IC-9700. I have home brewed three resonant antennas on 80mx,40mx and 20MX
similar to the "Fan" design. Learning new digital modes like FT8 and WSPR has been quite rewarding. I still have a passion for CW and I can be heard locally on 80mx and trying for Dx on 40mx.

I have many interests. I am a published "Astro-photographer" and "Aurora Chaser".
I enjoy Fishing with good friends and we have been quite successful.

Equipment

I have owned many brands of ham radio, Yaesu, Kenwood and Icom.

Icom IC-701 line up
Icom IC-751a complete station line up
Kenwood TS-430S,
Kenwood TS-530,
Kenwwod TS-830 and the
Kenwood TS-940 complete line ups
Yaesu FT-990 line up.

Many different VHF/UHF Radios
Icom IC-275
ICOM IC-475

My best setup was the Kenwood TS-940 line up, matched with the Shure 444d and a kEWOOD SM-220

Now I'm using the Modern Icom IC-7300 and the ICOM IC-9700 as in the picture.
Hybrid Fan Mutliband single feed point resonant dipoles on 80,40 and 20mx
Icom IC-7000 mobile with Moni band vertical antennas and the diamond SG7700

Best 73's

Paul

VK3DA

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