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VK3OHM

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Marc Hillman

Melbourne
Australia

OC
australia

Call data

Last update:2012-09-13 04:40:29
QTH:Melbourne
Continent:OC
Views:422
Main prefix:VK
Class:Advanced
Latitude:-37.7991940
Longitude:145.1918610
Locator:QF22OE
IOTA:OC-001
DXCC Zone:150
ITU Zone:59
CQ Zone:30

Most used bands

20m
(71%)
40m
(14%)
15m
(6%)
80m
(4%)
10m
(4%)

Most used modes

PSK31
(51%)
SSB
(39%)
JT65
(9%)
FM
(1%)
CW
(1%)

QSL data

eQSL QSL:YES
Bureau QSL:YES
Direct QSL:YES
LoTW QSL:YES

Biography

Although I obtained my license in 1984, I'm actually new to Amateur Radio, finally getting on air in Feb-2012. I obtained my license in G-land, and after returning home had a VK1 call. I never actually got around to buying equipment, but rectified that in 2012.



I had no resistance getting my current callsign. I was after the reciprocal callsign of VK3MHO but there was high impedance to that idea. I had no capacity to select any other, nor impedance in doing so.



The QTH is about 30Km east of Melbourne in an area of 1 acre blocks, and plenty of tall trees. Perhaps I'll be able to exploit these one day for a much higher antenna, but for the moment the Diamond seems to get out OK.

SWL reports welcome, and I will respond with QSL card.

Worked DXCCs:

Equipment

I'm using an Icom IC-7000 transceiver into a Diamond W-8010 multi-band (80m, 40m, 20m, 15m, 10m) dipole at 100W. It is strung from some extended tennis court light poles, so there is all sorts of extraneous wire mesh too close for comfort. The antenna is only 8m high and oriented directly North/South, so if you can hear me, you are probably East or West of me. I use an MFJ-929 antenna tuner. I also have a Diamond X-5000 for local communication on 2m/70cm, and a Diamond F61 for 6m.

I use the Ham Radio Deluxe suite of software and a SignaLink USB for non-voice communication modes.

  

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