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home QRZCQ - The database for radio hams 
2023-03-27 07:19:27 UTC









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Call data

Last update:2023-02-25 05:42:53
QTH:30km north of Brisbane
Main prefix:VK
DXCC Zone:150
ITU Zone:55
CQ Zone:30

QSL dataUp to date!

Last update:2022-09-23 21:25:44
Bureau QSL:no
Direct QSL:YES
QSL Request…
Extra QSL Info:Direct, LOTW, eQSL & Club Log Only - No Bureau


Hi - Hello - Czesc - Hej - Bonjour - Dia Dhuit - Kon'nichiwa - Koa - Hola - Sawubona - Ciao

Thanks for looking me up.

I'm located about 30km (18 miles) north of the city of Brisbane in a place called North Lakes, Australia. North Lakes is about 6km 3-1/2 miles) from Deception Bay and about 46m (150 feet) above sea level with a good take off to the east.

I was first licensed in January 1996 and have progressively upgraded over the years to become a Full Call/ Advanced Radio Amateur.

VK4HBC (Novice Limited) 1996 - 1997.
VK4LAJ (Novice) 1997 - 2004.
VK4KSS (Combined Limited) 2002 - 2016.
VK4IM* (Advanced/ Full Call) 2004 - Current.

* See below for VK4IM call sign history.

I'm mostly on 20m & 10m SSB but I do venture onto other bands and check for openings regularly. I like a chat and am always keen to hear about the area you live in, things that interest you and what you have done to improve your station to make operating a little easier or better.

If you'd like to see some of my ham radio projects, please visit my website at: or perhaps what the weather is like in my neck of the woods, visit my Personal Weather Station (PWS) at (Note: Switch between Celsius and Fahrenheit at the top right of the page.)

If you can hear me, I'd appreciate a signal report and a chat if you're keen.

*** QSL Information ***

LOGS ARE UPLOADED to QRZ, eQSL, Club Log and HRD Log instantly while LOTW is updated at the end of each session.
I DO REPLY to direct QSL and SWL cards. Please include a self-addressed envelope. Donations towards postage are appreciated. NO IRC.
PLEASE DO NOT SEND VIA THE BUREAU. If you send it via the bureau it can take years and I could be dead by then ;-)

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VK4IM Call Sign History

Note: In Australia, when the owner of a call sign is Silent Key there is usually a two-year grace period on the re-issue of that call sign.

J.D. MacLean, Kangaroo Point, Queensland. (First known issue 1951 - 24/08/1972 - SK).
First known call book listing - International section for the Spring 1951 Foreign Amateur Stations Call Book - Page 372. (Courtesy of the Internet Archive).
No known call-sign issue from 1972 until 1985 - Confirmation required.
N.W. (Bill) Hanson, Wondai QLD (1985 - 30/04/2002 - SK).
Re-issued and listed in the 1985 Wireless Institute Of Australia (WIA) Call Book.
R. Bertrand Oxenford QLD (9/09/2004 - 8/09/2005).
There was a government embargo on the issue of two letter call-sign around this time.
A. Jaroszuk North Lakes, QLD (9/09/2005 - present).


*** My Station ***

*** HF 160m through 6m ***

Icom IC-7300 transceiver.
BHI Dual Inline Noise Eliminating Module (for when the going gets rough)
Heil IC-M microphone and homebrew boom arm.
MFJ-989C Versa Tuner.
Monitor Sensor HF Meter
Solid State Amplifier.
Homebrew ground mounted vertical.
Trapless 1/4 wave design covering 40m through 6m.
32 radials at 5.0m (16-1/2 ft) long each.
20m Moxon on a 10m (33 feet) tilt over mast (courtesy of VK4KA)
Yaesu G-1000 DXC Rotator
Linked to LOG4OM & PSTRotatorAZ Software via a DigiMaster GS232B Az Rotator Interface.

*** VHF And Above ***

Anytone AT-D578UV DMR transceiver
Pi-Star hot spot configured for C4FM gateway
Comet GP-9 2m/70cm vertical antenna

Other images

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VK4IM / August 2022

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