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2019-02-20 20:49:43 UTC









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Paul Lipsanos

Sandstone Point
Australia, Queensland, 4511

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Call data

Last update:2018-07-09 23:03:38
Main prefix:VK
Federal state:Queensland, 4511
DXCC Zone:150
ITU Zone:55
CQ Zone:30

QSL dataUp to date!

Last update:2018-07-09 21:58:43
Bureau QSL:no
Direct QSL:no


From mid-70's have been interested radio communications. My first single channel 27Mhz walkie-talkie making contact with at the time callsign Maltese Falcon who lived about 3 streets away the interest grow. Spent many years on 27Mhz CB and experimented with PLL to increase my 23 channel radio to over 100 channels. When UHF CB started in Australia, found the move of DXing interstate or overseas but how far FM could reach. So setting up sites on mountain tops outside of Sydney was the challenge. This also included TV DXing ( watching New Zealand TV in AU )
Moving to Queensland in late 90's, looked for a new way to stay in contact with friends back in Sydney so from encouragement by now VK2ZB sat for my limited radio licence. Was told to learn CW but that was to old school and get a full core, said I will wait till they drop that requirement which they did and have been a full core since ( "I won CW hehe" ).
Life changes and the things you have a strong passion as a hobby just slip away. Did get on radio when possible but spent more time listening.
Then satellite TV became of interest as you could watch stations from around the world sent free to air. Some interesting viewing from Kuwait TV during war in area. Interruption to regular show for alert of possible inbound missile/s. Then the experimenting of playing with cards to see encrypted services ( they fixed that after many years ).
Now days it's all about the internet, so streaming almost anything you want to watch or hear.
I started with IRLP, EchoLink and then moved to DStar but was a complex of setup.
But now have entered into DMR and hotspots. The risk taking started, 2 days after my MD380 arrived upgraded to hacked firmware ( all good ). Ordered Pi 3 and Pi Zero, a Jumbospot and a Duplex hotspot. Downloaded codeplug, Pi-Star sofware and built them all from scratch. What can I say but "that was easy"
So when I want to listen/talk to people from any part of the world, just enter details on keypad.
Hope to catch you soon.


IC-706Mk2, IC-7100, TYT MD380 DMR ( ID 5054305. Also 5054306 ( for future use ))


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