WHAT IS THIS ALL ABOUT?

Welcome to my cyberspace in which I highlight radio activities in my world.

Originally this site provided me with a learning tool for HTML development but lately I have converted to the 21st century and been persuaded to use WordPress as the editor and I am very impressed. My thanks to my good friend Mark Pimperl for “leading me by the nose” and educating me on the finer art of putting this all together. Sometimes I remember, other times not!

I could say that this is my tower but alas it is not. Thanks to Peter VK6YSF for this photograph of the tower of Ian, VK3MO. I am sure you have heard Ian on 20 metres with his 4 over 4 monoband array.

I could say that this is my tower but alas it is not. Thanks to Peter VK6YSF for this photograph of the tower of Ian, VK3MO. I am sure you have heard Ian on 20 metres with his 4 over 4 monoband array.

So what’s it all about? My ramblings of course! And a smattering of information which I personally use for reference material when I am looking for information. A sort of “URL notebook” in many ways. If I find something worth sharing, even with myself, on it goes to this site.

It’s all about radio of course, something I have dabbled with professionally and personally for 40 years. Ever since “borrowing” my grandparents brand new SONY shortwave radio and working out that by putting this next to the television I could amplify the 5.5MHz IF and listen to VHF police transmissions on television Channel 6. Yes, that is what started my involvement in radio and emergency services. Who would have thought?

From there radio became a passion, opening up a whole new world of mystique and intrigue. Being able to listen to an aircraft take of from Melbourne and hear the crew chat to local air traffic controllers, then Nandi, Honolulu and San Francisco was and still is remarkable. Then gaining my own “ticket” as an amateur radio operator allowed me to talk to others around the world in morse, by digital means and voice. Still a thrill after all these years!!

The End Fed Zeppelin wire antenna is my HF "weapon of choice" at home and portable. This is a 1/2 wave on 80 metres and loads on all HF bands. Brilliant!

The End Fed Zeppelin wire antenna is my HF “weapon of choice” at home and portable. This is a 1/2 wave on 80 metres and loads on all HF bands. Brilliant!

I hope you enjoy this site and feel free to offer constructive feedback on what you would like to see and if you do see something you like, please tell me.

 

 

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