Amateur Radio Station
Operator - Ian QTH = Scoresby, Victoria, Australia. Grid = QF22OC
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There are many ham sites on the internet. I am attempting to doing something different with an Amateur Radio Station home page.
My AR CV
- XYL - Ellen. Harmonics - Jenny, Cathy, Michael, and Greg. Grand children - Jasmine, Kayla, Luke, Kimberly, Elizabeth and William. Extended family - Paul and Amanda.
- Retirement - Retried from the work force in March 2008 after 42 years in the Telecommunication industry.
- Education - I have been interested in teaching people electronics and radio physics to help would-be amateurs pass the examinations. I am an examination invigilator (exam supervisor) with the Moorabbin District Radio Club. (MDRC)
- On-Air time - Over the years it has not been great. After all its is a hobby.
- Most enjoyable activities - Nets, scheds and club activities. I enjoy keeping in-touch with people and finding out what they have been up to. People experimenting with many facets of technology and radio communications.
- Morse Code - In 1988 my own personal celebration of Australia's bi-centenary year was to upgrade to a Full Call. This was for me one of the hardest things I have ever done.
- Other Digital modes - I have experimented with packet and other text base modes. They have their place and are useful to support Amateur radio communications. Amateur radio is a contact hobby and suited to our most natural method of communication with each other voice.
- Favourite mode - No surprises, voice.
- Home brew - An area that gives a lot of satisfaction. (and keeps the on-air jaw boning time low) It is w\very relaxing to escape to the shack to do some tinkering.
- Operation Safety - The old adage comes to mind. "Electricity is a good servant, but a bad master" We amateur operators at all times must have the knowledge and know what we a dealing with. RF is one of electricitys most dangerous forms.
- Echolink node numbers 296334 for VK3IFM or 515584 VK3IFM-L Link radio operator commenced Jun 2010 (currently off air)
- Now operational on D-STAR - My home D-STAR Repeater
- Enjoy field day including ILLW, VHF/UHF Contests
- QRP ARCI member number #14024
- VK QRP Club member number #804
- SKCC member number #8271
- FISTS Down Under #14131
- WinLink 2K Gateway station VK3IFM-10 on VHF Packet. 145.200 Mhz accessable via VK3RML-5 VK3IFM-5 WINMOR on HF
- Other activities are the International Lighthouse and Lightship weekend and SOTA
So in conclusion, thanks taking the time to reading my AR CV. I hope you have enjoyed the experience. I commend Amateur Radio to you as a hobby with its many and varied aspects.
My Amateur Radio History.
- 13 March 1980 - Limited Amateur Certificate of Proficiency. Call sign of VK3YVO Certificate V1176
- 14 April 1980 - became a member of Wireless Institute of Australia (WIA), Victorian Division. Certificate 15813.
- 21 February 1990 - Novice Amateur Certificate of Proficiency. Call sign of VK3JFF Certificate V2403.
- 2 Aug 1990 - Amateur Operator Certificate of Proficiency. Call sign of VK3DVO Certificate V1709. (now Advanced Certificate)
- 4 May 2003 - Certificate of Appreciation in recognition of voluntary service to the WIA (Education)
- July 2003 - Treasurer of Moorabbin & District Radio Club Inc. (on going)
- Feb 2005 - Joined WICEN Vic. Inc.
- May 2008 - Retired from full time employment.
- May 2008 - Call sign changed from VK3DVO
- May 2008 - WICEN Vic. Region 4 Coordinator.
- Late 2010 - WIA project scanning VK Call Book collection to searchable PDF files.
- Facilator with Radio and Electronics School
- Aug 2011 - Life Member - Moorabbin & District Radio Club.
- Aug 2011 - Learning CW again (see LCWO.net) and enjoying building some QRP gear, current project Ten-Tec 40m CW tranceiver.
- Jul 2012 - President MDRC
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- First Published - 29 July 2002 - Last Updated - 23 May 2015 -