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by VK4WDM
Tue Aug 23, 2016 10:17 pm
Forum: Regulatory, Licencing & Exams
Topic: VK Maritime Mobile
Replies: 19
Views: 6810

Re: VK Maritime Mobile

It's the same as being mobile on a horse
Do you have to ask the horse for permission? :mrgreen:

Wayne VK4WDM
by VK4WDM
Mon Aug 22, 2016 5:21 pm
Forum: Propagation & Solar Cycle News
Topic: Solar Cycle 25...how old will u be?
Replies: 39
Views: 16822

Re: Solar Cycle 25...how old will u be?

Hi Andrew
happens twice a year.
What times of the year? Where is published info?

73

Wayne VK4WDM
by VK4WDM
Sun Aug 21, 2016 5:58 pm
Forum: Regulatory, Licencing & Exams
Topic: The future for amateur radio in VK
Replies: 66
Views: 20053

Re: The future for amateur radio in VK

But I do think the elephant in the room is the financial cost of getting a ham ticket Not just for school kids. I do quite a lot of AR publicity among the retired, especially the "grey nomads." Quite a number take away the foundation license and some buy manuals, but the large sticking point is the...
by VK4WDM
Sun Aug 21, 2016 1:57 pm
Forum: Propagation & Solar Cycle News
Topic: Solar Cycle 25...how old will u be?
Replies: 39
Views: 16822

Re: Solar Cycle 25...how old will u be?

In fact I'm going to stay alive and annoy crap out of folks until I cant remember your names Come on Steve, you will just grow mellow, quiet, and gentle just like me! :mrgreen: (forgot to mention the word "cuddly." :D 73 Wayne VK4WDM :om: On air since cycle 20 (Pleased I can still remember that) :t...
by VK4WDM
Sun Aug 21, 2016 10:01 am
Forum: Regulatory, Licencing & Exams
Topic: VK Maritime Mobile
Replies: 19
Views: 6810

Re: VK Maritime Mobile

It is a number of years ago since I tried to get permission to operate on the way to Antarctica on a German-registered ship. I had a meeting with the master and the radio officer (also a ham) who turned the request down for three reasons: 1. Whilst in international waters the ship was "German territ...
by VK4WDM
Sat Aug 20, 2016 8:06 am
Forum: 50 MHz
Topic: Another missed opportunity
Replies: 12
Views: 6953

Re: Another missed opportunity

The Americans and other areas of the northern hemisphere are having a very good summer E season so a few extra hops SW from W6 to meet a winter E hop in VK is possible, but I think that there a still 6m propagation methods that are yet to be discovered (go for it Roger, a Nobel Prize awaits :D ). We...
by VK4WDM
Fri Aug 19, 2016 8:42 pm
Forum: 50 MHz
Topic: Another missed opportunity
Replies: 12
Views: 6953

Re: Another missed opportunity

Hi Allan

I must confess that I have not taken much notice of WSPR in the past but I will be now! The link worked and is saved in my "look at frequently list."

Thank you, 73

Wayne VK4WDM
by VK4WDM
Fri Aug 19, 2016 7:31 pm
Forum: 50 MHz
Topic: Another missed opportunity
Replies: 12
Views: 6953

Re: Another missed opportunity

It is reported and others might be able to take advantage. Question, reported where?

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Wayne VK4WDM
by VK4WDM
Fri Aug 19, 2016 5:04 pm
Forum: 50 MHz
Topic: Another missed opportunity
Replies: 12
Views: 6953

Re: Another missed opportunity

Hi Brian

Were they spotted on the logger? If they were I must have missed seeing them. Ouch! :cry:

I did not see any beacons reported either.

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Wayne VK4WDM
by VK4WDM
Fri Aug 19, 2016 7:36 am
Forum: Propagation & Solar Cycle News
Topic: Solar Cycle 25...how old will u be?
Replies: 39
Views: 16822

Re: Solar Cycle 25...how old will u be?

Ok, thanks for the comment Steve and emails from others. Maybe I was being a bit over-sensitive and the remark only concerned WSPR, which I don't think can be used for awards anyway.

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Wayne VK4WDM :om: (and a thin-skinned one at times :oops: )
by VK4WDM
Thu Aug 18, 2016 3:19 pm
Forum: Propagation & Solar Cycle News
Topic: Solar Cycle 25...how old will u be?
Replies: 39
Views: 16822

Re: Solar Cycle 25...how old will u be?

Adam We used to have class distinction between CW and phone ops because only CW is "real" AR. I, and many others find that attitude offensive and hopefully it is well behind us. Now you appear to be saying that digital modes are not "real" AR and that my 40m digital modes DXCC which took a bloody lo...
by VK4WDM
Thu Aug 18, 2016 2:54 pm
Forum: Propagation & Solar Cycle News
Topic: Solar Cycle 25...how old will u be?
Replies: 39
Views: 16822

Re: Solar Cycle 25...how old will u be?

"Who cares about the solar cycle, the DX is still there" Agreed. The sunspot cycle is why hams, like the military, aviation and maritime services, have bands throughout the HF spectrum. Choose the frequency and the mode (and we have much more efficient ones that we used to) to suit the stage of the ...
by VK4WDM
Tue Aug 16, 2016 8:45 pm
Forum: Propagation & Solar Cycle News
Topic: Solar Cycle 25...how old will u be?
Replies: 39
Views: 16822

Re: Solar Cycle 25...how old will u be?

I will be 78. My interest in AR hasn't really wayned ( :mrgreen: ) since I was first licensed in 1963 and provided I am in good enough health and still have enough marbles in the bag I am sure that I will be still interested then.

73

Wayne VK4WDM
by VK4WDM
Sat Aug 13, 2016 4:01 pm
Forum: 50 MHz
Topic: JF2MBF Nob PACIFIC DXP
Replies: 3
Views: 3590

Re: JF2MBF Nob PACIFIC DXP

Thank you for the info Steve. I need VP6 on both HF and 6M but I don't like the chances on 6m given the current conditions. Might be a goer if it was Dec or Jan.

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Wayne VK4WDM
by VK4WDM
Fri Aug 12, 2016 8:33 pm
Forum: Regulatory, Licencing & Exams
Topic: Check You License Renewal
Replies: 52
Views: 12775

Re: Check You License Renewal

Sneaker Networks
You have to remember not to leave the stick in your shirt pocket and then wash the shirt before loading it on the next network. I have done that twice :crazy: :oops:

Wayne VK4WDM
by VK4WDM
Sun Aug 07, 2016 8:46 pm
Forum: Satellites & Balloons
Topic: Upcoming ARISS scheduled contact
Replies: 14
Views: 4633

Re: Upcoming ARISS scheduled contact

Thank you for the heads up Shane. I will have a listen.

What are the chances of getting a 2 way QSO with the ISS? Should I just listen and hope on all passes or is there a way of predicting what the chances might be?

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Wayne VK4WDM
by VK4WDM
Sun Aug 07, 2016 9:22 am
Forum: Regulatory, Licencing & Exams
Topic: WIA submission for allocation at 70 MHz
Replies: 9
Views: 4710

Re: WIA submission for allocation at 70 MHz

Steve, hams in EU have operated on a shared 70MHz allocation in EU for many years without any problems and I can't see how VK would be any different.

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Wayne VK4WDM :om: (but always willing to give something new a go).
by VK4WDM
Fri Aug 05, 2016 7:15 pm
Forum: 1296, Microwaves and Opto
Topic: 23 on 23 October
Replies: 19
Views: 2901

Re: 23 on 23 October

Ewe could ramble on forever about the wether and food but we better let the thread get back to serious issues before Adam lambasts us and gives us the chop :mrgreen:

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Wayne VK4WDM
by VK4WDM
Wed Aug 03, 2016 5:13 pm
Forum: 1296, Microwaves and Opto
Topic: 23 on 23 October
Replies: 19
Views: 2901

Re: 23 on 23 October

"lamb steaks, strait from the hoof"
Hoof steaks? They sound very tough to me! :mrgreen:

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Wayne VK4WDM
by VK4WDM
Sat Jul 30, 2016 9:43 am
Forum: Satellites & Balloons
Topic: LilacSat-2
Replies: 3
Views: 3339

Re: LilacSat-2

OK Jayson, I guess it is watch and wait until a definite pattern emerges.

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Wayne VK4WDM