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G'day Everyone. Wherever you may be on planet Earth, Welcome to this Australian Amateur Radio website.  vk5sw.com

I really like building website pages and I hope you find some of these pages to your liking. Ham Radio is a great hobby. My hope is that this website goes some way towards promoting it. I think the best page on this website is an Introduction to Amateur Radio given on the 'INTRO' page. Information can also be found here about setting up a solar powered Ham Radio station, remotely controlling your station, learning morse code, constructing a 20 foot tower, putting together a Cubex quad antenna as well as building vee beam, ground plane and loop antennas. You may find the WorldClock useful and you can also download Ham Radio Wallpaper. The VK3MO page gives information about Ian Williams who is an inspiring Australian Amateur. You may also be interested in books I've written.. amazon.com/author/www.vk5sw.com  and my YouTube channel.

Due to nearby radiation from TV's, power lines and various other sources of electromagnetic interference, the background noise level on radios at the home Qth here in suburban Adelaide is horrendous - strength 9. Nothing can be heard here. The background noise level on the radios at the remote location at our property is strength zero. Depending on Qrn and over the horizon radar, you can basically 'hear a pin drop'. This is the beauty of remote operating. Also, in this case, there is plenty of room for antennas. The station is 150 klms away from home, located on our Bush property. This remote radio link uses the Remote Rig system and a Wireless Internet connection (4G, 2.4Ghz) at the Radio End as the nearest town is about 10 klms away from the property. In my case, this has meant being able to operate remotely from the home Qth as opposed to not being able to operate at all. Thanks to the information given to me by Matt, VK5HZ, this system is once again operating properly. For information about setting up remote capability, which if interested may be helpful, click on the 'REMOTE' icon. Videos about the system here can be seen below. The Internet has absolutely revolutionized and transformed our lives and this hobby. If not for the Internet, you wouldn't be reading this. I hope this website, in some way, is able to add to your enjoyment of Amateur Radio.







Remotely controlling a Ham Radio station via the Internet is often desirable nowadays because of electromagnetic interference to radios in the cities due to power lines, TV's and many other sources. The 2 videos above show my setup using the Remote Rig system and Ham Radio Deluxe. The radio station is about 100 miles away from home out in the Bush, in the middle of nowhere, and about 10 miles away from the nearest town. The station is unattended and runs on solar power. A wireless 4G Internet connection is used between the property where the station is located and the town. A fibre optic Internet cable is used from home here in Adelaide to the town of Morgan in the Riverland district. These 2 videos were recorded on my mobile phone. The 4 minute video on the left shows the reception from the IC-7300 remote radio, and the 10 minute video shows the reception from the IC-7600 remote radio.



This video was made in 2011, before remotely controlled. It shows the solar system and runs for 7 minutes.

I'm certainly no expert, but these 2 pages may help in setting up solar power / remote control,   /

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73 from the land of the kangaroo - 'Rob', VK5SW.  QRZpage

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