G'day Everyone. Wherever you may be on planet Earth, Welcome to
this Australian Amateur Radio website. www.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 'Introduction' 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 YOUTUBE link, which opens in a new
window, shows Amateur Radio slideshows set to music. The VK3MO page gives
information about Ian Williams who is an inspiring Australian Amateur.
You may also be interested in books I've
background picture shows Sydney harbour in VK2. Sydney is the largest city in
Australia with a population of over 5 million people.
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
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. 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.
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73 from the land of the kangaroo -
'Rob', VK5SW. QRZpage