I first became interested in radio when I was about 16. I bought and sold a few receivers, DX160, Yaesu FRG-7 and then an Icom RC-71A.
I had a ball listening to the world when conditions were probably the best ever to be experienced in my lifetime. Unfortunately, at the time, I did not appreciate this.
I didn’t come across any radio amateurs until I started working in the Moomba gas fields in 1980. Then I didn’t get time to take it any further.I quit the Oil patch and moved to Mt. Gambier where I stumbled upon the South East Radio Group and I was “hooked”. Bill, VK5WCC pushed and shoved and I ended up passing my novice exam. Automatically upgraded with the change of licence categories and became a standard licencee. (without the knowledge to go with it.)
Since I retired in October 2012 I have become interested in portable operations, particularly S.O.T.A., VK3 and VK5 Parks Chasing and Activating.
I look forward to working you portable qrp soon.