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Name:Dale
QTH:Adelaide
Country:Australia
Grid:PF95IH
 
Web: https://dale.id.au/
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ITU: 59
CQ:30
IOTA:OC-001
 
 
  
   
QSL via: PO Box 242 Smithfield, SA 5114, Australia


About:

G'day, my name is Dale and I live in Adelaide South Australia. I consider myself a geek, tinkerer, and a hacker. I have been using Linux on and off since 1998, but since about 2005 it has been my primary operating system of choice and Debian my preferred distribution, but I using a fork called Devuan at moment as it has no systemd.

I have been into amateur radio for a long time, but only in April 2011 I got my ticket. Also have an interest in tinkering with electronics and collecting World War Two era wireless sets. I am rather fond of the clandestine sets of the era like the ‘Type A Mk III’. I am also fond of the the wireless set WS 122 which is a Australian miltary radio that was produced in 1945 in Adelaide and Melbourne.

Since 2011 I have helped out WICEN with communications for the Scouts RallySA. I also help by promoting Amateur Radio at events like Science Alive, and Adelaide Mini makers Faire.

Since late 2020 I have gotten into some the digital, I have built myself a couple Pi-Star hotspots with MMDVM hats on Raspberry Pi 3B+ to access the DMR networks for FreeDMR and DMR+, on both networks you can find me on talkgroups 505, or on 969 on FreeDMR. I also interested setting up a DMR to YSF.

Setup:

I not have much of a setup at the moment and it all WIP as you can tell from the header image, but I am building on it slowly as time and monies permit.

The station run off of solar and battery, and on averge I am running QRP of 5-10W, 5W is mostly used on JS8 and FT8, and 10W on SSB.

  • Yaesu FT-857D
  • Yaesu FT-450D
  • MFJ Versa Tuner 2 manual HF turner
  • Yaesu FT-7800
  • Yaesu FT-60R handheld
  • Baofeng GT-3TP handheld
  • Retevis RT3S GPS handheld, like to have OpenRTX when M17 is available, OpenMDUV380 Experimental firmware is available now
  • Radioddity GD-77 handheld, with the OpenGD77 firmware
  • AnyTone AT-D878UV handheld
  • Homebrew 40m band centre fed dipole with access 15m (not in operation 2021/11)
  • homebrew 2m/700mm J-Pole
  • Diamond X-50M Dualband 2m/700mm Base Antenna
  • 40m-10m EFHW with 49:1 transformer (not yet up in the air)
  • 80m-10m EFHW with 64:1 transformer and common mode current choke (in operation as of 2021/11)

Propagation:

 

 

 

Calling frequencies (MHz) per band per mode:

All the frequencies are all WIP

== CW ==  
160     1.808 MHz
80      3.528 MHz
40      7.028 MHz
30     10.118 MHz
20     14.058 MHz
17     18.085 MHz
15     21.058 MHz
12     24.908 MHz
10     28.058 MHz

ARNSW Auto-Training
80      3.699 MHz

Parks and SOTA
80      3.528 MHz
40      7.030 MHz
40      7.032 MHz
20     14.062 MHz
http://www.parksnpeaks.org

 

== SSB ==  

ANZA net:
20     14.183 MHz 0515z

Traveller’s net: 
20     14.116 MHz 0200z  
15     21.185 MHz 0300z

Parks:
80      3.610 MHz
40      7.144 MHz
20     14.310 MHz
15     21.244 MHz

SOTA:
40      7.090 MHz
20     14.310 MHz

IARU Region III emergency centre frequency:
80       3.600 MHz
40       7.110 MHz
20      14.300 MHz
17     18.160 MHz
15     21.360 MHz

Australian Scout HF Calling Frequencies:
Band      SSB (phone)      CW (morse)
80         3.650 MHz        3.570 MHz
40         7.090 MHz        7.030 MHz
20        14.190 MHz       14.060 MHz
15        21.190 MHz       21.140 MHz
10        28.590 MHz       28.180 MHz
6         52.160 MHz       50.160 MHz

 

== Digital ==  

RTTY:
80      3.590 MHz
40      7.043 MHz
30     10.143 MHz
20     14.080 MHz
17     18.105 MHz
15     21.080 MHz
12     24.925 MHz
10     28.080 MHz

PSK:
160     1.838 MHz
80      3.580 MHz
40      7.040 Mhz
30     10.141 Mhz
20     14.070 MHz
17     18.098 MHz
15     21.070 MHz
12     24.920 MHz
10     28.070 MHz

PSK31:
40      7.070 - 7.072 MHz
30     10.142 MHz
20     14.070 MHz
Most activity is on 40 & 20

SSTV:
40      7.177 MHz
20     14.230 MHz
15     21.340 MHz
10     28.680 MHz

JT65 *:
160     1.838 MHz
80      3.576 MHz
40      7.076 MHz
30     10.138 MHz
20     14.076 MHz
17     18.102 MHz
15     21.076 MHz
12     24.917 MHz
10     28.076 MHz

JT9 *:
160     1.839 MHz
80      3.572 MHz
40      7.078 MHz
30     10.140 MHz
20     14.078 MHz
17     18.104 MHz
15     21.078 MHz
12     24.919 MHz
10     28.078 MHz

WSPR *:
160     1.8366 MHz
80      3.5686 MHz
40      7.0386 MHz
30     10.1386 MHz
20     14.0956 MHz
17     18.1046 MHz
15     21.0946 MHz
12     24.9246 MHz
10     28.1246 MHz
FT8 *:
160     1.840 MHz
80      3.573 MHz
40      7.074 MHz
30     10.131 MHz (DX), 10.136 MHz (Gen), 10.140 MHz (Contests)
20     14.074 MHz
17     18.100 MHz
15     21.074 MHz
12     24.915 MHz
10     28.074 MHz

APRS:
40      7.046 MHz
30     10.1476 MHz
20     14.0996 MHz

 

JS8 *:
160     1.842 MHz
80      3.578 MHz
40      7.078 MHz
30     10.130 MHz
20     14.078 MHz
17     18.104 MHz
15     21.078 MHz
12     24.922 MHz
10     28.078 MHz
6      50.318 MHz

 

 


* Indicated dial frequency using USB mode.

   

 

== AM ==  

160     1.825 MHz   Melb coffee break net 1030-1200 local.  Daylight hrs only Mon-Sat.
160     1.857 MHz   VK5 net
80      3.686 MHz
40      7.125 MHz
20     14.286 MHz  

 

Source Activity Date time
DXC DX de K7PTC: 7073.8 VK5ZSH 1415Z 2022-09-09 14:15:00
DXC DX de YC1JEL: 21074.0 VK5ZSH FT8 -21dB from PF95 1395Hz 0059 2022-09-02 00:59:00
DXC DX de VK5ZSH: 7110.0 VK4AAC WWFF VKFF-0823 0519Z 2022-08-20 05:19:00
DXC DX de VK5ZSH: 7090.0 VK3BJA au0012 0510Z 2022-08-20 05:10:00
DXC DX de VK5ZSH: 7105.0 VK3SRC AU0051 0402Z 2022-08-20 04:02:00
DXC DX de VK5ZSH: 7140.0 VK3ILH AU0055 0347Z 2022-08-20 03:47:00
DXC DX de VK5ZSH: 7140.0 VK3ILH 0346Z 2022-08-20 03:46:00
DXC DX de VK5ZSH: 7120.0 VK5ARC Nerung lighthouse 0322Z 2022-08-20 03:22:00
DXC DX de VK5ZSH: 7144.0 VK2YK/5 SiOTA VK-GPS5 0653Z 2022-04-10 06:53:00
DXC DX de VK5ZSH: 71440.0 VK2YK/5 VK-GPS5 SiOTA 0640Z 2022-04-10 06:40:00
DXC DX de VK5ZSH: 21252.0 VK5ZSH QRP calling CQ 0225Z 2022-04-06 02:25:00
DXC DX de VK5ZSH: 7128.0 VK5ZSH QRP Calling CQ 1528Z 2022-04-03 15:28:00
DXC DX de VK5ZSH: 28480.0 VK5ZSH QRP Calling CQ 0553Z 2022-04-03 05:53:00
DXC DX de VK5ZSH: 7090.0 VK5CZ/P VK5/SE-014 0513Z 2022-04-03 05:13:00
DXC DX de VK5ZSH: 3680.0 VK5CZ/P SOTA VK5/SE-014 0504Z 2022-04-03 05:04:00
DXC DX de DJ9UN: 7180.0 VK5ZSH 34 2115Z 2022-04-01 21:15:00
DXC DX de VK5ZSH: 7180.0 VK5ZSH QRP calling CQ 2113Z 2022-04-01 21:13:00
DXC DX de VK5ZSH: 3677.0 VK5ZSH calling CQ 1044Z 2022-03-26 10:44:00
DXC DX de VK5ZSH: 7173.0 VK5ZSH calling CQ 0841Z 2022-03-25 08:41:00
DXC DX de VK5ZSH: 7122.0 VK5ZSH calling CQ 0831Z 2022-03-25 08:31:00
DXC DX de VK5ZSH: 7144.0 VK2VAR/P WWFF VKFF2547 2323Z 2022-03-23 23:23:00
DXC DX de VK5ZSH: 7105.0 VK3SRC/P VK-TNH3 SiOTA 2313Z 2022-03-23 23:13:00
DXC DX de VK5ZSH: 7144.0 VK5HAA/P WWFF VKFF-0790 0322Z 2022-03-20 03:22:00
DXC DX de VK5ZSH: 3631.0 VK2RT/P calling CQ John Moyle 1438Z 2022-03-19 14:38:00
DXC DX de VK5ZSH: 7177.0 VK5ZSH calling CQ 1330Z 2022-03-18 13:30:00
DXC DX de VK5ZSH: 7144.0 VK4MUD/P WWFF VKFF-1195 0850Z 2022-03-18 08:50:00
DXC DX de VK5ZSH: 7144.0 VK5HSX/P WWFF VKFF-1782 0045Z 2022-03-16 00:45:00
DXC DX de VK5ZSH: 7157.0 VK5RS calling CQ 0742Z 2022-03-12 07:42:00
DXC DX de VK5ZSH: 7156.0 VK1DA/P VK1/AC-023 / WWFF VKFF-0054 07 2022-03-12 07:25:00
DXC DX de VK5ZSH: 7139.0 VK4AAC/P WWFF VKFF-0746 0545Z 2022-03-12 05:45:00
DXC DX de VK5ZSH: 7130.0 VK5AV/P WWFF VKFF-1697 0741Z 2022-03-10 07:41:00
DXC DX de VK5ZSH: 7144.0 VK5HSX WWFF VKFF-0911 0750Z 2022-03-09 07:50:00
DXC DX de VK5ZSH: 7093.0 VI2022PRIDE Special event calling CQ 2022-03-05 08:37:00
DXC DX de VK5ZSH: 71440.0 VK3GJG/P Calling CQ Parks 2101Z 2022-02-26 21:01:00
DXC DX de VK5ZSH: 7144.0 VK3GJG/P WWFF VKFF-0020 1012Z 2022-02-26 10:12:00
DXC DX de VK5ZSH: 3610.0 VK7ADQ/2 Very nice copy 1906Z 2022-01-31 19:06:00
DXC DX de VK5ZSH: 71440.0 VK2HBG/P WWFF VKFF-1956 0724Z 2022-01-29 07:24:00
DXC DX de VK5ZSH: 7114.0 VK3TCP/P VK3/VS-008 0754Z 2022-01-02 07:54:00
DXC DX de VK5ZSH: 7095.0 VK3ZPF/P VK3/VT-016 0148Z 2021-12-31 01:48:00
DXC DX de VK5ZSH: 7135.0 VK3ZPF/P VK3/VT-013 0024Z 2021-12-31 00:24:00
DXC DX de VK5ZSH: 7144.0 VK3PF/P VKFF-0620 0507Z 2021-12-26 05:07:00
DXC DX de VK5ZSH: 7144.0 VK3PF/P VK-HWG2 0548Z 2021-12-24 05:48:00
DXC DX de VK5ZSH: 7144.0 VK3ZK/P WWFF VKFF-2148 0437Z 2021-12-22 04:37:00
DXC DX de VK5ZSH: 7145.0 VK3DQW/P 0724Z 2021-11-29 07:24:00