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Echoes of the Outback: Love’s Resilience – The Telegraph Track’s Ham Radio Miracle in North Queensland, Australia
July 19, 2023
The Telegraph Track is an iconic off-road adventure route located in the captivating wilderness of North Queensland's Cape York Peninsula, Australia. This legendary track stretches approxim...
What is happening to amateur radio?
July 19, 2023
I've been involved in amateur radio for about 20 years now, having obtained my license over 20 years ago. Prior to that, my interest in radio began with citizen band communication, where I ...
VK1 Tango Xray, Tex: A True Gentleman & Radio Amateur
March 26, 2023
It is with great sadness to inform a great man and amateur VK1TX Tex has passed away peacefully after a short battle with liver cancer. I've not been licensed half the time Tex ...
Solar Cycle Update
March 3, 2023
February was another strong month for Solar Cycle 25. According to NOAA, the average sunspot number was among the highest of the past 10 years. Originally, forecasters thought Solar Cycl...
VK & 10 Metre Calling Frequency Culture The Unwritten Rules of VK & 10 Metre Calling Frequency
February 20, 2023
In recent years, months and even days a heated debate has been taking place on online forums within the Australian amateur radio community. Many VK operators have been accused of abusive be...
Reviews: DX COVERS
February 18, 2023
I'm excited to say that after a few COVID-induced delays, I finally received the SunSDR2 DX cover I ordered from Prism Embroidery in the UK. I'm someone who likes to take good care of my ge...
3Y0J Bouvet Island and the misconduct of licensed amateurs
February 8, 2023
Bouvet Island, located in the South Atlantic Ocean, is one of the world's most remote and inaccessible islands. This subantarctic volcanic island is covered by 93% glaciers and is prone to ...
NEW LOGO: VK2GJS Gary
February 5, 2023
Here is VK2GJS Gary's NEW LOGO. If you would like a similar logo please drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunspot Counts Hit a 9-Year High
February 4, 2023
In a continued sign of strength for Solar Cycle 25, sunspot counts just hit a 9-year high. The monthly sunspot number of 144 in January 2023 was only percentage points away from topping...