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 '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 written..   amazon.com/author/www.vk5sw.com   The 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 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. 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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