I completed my Amateur Radio F-call exam in 2013, my Standard exam 2 weeks later and finally my full call exam 3 weeks after the Standard.
My QTH is Wodonga, Victoria, Australia, Grid Square QF33ku.
I like DV-mode and DStar, particularly interested in DV on HF!
Digital Modes are great - PSK is my favourite.
My shack also contains an Icom ID-5100 for local contacts on 2mt and 70cm and to work my D-Star hotspot.
I run a GMSK modem on a Raspberry Pi at home and use my Icom ID-51A when out and about. My vehicle is also equipped with an Icom ID5100.
I enjoy getting out and about with the radio to activate National Parks (WWFF) and Summits On The Air (SOTA).
For my portable setup I use an Elecraft KX3 (or the FT-857D from the vehicle) connected to an inverted-V antenna supported by a squidpole. I also have a Buddipole and Buddistick but the inverted-V tends to get used more during my QRP operations.
In my vehicle I have installed an Icom ID-5100 and a Yaesu FT-857D - more details and photos in this article.
If I am mobile in my home area or sitting in my shack you can contact me via our local repeater VK3RNE or via D-Star CCS 6889. My hotspot is normally linked to REF0003C.
My other interests include sailing, camping and scouting (currently active as Scout Leader in 1st Baranduda Scout Group).