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July 20 1969 the world stopped briefly to witness a remarkable accomplishment, the first instance in which humanity set foot on another world. 

The below video of the complete descent to the Luna surface including radio communication dropouts, computer overloads, seconds of fuel remaining and the coolness of both Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin is the USA at its very best.

A detailed account of every second of the Apollo 11 descent and landing.

 

Welcome to the amateur radio web site of Peter Miles, VK6YSF.   

 

The purpose of this site is to promote amateur radio and also as a way to document and share the various radio activities and projects that I'm involved with.   

  

I currently reside in the Town of Northam about 80km east of the city of Perth in Western Australia. I moved here from Melbourne, Victoria after taking on a position with the state electricity utility as a distribution designer in October 2007.

 

I first obtained my amateur radio license in June 1979 with the call of VK3YSF which I held until October 2007. After moving to Western Australia it was required that the call reflect the new state. I simple selected VK6YSF. I'm not one for unnecessary change!

 

Over the years I have been active in the VHF/UHF part of the spectrum with particular interests in amateur radio satellites and in more resent times in the HF (High Frequency) bands.   

  

Other Interests have included Hiking, Rock Climbing, Caving, Photography, Astronomy, Home Renovating and Gardening.

Myself doing what I like doing. Photo taken by Mark J Stephenson - VK3PI

Myself doing what I like doing. Photo taken by Mark J Stephenson - VK3PI

VK6YSF QSL CARD 2008

LOCATION IN THE WORLD


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Town of Northam about 80km east of the city of Perth in Western Australia

You tube of aerial work at the VK6RAV repeater site. Video

 

 

 

NEW ADDITIONS AND UPDATE 

 

RINGO ANTENNA - 52MHz

Reworked old 2m band ringo antenna for the 6m band. August 2019. NEW

 

BALUN 1:1 CHOKING - LOW VHF BAND

Choking balun for upper HF to lower VHF bands. (10MHz - 60MHz). 

August 2019. NEW

 

TS-430S Repair and Restoration 

Kenwood TS-430S Repair and Restoration.

Including video.

November 2018 NEW

 

TS-700SP Repair 

Kenwood TS-700SP receiver repair. 

Including video.

21 August 2018 NEW

 

TS-930S BACK LIGHT REPLACEMENT

TS-930S meter backlight replaced with new bright

Including video.

LEDs. 15 August 2018. UPDATED

 

DC DISTRIBUTION BOARD 

12Volt DC Distribution Board using 30a Anderson connectors and including reverse polarity protection.

10 August 2018. UPDATED

 

WSPR 

Propagation path and antenna evaluation data graphed with WSPR data. 10 July 2018. UPDATE

 

FT-736R F2887103A Audio Board Replacement

FT-736R - F2887103A audio board fault location and repair. 20 March 2018. NEW

 

Active Antenna - Version 2 

PA0RDT compact active wide-band receiving antenna for lower frequency bands from 10 kHz to approximately 10MHz. August 2017. NEW

   

1:6 Voltage Balun

1:6 Voltage balun (1.8 - 30MHz). 

June 2016. NEW

 

Clover-leaf antenna - 146.5MHz.

146MHz Cloverleaf (Big Wheel) tower mounted antenna. 

September 2016. NEW

 

1:9 Voltage Balun

1:9 Voltage balun (1.8 - 30MHz). 

November 2016. NEW

 

Clover-leaf antenna - 435.0MHz.

435MHz 5 Petal Cloverleaf (Big Wheel) tower mounted antenna. November 2016. NEW

   

 

OPERATIONAL ACTIVITY

ACTIVITIES LOG-VK6YSF

Log of key activities and significant contacts from my residence in Northam, Western Australia under the call VK6YSF (2007 - Present)

 

ACTIVITIES LOG-VK3YSF

Log of key activities and significant contacts from my residence in Watsonia, Victoria Australia under the call VK3YSF (1979 - 2007)

 

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e-mail address: petermiles@westnet.com.au

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