to the amateur radio web site of Peter
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
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.
first obtained my amateur radio license in June 1979 with
the call of VK3YSF which I held until October 2007. After moving
Australia it was required that the call reflect the new state. I
simple selected VK6YSF.
I'm not one for unnecessary change!
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.
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
for HF and upper MF bands. (1.5MHz -
30MHz). FT140-43 Ferrite Toroid Core.
Antenna a construction technique for VHF and UHF Yagi antennas.
The example Yagi antenna is constructed for 255 MHz and is demonstrated by receiving signals from a US Navy satellite.
Video of the construction and testing of a high performance masthead receiver pre-amplifier kit designed for the 70cm band.
of the T-Network Antenna Matching Unit, features, construction
of the TAIT
T2000ii radio programming and adjustments.
of the Kenwood
TS-430S Repair and Restoration.
You tube of aerial
work at the VK6RAV repeater site.
You Tube videos
On 15August 1977 Dr Jerry
Ehman a project volunteer for the Ohio State University SETI project
witnessed a startlingly strong signal from the radio telescope. He
circled the characters on the printout and scribbled "Wow"
in the margin. This lone signal is considered by some as the most
likely detection of an extraterrestrial signal ever received.
The Mystery of the Wow! Signal.
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.