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INTRODUCTION

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

 

 

 

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) 20/12/2019 UPDATED

 

ACTIVITIES LOG-VK3YSF

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

 

CURRENT CONDITIONS

Solar X-Rays:

Geomag Field:

 

NEW ADDITIONS AND UPDATE 

 

YAGI UDA ANTENNA - 255MHZ - 5 ELEMENT

5 Element Yagi-Uda antenna for 250MHz to 260MHz.

25 September 2022 NEW

 

TS-50 Memory Battery 

Kenwood TS-50 Lithium memory battery replacement.

13 August 2022 NEW

 

TS-450S Audio Repair  

Kenwood TS-450S audio repair  

May 2022 NEW

 

BALUN 6:1 VOLTAGE - VERSION 2

6:1 Voltage balun using a FT140-43 Ferrite Toroid Core  (1.8 - 30MHz).

January 2022 NEW

 

BALUN 9:1 VOLTAGE - VERSION 2

9:1 Voltage balun using a FT140-43 Ferrite Toroid Core  (0.5 - 60MHz).

January 2022 NEW

 

UNUN 9:1 VOLTAGE VERSION 3

9:1  voltage unun using a FT140-43 ferrite core (0.5 - 60MHz). 

January 2022 NEW

 

TS-430s RECEIVER SENSITIVITY REPAIR

Kenwood TS-430S non-invasive low receiver sensitivity repair. Including video.

October 2021 NEW

 

UHF MASTHEAD PREAMP KIT FOR 70cm BAND

Construction of a 70cm band Mini Kits EME221-70CM pre-amp kit. Including video.

November 2020 NEW

 

CHOKING BALUN FOR HF BANDS

Reisert choking balun for HF and upper MF bands. (1.5MHz - 30MHz). FT140-43 Ferrite Toroid Core.

August 2020 NEW

 

   

    

  VIDEOS

  

 

 

Video of 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.

 

Video of the T-Network Antenna Matching Unit, features, construction and operation.

 

 

Video of the TAIT T2000ii radio programming and adjustments.

 

   

Video of the Kenwood TS-430S Repair and Restoration. 

 

 

 

You tube of aerial work at the VK6RAV repeater site.

 

  

Feature You Tube videos

On 15 August 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.

 

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.

Complete descent to the Luna surface.

 

 

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

Page last revised 10 Oct 2022

 

 

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