Firstly I want to congratulate Ian VK2XB for the continued hard work he has
done to get this organisation off the ground. When we have to work to keep the
usual bills from the door and still find time to dedicate to a project such as
this speaks for itself….. so Ian take a bow.
I am uncomfortable with including the comments, above, however Bill has sent them in and, short of something that would denigrate another or otherwise leave us open to legal action, what you blokes (and girls) send in is what goes on this site as it is your site.
Enuf of that
I have been involved in the trucking industry for what seems like
eternity……. Hells bells if I had murdered someone I would now be
free…….. seriously though 27 years and counting (hopefully for many to
come, though some people would say I can’t count)
Back in January 2007 I decided to again join the ranks of owner operator so
took the plunge and purchased a Freightliner Argosy 101 (2004 model with a
C15). I also purchased a 45 ft flat top trailer (just sold it as I have a new
special built drop deck extendable arriving in Sept 2007).
Since January I have been to every state except Tas & WA but that is only
a matter of time. I haul basically anything to anywhere….. however I am
spending as much time in QLD as possible due to freight / diesel kilometer
In the truck I have both vhf and uhf as well as hf none of which gets much
use. I became a mad dxer when I was first licensed as VK4MWZ back in 1986. I
was one of the few novice ops who actually enjoyed CW and these days spend
probably 90% of air time on that mode. Back in 2006 I became the first person
in the world to operate from all the VK9 call areas/dxcc.
The most memorable one is without a doubt the 1993 dxpedition to Mellish Reef
where I had the opportunity to spend time dxing with my mentor Harry Mead
VK4DHM/VK2BJL(SK). Harry was a brilliant person to learn from and is sadly
missed here. He insisted that we needed a recognized honest dx organization in
If you see me around or hear me about please shout out. My wife Cheryl is
usually with me in the truck and we enjoy meeting fellow hams/truckies.
Cu on the black stuff