Here is some information about me along with links to additional resources.

VK3PH about me

VK3PH on a field day

Interested in radio and communications from an early age I achieved an Amateur Operators Certificate of Proficiency (AOCP) at the age of 16. In the late 70’s early 80’s the HF bands were alive and active. I could be heard chasing DX, on 10 and 15 meters. My first callsign amateur callsign was VK3VAH (Novice) which was upgraded to a Full Call VK3AZH after 18 months of extensive study.

In those days we needed to pass CW at 5 wpm for Novice and 10 wpm for full call. I used to practice on 10 m with many contacts in the USA.

I had an interest in fox hunts on Friday nights and have been an active member of both the WIA and the EMDRC. There was a quiet period of a few years whilst the family grew up. In 2007, I became more active and re-established a passion for radio with my new callsign – VK3PH.

I held committee positions (President & Secretary) of the Eastern and Mountain District Radio Club (EMDRC). I was on the WIA publications committee as the Editor of the Australian Callbook (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2019). I also proof read Amateur Radio magazine before monthly publication.

I was winner of the Jack Gutcher award in 2018 for services to amateur radio at EMDRC and was awarded life membership of the club in 2020.

My retro callsign is VK3AZH.
My travelling callsign is VK4FM.

Our Bathroom (Ensuite) Renovation

We are so fortunate to have some very good friends in the bathroom renovation and waterproofing business. They have provided us with a new bathroom that not only looks fabulous, it’s very functional and has added significant value to the property.

C + D (Commercial and Domestic) Waterproofing has been in business in Melbourne for more than 25 years. Their family-run business is based in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs. Click on the image above to visit their website.