I have been a ham operator since the 1970's having the following calls
along the journey.
VK3NEX - VK3JCY - VK3AWA
As work and family took precedence, I had long spells away from the
hobby. As I'm now retired, I find I have more time to devote. I
have a particular interest in all things digital. I also enjoy
making wire antennas for home and portable operations. My latest ham radio interest is in the World Wide Flora and Fauna (WWFF) program both as an activator and a hunter.
Icom IC-9300 for VHF/UHF
Icom IC-7300 for HF - Mainly digital modes
Yaesu-450D for WWFF Portable operations
Xeigu G90 for portable operations.
CS800D - mobile (In my Camper Van) for DMR and 2m/70cm analogue
Retevis RT3S Hand Held for DMR and VHF/UHF Portable
SDR for various other stuff
40m end fed halfwave
30m Inverted V
Discone x 2
I am active on DMR
using my Retevis RT3S and and a Raspberry Pi based MMDVM hotspot.
For DMR mobile I use the RT3S or the CS800D via a SHARKRF Openspot
3 tethered to my phone.
My station PC runs WSJT-Z for FT8, Black Cat SSTV, EasyPal digital SSTV and various other ham related stuff.
When activating parks I use my FT450D or Xeigu G90 into various portable antennas. The antenna selection is based on location, weather, time of day and other
variables such as how lazy I am. My antenna range is normally
wire based and includes a 40m EFHW and a selection of mono band
NOAA wx satellite image from my station
ISS SSTV image
from my station