Station Info

Amateur Station Callsign: VK2QH
Former Callsigns: VK2TJO (1996 - circa 2004)
VK2UMJ (circa 2004 -2009)
Location: Cessnock, New South Wales
  151° 20´ 8.9046" East
(Decimal: 151.335556°)
  32° 50´ 32.931" South
(Decimal: -32.842222°)
QTH Locator: QF57QD
CQ Zone: 30
ITU Zone: 59
Echolink Node: 719286
Postal Address: C/ 28 Wollombi Rd, Cessnock NSW 2325
Do NOT send via QSL Bureau Skip down to QSL info
Logging Software used: Day-to-day contacts: Log4OM
SOTA1 and WWFF2 contacts: Logger32

1 SOTA is an award scheme that encourages contact with Amateurs operating portable stations in mountainous areas. More info can be found on the SOTA website.

2 WWFF is similar to SOTA; it encourages contact with Amateurs operating portable within designated National Parks, Conservation Parks, etc. More information can be found on the WWFF website, or the WWFF Australia (also known as VKFF) website.

Bands and Radio Equipment

HF Bands

Rig: Yaesu FT-757GXii
Modes: AM / SSB / CW / FM
Power: 100W (PEP/DC) SSB/CW/FM, 25W (Carrier) AM
Antenna: 40 metre half-wave horizontal wire di-pole (18 foot AGL).
Tuner: LDG Electronics Z-11 ProII 125W automatic tuner

6M Band

Rig: Icom IC-551D
Modes: AM / SSB / CW / FM
Power: 80W (PEP/DC) SSB/CW/FM, 40W (Carrier) AM
Antenna: 6 metre dipole.

2m/70cm Bands

Rig: Icom IC-208H.
Power: 50W (VHF), 35W (UHF)
Modes: FM
Antenna: Dual Band vertical.

Other Radio Equipment - Base

Bands/Modes Rig Antenna
27MHz CB Pearce Simpson
Super Cheetah
1/2 wave vertical
UHF CB Icom IC-4000PRO 9dB Collinear

Radio Equipment - Mobile

Bands/Modes Rig Antenna
2m/70cm Alinco DR-635 Dual band whip
UHF CB GME Electrophone
9dB whip

About My Location

For those interested, below is some further information about my location.


Population: 18,316
Elevation: 80m (262ft)
Coordinates: 32° 50´ 3" South, 151° 21´ 19.8" East
Location: 154km (96mi) North of Sydney
52km (32mi) West of Newcastle
Mean max.temp (annual): 24.6° C (76° F)
Mean min. temp (annual): 11.1° C (52° F)
Recorded maximum Temp: 46.8°C (116.24°F) on 11 Feb 2017
Refer Elders Weather - Cessnock Airport
(Previous record 45°C on 18 Jan 2013)

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Size: 7,692,024km2 (2,969,907 sq mi)
(6th largest country after Russia, Canada, China, the USA, and Brazil
Refer: Geoscience Australia: Australia’s size compared)
Population: 24,899,100 (estimate March 2018)
21.5 million at 2011 census
Timezones: UTC + 8 to UTC + 10.5 (standard time)
UTC + 8 to UTC + 11.5 (summer time)

QSL Info

I am happy to QSL for any contact. I can only receive QSL cards direct or via eQSL. I can not receive cards sent via the Bureau!

I can also receive confirmation via LoTW (although I do enjoy collecting actual QSL cards!)

Please include a self-addressed envelope for a return QSL card. This helps ensure I send the return card to the correct address! Although return postage is not essential, the inclusion of 2x green stamps (US$2) would be greatly appreciated.