Amateur Radio

On this page:

- Information on Amateur Radio

- The Collins Portal

Note: if you believe you are not seeing an updated version of this page, right click on the green background, and click the "Refresh" option. Clicking your browser's Refresh button does not necessarily do the same thing.

Since 1979 I have had an Amateur Radio licence, and have held the callsigns VK3VRX VK3YRY VK3CDI VK7CDI VK3CD and finally - VK3RX.

Here is a pix of the station - click on the thumbnail for a larger image:


And another - this is what keeps this end of the house from blowing away:

Top: Eddystone 1830/1 Centre: Collins 51J-4 Bottom: Collins R390A

Amateur Radio operators often exchange verification ("QSL") cards to confirm that a radio contact has taken place. These QSL cards may simply be a memento of the contact, or they can be used to obtain various awards. Here is a small selection of QSL cards in my collection. The first few are for radio contact with the Space Shuttle and MIR.

Click on the thumbnail for a larger image

The following links provide information on some interesting modes and activities related to amateur radio.

Click on a link, and the site will open in a new browser window.

What is Amateur Radio, and how do I get started?

Wireless Institute of Australia

VK3YE Amateur Radio

American Radio Relay League

ARISS - Amateur Radio on the International Space Station

Amateur Radio Forums

Australian Ham Radio Discussion forum - Australia & New Zealand discussion forum 

SSTV - Slow Scan Television

Intro to sstv

Morse Code

.The Morse Code Pages

HF Mobile


Digital modes


AM - Amplitude Modulation