VK2GAZ Centurian Award, 1st June 2022

VK5PF Click on map to enlarge

Congratulations to Gary on achieving the Centurian Award. This award is obtained by making contacts using morse code (CW) with one hundred Straight Key Century Club members. My contribution to Gary’s award was just 100th of the effort he needed to gain the award. On the 23rd of February 2022, I (VK5PF) had a contact with VK2GAZ on the 30 metre band on 10.118 Mhz. I used 100 watts and my report was 5 7 and 9 and I gave Gary the same report. I was really pleased to assist. My SKCC number is 18570. My call-sign is visible on the South Australian (VK5) group. Thanks Gary for the chance to assist.

DX Century Club, 8th February 2022

At long last: The Wireless Institute of Australia DX Century Club award for making contacts with amateurs in 100 countries! I have been an amateur since December 1976 but never had the time to become serious about DX. Radio filled the gaps left over after family, work, music and keeping fit took most of my time. Covid 19 has helped a bit by creating time as we have kept ourselves quarantined. I should also acknowledge Paul, VK5PAS, an avid DXer, who has encouraged me to keep going. The highlights include those made in my comments relating to the ARRL award, but as well I should say that chasing the DXpeditions has been fun.

ARRl DX Century Club with my preferred name

This award was obtained relying on Logbook of the World confirmations only.

VKFF Hunter Award 825 references, May 2021

Here is my certificate for making contacts (qsos) with radio operators in 825 Parks. I have been a bit slow as a hunter the last few months as I have been chasing DX (overseas stations) contacts. Thanks to all of the operators over the last few years (since 2013) when I commenced my portable operations in Parks and Peaks.