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I have only been a licenced Amateur Radio Operator since October 2010. However I have been involved in Radio and Communications since I first got the bug back the the early days of CB radio in Australia in 1977.

I was on CB for a number of years and then in 1984 I enlisted in the Australian Army and was allocated to the Royal Australian Signals Corps. I served in a number of locations within Australia and Overseas during my 24 plus years of  service in the Corps. I finished my fulltime military career as a Warrant Officer Class Two, Information Systems Manager in October 2007. I am still serving at the same rank and position as a Reserve Soldier with the Defence Force School of Signals. I am also a Lieutenant (AAC) with 13 Army Cadet Unit located in Toowoomba where I am an Officer of Cadets.

After leaving full time military service I took up a position as a Information Technology Officer with the Queensland Police Service in Toowoomba Queensland. I am also heavily involved with the local ex-service community of Highfields and District. I am a foundation member of the Highfields RSL sub-branch and have been the sub branch President since 2007.

In July 2012, after almost 5 years with the Queensland Police Service I resigned and took up a position with the Department of Defence. I am now employed as the Information Technology Projects Officer at the Defence Force School of Signals - Electronic Warfare Wing, located at Cabarlah. 

I finally got off my rear end and got my Foundation Ham Radio Licence in October 2010 and I upgraded to Advanced or Full Call in 2017, via the US system. I was granted a US general Licence as KI7MMT and then changed to a vanity call KS7EVE. Soon after I was granted the US licence I applied for an Australia Full Call under the Reciprocal licence provisions and was granted VK4FI.

I am married to Sharan, we were married in 1985 and have 4 adult children. Our oldest Daughter and Son are living in Toowoomba, a short drive from our QTH, we have a son living in Cambooya about a 30minute drive from the QTH and our youngest Daughter is living the dream by living and working in London - UK, a short 24 hour plane ride from the QTH.







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