2M BAND

BAND STATUS ANTENNA ANTENNA GAIN ANTENNA HEIGHT FEEDER RIG
2M - 144 MHz SSB ON-LINE 1 x 13 Element/8m boom 14 dBd 23m LDF 5-50 ICOM IC910
2M - 146 MHz FM OFF-LINE - - - LDF 5-50 ICOM IC910

Status Updated : 15.05.17

Comments : Running a single 13 element yagi on 2m SSB.

No longer running FM, please change over to 2m SSB or WSPR etc


Repeaters Worked :  

VK6RMS, Mt Saddleback, Boddington, WA, 2817 km - 26.12.03

VK8RCA, West Gap, Alice Springs, NT, 1804 km - 15.12.05 (E Skip)

VK5RAC, Pillaworta Hill, Port Lincoln, SA,  1019 km - 31.10.02

VK5REP, Cowell, Eyre Peninsula, SA, 961km - 31.10.02

VK5RAE, Mt Arden, Port Augusta, SA, 910 km - 31.10.02

VK5RMN, The Bluff, Port Pirie, SA, 867 km - 31.10.02

VK5RLH, Central North, Bumbunga Hill, SA, 833 km - 31.10.02

PLEASE NOTE, REPEATERS ARE ONLY LISTED IF OVER 800 km. ALL TROPO DUCTING UNLESS INDICATED. See repeaters worked page for full listing.


Beacons Received

144.450, VK5VF, Adelaide, Mt Lofty, 762 km - 14.01.03

144.485, VK8RAS, Alice Springs, 1800 km - 02.01.05 (E Skip) PG66WF

144.525, VK2RBH, Broken Hill, 638 km - 22.06.04

144.550, VK5RSE, Mount Gambier, 644 km - 26.12.03

144.564, VK6RTW, Mt Barker (Albany), 2682 km - 26.03.04

144.564, VK6RST, Mt Barker (Albany), 2682 km - 19.01.14

144.568, VK6REP, Esperance, 2313 km - 18.02.04

144.560, VK6RBU, Bunbury, 2867 km - 19.01.14

PLEASE NOTE, BEACONS ARE ONLY LISTED IF OVER 600 KM. ALL TROPO DUCTING UNLESS INDICTAED.


Simplex Contacts Tropospheric :

VK6JR, Wayne, Dunsborough, WA, SSB+JT65, 2933 km - 02.01.06 (SSB Past record, current digital record)

VK6FN, Max, Manjimup, WA, FM, 2821 km - 29.01.10

VK6VOX, Ron, Katanning, WA, SSB, 2707 km - 19.01.14

VK6DZ, Derek, Ellecker, WA, JT65+WSPR, 2664 km - 12.02.11 (Previous Australian Digital Record)

VK6WG, Wally, Albany, WA, SSB, 2650.8 km - 26.03.04

VK6BE, Bob, Albany, WA, SSB, 2650 km - 01.01.13

VK6LD, Rob, Albany, WA, SSB+WSPR, 2646 km - 14.12.13 (RX only SSB, WSPR only heard by Rob)

VK6AS, Bill, Esperance, WA, SSB, 2312 km - 25.02.05

VK5NNT, Neville, Port Lincoln, SA, FM, 1029 km - 28.06.15

VK5AEP, John, Port Lincoln, SA, FM, 1023 km - 10.11.02

VK5AJW (VK5JW), Jim, Cowell, SA, FM, 947 km - 10.11.02, 28.06.15

VK5BC, Brian, Corny Point, SA, FM+SSB+WSPR, 910 km - 5.05.04

VK5KLV, Les, Port Augusta, SA, FM, 910 km - 03.11.13

VK3BJM/5, Barry, Mt Arden, SA, JT65, 908 km - 10.10.09

VK5ZPG, Peter, Quorn, SA, JT65+SSB, 894 km - 23.09.05

VK5ACY, Bill, Kingscote, Kangaroo Is, SA, FM+SSB+JT44+JT65, 893 km - 16.11.03

VK5MCB, Mike, Port Pirie West, SA, FM, 867 km - 13.05.06

VK5DMC, David, Port Pirie, SA, FM, 866 km - 03.11.13

VK5WG, Nev, Crystal Brook, SA, FM, 840 km - 13.05.06

VK5XE, Ian, Clare, SA, FM, 791 km - 19.02.04

VK5JL, Les, Grange, SA, SSB, 782 km - 6.02.05

VK5ZCB, Graham, Henley Beach, SA, FM, 781 km - 03.02.06

VK5RM, Phil, Adelaide, SA, SSB+WSPR, 778 km - 22.01.13

VK5USB, Richard, Angle Vale, SA, SSB, 774 km - 26.02.05

VK5KYO, Yoan, Adelaide, SA, FM, 772 km - 10.11.02

VK5THA, Greg, Northfield, SA, FM, 771 km - 18.07.03

VK5AVQ, Mark, Vale Park, SA, SSB, 770 km - 05.03.06

VK5NY, Roger, McLaren Flat, SSB, 770 km - 5.02.04

VK5AKM, Keith, Wasleys, SSB+JT65+WSPR - 769 km - 10.09.11

VK5DT, Darren, Gawler, SA, FM, 768 km - 12.01.14

VK5KGP, Graham, Victor Harbor, SA, SSB, 767 km - 26.02.05

VK5BC, Brian, Gawler, SA, FM+SSB+JT65+SSTV+WSPR, 764 km - 8.02.03

VK5KCX, Barry, Gawler, SA, FM, 764 km - 21.02.03

VK5GF, Jeff, Victor Harbour, SA, SSB+JT65+WSPR, 764 km - 7.01.08

VK5AKK, Phil, Adelaide, SA, SSB+WSPR, 763 km - 7.02.04

VK5BJE, John, Scott Creek, SA, SSB, 761 km - 6.02.05

VK5ZK, Garry, Goolwa, SA, FM+SSB+JT44+JT65+WSPR+SSTV, 754 km - 20.03.04

VK5HR, Harry, Goolwa Nth, SA, SSB, 750 km - 03.02.06

VK5MM, Rob, Mt Barker, SA, FM, 747 km - 16.11.03

VK5GH, Graeme, Mt Barker, SA, FM, 745 km - 7.02.04

VK5ZTY, John, Eudunda, SA, FM, 741 km - 16.11.03

VK5JSR, Rob, Neils Flat, Barossa Valley, SA, FM, 740 km - 19.02.04

VK5ST, Steve, Angaston, SA, FM, 736 km - 12.01.14

VK5PJ, Peter, PF95me Barossa Valley, SA, SSB+JT65+FM+WSPR, 735 km - 28.05.04

VK5UJ, Joe, One Tree Hill, SA, FM, 734 km - 8.02.03

VK5PO, John, Eden Valley, SA, FM+SSB+JT65, 731 km - 6.02.05

VK5NRV, Shane, Woodside, Adelaide, FM, 720 km - 8.02.03

VK5BM, Brenton, Pallamana, SA, FM, 716 km - 24.10.07

VK5KBJ, Barry, Meningie, SA, FM, 706 km - 16.08.03

VK5JBJ, Brenton, Meningie, SA, FM, 702 km - 18.02.04

VK7BBW, Paul, Sth Riana, TAS, SSB, 693 km - 16.02.06

VK5ACY, Bill, Bowhill, SA, SSB+WSPR+JT65, 690 km - Oct 2012

VK5MC, Chris, 15Km Nth Millicent, SSB, 645 km - 6.04.07

VK2DPG, Brian, Broken Hill, NSW, FM, 640 km - 26.08.05

VK5AKJ, Ron, Mt Gambier, SA, SSB, 638 km - 5.06.04

VK5NJ, John, Mt.Gambier, SA, FM+SSB, 632 km - 18.07.03

VK5DK, Colin, Mt.Gambier, SA, SSB, 630 km - 22.06.04

VK5OA, Kevin, Mt Gambier, SA, SSB, 630 km - 21.05.04

VK5TS, Robert, Kingston on Murray, SA, FM, 621 km - 27.01.11

VK5ZLT, Alan, Keith, SA, FM, 614 km - 19.02.04

VK5LA, Andy, Winkie, SA, SSB+WSPR, 603 km - Sept '08

VK5OM, Jim, Naracoorte, SA, SSB, 600 km - 17.12.04

PLEASE NOTE, ONLY SIMPLEX CONTACTS BEYOND 600 km ARE LISTED.


Simplex contacts Sporadic E :

VK6DZ, Derek, Elleker, WA, WSPR, 2664 km - Dec 2013 (E Skip)

VK4MIK, Mike, Butchers Creek, QLD, SSB, 1989 km - 18.12.05 (E Skip) 

VK8GM, Greg, Alice Springs, NT, SSB, 1858 km - 13.12.15 (E Skip)

VK8ZKZ, Kaz, Alice Springs, NT, SSB, 1816 km - 13.12.15 (E Skip)

VK8GF, Jeff, Alice Springs, NT, SSB, 1804 km - 15.12.05 (E Skip)

VK4ABW, Garry, Bluewater, QLD, SSB, 1783 km - 18.12.05 (E Skip)

VK4TVL, Lloyd, Townsville, QLD, WSPR, 1770 km - 25.11.16 (E Skip)

VK4FNQ, John, Charters Towers, QLD, SSB, 1692 km - 10.01.08 (E Skip)

VK4KAY, Andru, Mackay, QLD, SSB, 1588 km - 10.01.08 (E Skip)

VK4BLK, Ray, Yeppoon, QLD, SSB, 1397 km - 10.01.05 (E Skip)

VK4KK, John, Kinka Beach, QLD, SSB, 1387 km - 10.01.05 (E Skip)


Some images of my 2m array set ups :

Below is new 2m tower and antenna as at 02.01.17

Below is new tower being set up for 144 MHz Horizontal.

 

Image below is current 2m FM array with 70cm array above (on right side tower), To the left is marine tracking yagis and 70cm SSB above.

   

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