G'Day and Welcome to
VK4FSRD on the Net.
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is a Foundation Class (F Call) amateur radio station operated by
Steven Dudley. 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
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 July
2008. I am still serving at the same rank and
position as a Reserve Soldier (part-time).
I did plan on studying for
a Amateur Licence back in the 1970's but work
and personal life was more important, so it was
only in 2010, that I again got the bug and
decided that I needed to do something about
getting a licence. So within 4 weeks of deciding
that the time was right, I had done some quick
study of the current regulations and sat the
exam. I passed and was licenced as VK4FSRD.
The next challenge is
finding the time in a busy work and personal
schedule to study for the standard or advance
licence and sit that exam.
I am married to Sharan, we
were married in 1985 and have 4 adult children.
The oldest two are living in Toowoomba, a short
drive from our QTH, we have a son serving in the
Australian Army in Townsville (about 1400km by
road to our North) and our youngest daughter is
still living at home with us.
I upload my
Australian (VK) Callsign Search