Episode 425 – Hayden Honeywood – VK7HH


Hayden Honeywood, VK7HH, is a Ham Radio YouTuber, with an interest in VHF, UHF, and microwave amateur operations using multiple modes including WSPR.  Hayden operates a remotely controlled station, as well as maintains the repeater network that serves his island State of Tasmania, Australia.  VK7HH shares his knowledge, expertise, and his ham radio story in this QSO Today.


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Hometown:  Hobart, Tasmania

Jeremy Vermey, VK7NO
Darrell Honeywood VK7DMJ

First Rig: 
Yaesu FT-757GX HF Transceiver
15 Meter Dipole Antenna
80 Meter  Dipole Antenna

Current Rig: 
Icom IC-7300 HF/6M Transceiver
Icom IC-705 HF/VHF/UHF Transceiver
Yaesu FT-8900R FM Quad Band Transceiver
Yaesu FT-857 All Band Transceiver
Remote Rig Box

Remote Station:
Icom IC-9700 VHF/UHF Transceiver
36 element yagi 23 CM
2m/UHF DualBand Base Station Antenna 
Yaesu G1000 DXA Rotator
ZachTech 6 Mtr WSPR Transmitter

Tasmania, “Switzerland of the South”
Dick Smith, VK2DIK – electronic kits “Funway”
Funway Crystal Radio
Kenwood TS-120V Transceiver
Amateur Radio Callbook
Wireless Institute of Australia
Australia Amateur Radio Novice Limited
Australia Radio and Electronics School Courses
TAFE course apprenticeship Australia
College Versus University Australia
Systems Administrator for Unified Communications
10 Meter Repeater
Mobile Radio Flutter VHF
Solar Cycle 25
Andrews LDF7-50A Heliax Hardline 
Build a 6 Meter Duplexer using Hardline
Split Site Repeater 10 Meter
VK7RCH Repeater Duplexer
VKLink- VK only version of Allstar private network
Matt VK3VS – wrote the VKLink code
Allstar Link
Allstar Link Voting Receiver System
GPS Locked Simulcast Transmitter
Ham Radio DX YouTube Channel 
Microwave Transverter
Josh Nash – Ham Radio Crash Course
Peter Parker VK3YE
Amateur Radio Parks on the Air (POTA)
6 Meter Sporadic E 

Greatest challenge facing amateur radio now: not relevance, from within the hobby itself. Elitism – you must have the knowledge.  

Excited most by: propagation, making contacts on massive openings on 6 meters.  Making DXCC on 6 Meters, and newcomers with passion about the hobby. 

Advice to new or returning hams: take it at your own pace, and don’t be put off by the lack of knowledge, focus on one aspect of the hobby to learn about first.

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Yaesu FT-757GX HF Transceiver

Icom IC-705 All Band QRP Transceiver

Icom IC-9700 VHF/UHF/1200 Transceiver

VK7RCH 6 Meter Repeater with Heliax Duplexer behind it.  UHF Repeater in the lower half of the rack. 

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