VK4VU (formerly VK4KZR)  VHF/UHF/Microwave Pages

Amateur Radio activities

My primary interest is in weak signal communication on the VHF, UHF and microwave amateur radio frequency allocations.


Bands Currently activated.




Station Location.


Brisbane, Australia

Grid Square




About Me

I obtained my amateur radio licence in 1974 whilst still in high-school. My interest was largely directed towards VHF DX operation, which meant that I gained some early experience in designing and building preamplifiers, converters, amplifiers and antennas.

Because of my interest in radio-communications technology I decided to pursue a career in this interesting field. My current professional role is directly involved with the development of 3G & 4G (LTE) Mobile Networks.



Some useful Links to external pages


Equipment Suppliers

Elecraft - Hands on Ham Radio

DB6NT microwave transverters / preamps etc..

Down East Microwave - Transverter Kits, LNA's, PA's & Components for 50MHz - 10GHz

VK5EME Minikits UHF-SHF Transverters - Linear PA's - Pre-Amps & Electronic Parts


Operating Aids

VKLOGGER.com (courtesy of Adam VK4GHZ)

VQLOG ver 3.10 - 1st class PC based logging for VHF+ operators



DUBUS magazine - Entirely Devoted to VHF/UHF and Microwaves

K2UYH 432 and Above EME Newsletters

G4DDK homepage - Microwaves and EME from East Anglia

ON4CDU homepage - Microwaves from Belguim

W1GHZ Web Page for All Things Microwave & Online Antenna Handbook

Wireless Institute of Australia



Volker Grassmann DF5AI Propagation Research

William Hepburn's Tropospheric Ducting Forecasts


Last updated 29th Dec 2013



 Rod Preston VK4VU





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