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West OZ DX

The group is an affiliation of radio amateurs, mainly from Western Australia interested in working from portable amateur radio stations as part of IOTA, SOTA and lighthouse activation but also participating in field day events and emergency operations.

Members of the group have activated the IOTA groups OC-071, OC-234, OC-243, OC-266, OC-206, OC-193, OC-164, OC-211 and OC170. Short stories and photos from each activation are included in the IOTA pages.

International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend

The Capes lighthouses were activated in 2015, both VK6CNL and VK6CLL were on the air. We now have a Facebook page Capes Lighthouse Group. Anyone interested in joining the activations at VK6CNL (Cape Naturaliste) or VK6CLL (Cape Leeuwin) please get in touch westozdx[at] or post on our Facebook page.

A Special Note

To those looking for QSL’s from Wally VK6YS. He was diagnosed with MND/ALS/Joe Gehrig’s disease in April 2012 and with fast fading mobility the use of hands and arms is very difficult. Voice is still ok but he cannot use hands to type so he only uses macros for CW, PSK, etc. Apologies for not being able to rag chew. He now relies on his daughter to respond to paper QSL’s so it can, at times, take a while. E-QSL, LoTW and HRDLog are now the preferred way of QSL.