AUSTRALIAN AMATEUR RADIO STATION
The station is located in the lower Blue Mountains, about 70 km west of Sydney at an elevation of about 330m above sea level.
Operation is only HF and mainly CW, using a Ten-Tec Argonaut VI and a Ten-Tec 418 Amplifier.
An MFJ-401D keyer is used to enable a quick change of sending speed.
VK2JJ is QRV on 20m, 30m and 40m only, using a trapped (Unadilla) Inverted Vee antenna.
For CW, either a straight key or dual lever paddle is used.
The keys are a unique design by George VK2DLF.
They have a solid brass base, with brass, copper and stainless steel components and solid silver contacts.
The knob of the straight key is turned wood.
The station power supply is a Yaesu FP-1030A. Kenwood HS-5 headphones are used during most contacts.
VK2JJ was first licensed in 1978 as VK2YKM, and since then has held a number of different call signs.
The Blue Mountains is a World Heritage Area, in the state of New South Wales
The area abounds in native Flora and Fauna.
Ten-Tec 418 Amplifier : MFJ-401D Keyer : Ten-Tec Argonaut VI
Straight Key made by VK2DLF
Dual lever Paddle on loan from VK2DLF