Antenna at VK9VKL

Christmas Ham – A new Ham on Christmas Island

I’m Cliff and newly licensed, and as soon as my gear gets to the island, I will be developing my non-existent DX skills.

Unfortunately, I couldn’t meet up with any Amateurs for courses or to learn the ropes (none on the island), so I just did the study thing. I decided that the Foundation license would be too limiting for a remote area, so I went straight to the Standard license (100W).

I have purchased a FT DX1200 which is still 6,000kms away.

Still working out the QSL thing, international mail from here is $2.90 AUD and mail can take a while. Updates on my progress to get online can be found at

Cheers, Cliff VK9VKL