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50 years

Post by VK3ZAZ » Sun May 12, 2019 6:59 am

In May 1969 sat for Broacast Ops Certificate and did Practical in the RMIT annexe in Melbourne on an old AWA bc tx.
July 1969 Cert number V9 issued
Off to first job as a broadcast technician at 2GN Goulburn.
1970 Radio 2LT Lithgow transition from 500 watts Bowenfells site to 5kw.Wang site.
1971 3LK Lubeck transition to brand new studios at Horsham and switching from 3DB/3LK rekay closing at midnight to 24/7 local studios and new callsign 3WM.
1973-1975 Elec Eng BCAE Ballarat along with VK3YFL and other retrobates.
1976 VBN request to rebuild 3HA Hamilton after fire burnt out studios in Gray Street Hamilton.
1992 -1995 peak of career weekly rounds 3BO FM 3CV AM 3YB AM 3HA AM whilst studying for Teacher Training.
1997-2000 teaching electronics SW TAFE, Matsu-Susitna Community College Palmer Alaska.
2000-2002 BTS broadcast tech western dustricts.
2002-2004 3HA MIXX FM rollout Hamilton and Portland.
2005 current Broadcast tech senior local maintainer THL, Kordia, BA.
2004-2014 ARO and Lighting Technician Hamilton Aerodrome.
Oversee Analog switch off and hand out all the ch5A pa stages free if charge to 12 locals.
Attended ASO Ch 0 Wagga.
transition
Valves and tubes to solid state.
Black and white to digital tv.
Transition to retirement.

work ethics.

Never Modify no matter what the excuse.
Personal ethic and response to the haters and trolls.

My early life was institutionalised straight up abusive.
I was lucky enough to get out and get past the trauma, even the vilification notoriety and stigma from ham radio.

My mentors were Eric VK5LP and Bill VK3WK.
Bill taught me to fly to the exact standard S/E IFR.
Four aircraft 40 years and 8000 hours In AU, Canada and Alaska, I have retired from flying.

Eric once wrote me a reference that secured me a spot with ANARE 1992
He told me I could start anew and be the best person I could be.
It gave me a new confidence to live up to his expectations and gain self esteem.
Unfortunately there were people that did not share his optimism,
whatever.
Steve Gregory VK3OT
BOCP V9, Cert Elec, Dip Teach (T&FE) BEd, Dip Elec, PGDip Vet, MEd.

transition to retirement at 75! :thumbup:
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Re: 50 years

Post by VK3QI » Sun May 12, 2019 10:11 am

Great effort Steve.

Always good to see someone who has stuck at it for so long with a consistent work ethic and work history.

I have just finished 50 years with DET Victoria and feel the same way about having a consistent ethic throughout one's career.

Good health to you in the future! (and of course, good DX!)

Cheers

Peter VK3QI

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Re: 50 years

Post by VK3RX » Sun May 12, 2019 10:22 am

Happy Half-Century, Steve :clap: :thumbup: :om: :)

Well done, that man.
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Re: 50 years

Post by VK6OX » Sun May 12, 2019 10:59 am

Well done Steve!
A certain "Rick" from Hamilton was on ABC's Macca program this morning....d'you happen to know him? :wink:
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Re: 50 years

Post by VK3ZAZ » Sun May 12, 2019 6:12 pm

VK6OX wrote:Well done Steve!
A certain "Rick" from Hamilton was on ABC's Macca program this morning....d'you happen to know him? :wink:
Yeah felt bit like a Dick! :popcorn:
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Re: 50 years

Post by VK3ZAZ » Sun May 12, 2019 6:14 pm

:om3:
VK3RX wrote:Happy Half-Century, Steve :clap: :thumbup: :om: :)

Well done, that man.

Miss our chats about 6M DX on 125.8 in the morning commute to MB :beer:
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