Graduated from Greenwood Primary and Senior High Schools. Graduated from W.A.C.A.E. and Edith Cowan University with a Bachelor of Education majoring in Physical Sciences.
Licenced as VK6JIP in 1987. When my father, Philip Beck, passed away in 1999 I acquired his callsign, VK6ZBP. I changed my callsign to VK6WPX in 2005. In 2008 I released VK6ZBP and then changed my callsign to VK6WX.
I am a Science teacher (specialising in Physics and Chemistry) have taught in Perth, W.A. for 2 years, Queensland for nearly 2 years, Merredin, W.A. for 8 years and Mount Barker, W.A. initially for just over 4 years and now since 2007.
Long time member of the Northern Corridor Radio Group, premier radio club in Western Australia, if not all of VK. I am also a member of the Southern Electronics Group, based in Albany.
Married to the lovely Jane since 2010 and father to the equally lovely Felicity as of 2010 and Matthew as of 2012.
I am active on HF when I get the opportunity and love going in contests. I'm not very good at CW but do try and have a bash at it. Occasionally on PSK31 and have had 1 QSO on RTTY. At the moment I am mainly concentrating on DX from South America and Africa so I can attain some awards
QSL is 100% via the VK bureau, direct (QTH-R), e-QSL and LoTW. 3 Green Stamps (or AU$) and a self addressed envelope will be greatly appreciated to pay for mailing costs, production of QSL cards etc. (Australia Post recently removed their cheaper "card only" rate and it sits at $2.60 to send cards overseas to most destinations.)
Some notable contacts from 2014:
Some notable contacts from 2013:
Just a note about TZ6BB and VP5DX.
I try to get onto the ANZA net on 14.183MHz when I can. Fantastic, well run net. Same as the Southern Cross DX Net.