Dick Smith VK2DIK: Adventuring, Electronics & Amateur Radio

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  1. VK7HH

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    Dick Smith, VK2DIK has lived an adventurous and extraordinary life. He is a proud Australian, businessman, adventurer, entrepreneur and he single handedly changed electronics and the Amateur Radio and CB scene in Australia.

    Dick has recently released his autobiography titled, Dick Smith: My Adventurous Life and on Friday November the 19th at 8pm AEDT (0900 UTC), we're privileged to sit down live with Dick on the Ham Radio DX YouTube channel. We'll be speaking to him about his adventure stories, including the first solo helicopter flight around the world, his business ventures and his early days and interest in radio.

    Many of you listeners would have fond memories of walking into a Dick Smith Electronics to get the latest component for that project you are building, Funway kit, or maybe just to drool over that new rig! Yes this is the chance for all hams and electronic enthusiasts around Australia to say thanks to the legend that is, Dick Smith.

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  2. WA7HAA

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    "Fair Dinkum"
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  3. VK2WE

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    Bloody oath mate
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  4. VK5SW

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    G'day Everyone. I have recently made a Youtube music slideshow about Dick, VK2DIK. Click It runs for 3 minutes. 73, Rob. www.vk5sw.com
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  5. VK7HH

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    Good onya mate!
  6. VK7HH

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    G'Day! How's it going mate
  7. HB9EPC

    HB9EPC Ham Member QRZ Page

    un exemple est être exceptionnel, Merci cela fait rêver !
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  8. KL7AJ

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    I remember soon after Evel Knievel jumped a motorcycle over 17 school buses, Dick Smith jumped a school bus over 17 motorcycles. Loved it!
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  9. W8QH

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    Good on ya Mate.
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  10. VK2JI

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    Dick is nothing short of an Australian Icon. As an adventurer and a businessman, he has stood up to the big evil corporates while running his business ventures but remained perfectly approachable as a normal person. He has always supported Amateur Radio in Australia and he is correctly proud to be an Australian.

    This, from a "bloody Pom"! Who has respect for all Dick has done over the years!

    73 Ed DD5LP / VK2JI / G8GLM.

    Link to buy Kindle version of the book:
    Last edited: Nov 15, 2021
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