In my current van expedition I've been dropping in to a few ham radio friends. On my way south I visited Peter, VK3RV, who I met on the Sunday FreeDV callback. He has a terrific signal from his QTH in Sunbury in to my location in Sydney. He's on a property and has a nice HF antenna setup.
While there we had a contact with New Zealand using the amazing FreeDV 700D mode.
Thanks Peter for the hospitality and fascinating chat.