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This is now the personal webpage of Paul Richards, vk4ma. Paul has been a licensed ham radio operator for over 40 years. Paul recently retired as owner of the webstore and this business has now been closed. 

Paul will continue to provide advice, information and equipment for those looking to do Pactor Modem installs for their leisure craft but this will be a hobby activity only and any modem equipment sold will be pursuant to the conditions outlined below (refer "Important Notice).





Effective 1 July 2018 the business of has ceased trading and the operating company, Patrick Star Pty Ltd will be deregistered. This coincides with the retirement of the business operator Paul Richards, vk4ma.

The webpage will remain as Paul will continue to provide advice on pactor modem purchase and installation as a service to the maritime community in Australasia. The webpage will also be a place where Paul will present various information in respect to his ongoing ham radio activities and also a place where Paul will sell used ham radio gear from his own station from time to time.

As the activities on this webpage fall within the realm of a hobby activity and as it is envisaged that any pactor modem sales and / or radio sales will fall well below the GST annual threshold of $75,000 P.A any equipment purchased via this webpage will be provided on an EX GST basis - ie Paul is not operating as a registered business, is not registered for GST and no tax invoice can or will be provided.

As is consistent with a part time hobby activity the only forms of payment now acceptable will be bank transfer to Paul's bank account or to his personal paypal account.

Paul will continue to support any outstanding warranties for product recently sold until the expiration of the warranty period. He will no longer provide a repair service for these products outside of warranty. Marine HF and Pactor modem product will continue to be serviced / supported.

If you are seeking a repair service for ham, CB and Land Mobile radio products outside of warranty we suggest that you contact Icom Australia directly (for Icom products) or an independent technician (we can recommend Adriaan De Bruyn in Melbourne who can be contacted via email at


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