Two new Parks awards

Despite the generally poor band conditions, hunting for other activators has been largely fruitful. The key is to keep an eye on the Alerts at least at the start and end of the day, plus watching and listening to ParksnPeaks – be sure to set the audio notifications to on.

The first of the new Awards in the last week was the next level in the VKFF Hunter scheme:

VKFF Hunter Honour Roll 1100

The Hunter Awards can sometimes be a little frustrating, as the entire WWFF Award scheme works on the Activators submitting their logs. I usually check the LogSearch tally about once a week. The qualification for the Award came through on 5 June 2018.

VK3PF VKFF Hunter Honour Roll 1100

Thanks Paul for the excellent certificate. Thanks to all the Activators out there, with special thanks to those who try 80 m as well as the usual 40, 20 etc. At the current stage of the solar cycle, you can be surprised at what you can work on 80 m even in the middle of the day! Yes the band can be noisy at times, but you can work stations that are too close to the Activator to be heard on 40 m as they are in the skip zone.

WWFF Activator 88

As active participants in the WWFF scheme would be aware, a Park only counts for the international level Awards if you have a total of 44 or more contacts. I was in Melbourne overnight on Tuesday 5 June 2018 and had some shopping visits to do before I headed for home. The last stop was in Lilydale and I decided to head to Yellingbo Nature Conservation Reserve to activate again, having previously activated the reserve in November 2017 but only making 15 contacts. Another 37 contacts on the Wednesday afternoon took me over the magic 44, thus qualifying Park number 88. Thanks to all the Hunters!


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2 Responses to Two new Parks awards

  1. vk5bje says:

    Hi Peter
    I enjoy reading your blog. Well done on the 88 references as an activator. I enjoyed my two contacts with you at Yellingbo, especially hearing CW sent by using the microphone switches. That was a first for me!
    John D

    • vk3pf says:

      Hi John,
      The IC-7000 has an option for using the HM-103 Up – Down buttons to drive the inbuilt keyer. It works OK at my current (slow) speed! I have purchased a 6.35 mm stereo to 3.5 mm stereo adapter and can now plug in a light weight paddle… Great to work you, as always.

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