I mentioned in an earlier post that I had applied for the VKFF Hunter Honour Roll 1325 certificate.
I know that VKFF coordinator Paul VK5PAS has been busy, including some very long days at his workplace. SO I was happy to wait for Paul to find the time and energy to create the next level certificate.
Once again, Paul has used another terrific photo taken in an Australia Park for the certificate.
As always, big thanks to the following:
- VKFF Coordinator Paul VK5PAS.
- All the Activators getting out there in great outdoors to activate Parks.
- All the State Coordinators, who process all the logs.
It can sometimes be a challenge to catch the Activators. Local noise masking signals, timing of activations, and challenging propagation conditions (often the lack of propagation!) all introduce challenges. Trying multiple bands – even 80 m in the middle of the day – can help some Hunters. Posting an Alert on ParksnPeaks prior to heading out also helps Hunters to expect your activation. Posting a Spot on ParksnPeaks once you are on air gives the Hunter a clear signal that you are there. Other “spotting” on other sites may help the Activator to the spread the news of their activity (e.g. one of the FaceBook groups), but remember that such sites are NOT the primary tool: ParksnPeak in VK/ZL for WWFF and SOTAwatch for SOTA. If you have poor or no phone coverage, then ask the Hunters to Spot you – you will eventually get one who can help you out. Posting an Alert and Spotting not only helps the Hunter, it also helps you as the Activator.
Yes, I know that I sometimes forget to post an Alert….. None of us are perfect!