Monthly Archives: January 2021

Lee Jennings Memorial Activity Marathon

In early April 2020, Geoff ZL3GA announced an activity marathon as a means of engaging amateurs as New Zealand went into a four-week lockdown in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. An outline can be found at: http://zl3x.com/marathon/ To quote Geoff … Continue reading

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2020 Christmas trip to Wodonga – Days 19 and 20

Day 19 was relatively quiet on the radio front. I undertook several family tasks and managed to chase several Park activators from the car after a short drive to the car park at the local athletics track. Day 20 Monday … Continue reading

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2020 Christmas trip to Wodonga – Day 18

Saturday 2 January 2021 The weather forecast was for possible severe thunderstorms across much of Victoria, mainly in the west and southwest on the morning, but developing in other regions later in the day. The forecast for the Albury-Wodonga area … Continue reading

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2020 Christmas trip to Wodonga – Days 16 and 17

Day 16 Thursday 31 December 2020 I still needed at least two more contacts to make the minimum four contacts for the Activity Marathon. I headed out from Wodonga relatively early and headed to Rutherglen and then out to the … Continue reading

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2020 Christmas trip to Wodonga – Days 13 to 15

28 December 2020 – Boxing Day Public Holiday I decided to spend the morning in a Park and headed to Hume Weir and onto the Murray River Road, with the mandatory permit check at Bellbridge. I drove to the target … Continue reading

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2020 Christmas trip to Wodonga – Days 11 and 12

Day 10 was a quiet day from the radio perspective – Christmas Day. Family commitments prevented me from playing radio. I did listen briefly for Andrew VK3JBL on Mount Kosciuszko VK2/SM-001. I heard Nick VK3ANL working Andrew on 40 m … Continue reading

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2020 Christmas trip to Wodonga – Days 8 and 9

Wednesday 23 December 2020 Day 7 was a right off. It was wet in the morning and I needed to act once again as a chauffeur. The trip included Albury, so we lost over an hour in the queue to … Continue reading

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2020 Christmas trip to Wodonga – Days 4, 5 and 6

Day 4 Saturday 19 December 2020 On Friday evening I decided to tackle a summit in a Park in NSW and posted an Alert on SOTAwatch accordingly. I was underway at a good time, having listened to one of the … Continue reading

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2020 Christmas trip to Wodonga – Days 2 and 3

Thursday 17 December 2020 I acted as chauffeur for Mum in the morning before heading out. I drove to Tallangatta for a stop at the Bakery and then drove to Old Tallangatta and around to Plateau Road and climbed up … Continue reading

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The annual Christmas trip to Wodonga 2020

As my mother and one brother both live in Wodonga and my other brother is currently based at Jingellic, it has become a tradition for me to travel to Wodonga for a couple of weeks around Christmas. Once I had … Continue reading

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