In between the various lock downs and other movement restrictions due to COVID19 over recent weeks and months, Australia amateurs have been lucky that restrictions have occurred in different states at different times. So if one has been unable to head out to activate, one could at least Hunt from home.
Gippsland suffered a severe storm in mid-June, with flooding and significant damage to forests, with many roads closed due to either flooding and/or trees down blocking roads. Therefore, most of my radio activity has been restricted to Hunting or Chasing Activators.
In recent weeks I have qualified for the next two (2) levels of the VKFF Hunter Honour Roll Awards – 1825 and 1850 references worked.
As always, the Hunter Awards only come thanks to the Activators getting out into the Parks, be they first time activations or activations of references which have been previously activated but which I had not managed to work.
In particular, I thank the following Activators who have given me new references in recent weeks, as shown in the LogSearch report of the award application:
16 references: Gerard VK2IO
6 references: Marty VK4KC
5 references: Rob VK4AAC
4 references: Stuart VK3UAO, Neil VK4HNS
3 references: Bob VK2BYF
2 references: Adam VK2YK, Warren VK3BYD, Ross VK3NRB
1 reference: Andrew VK1AD, Mark VK2KI, Peter VK3ZPF, Scott VK4MGL, Nick VK6NDX and Hans VK6XN.
As always, thanks go to all the Activators and Hunters – we have symbiotic relationships!
None of us can gain these awards without all the VKFF and WWFF admin team members – many thanks to all of the volunteers!