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2 summits north of Heyfield

Friday 12 May 2017 The weather forecast was good, but the day would be cool. The electricity supplier was due to being undertaking works near home, so I was scheduled to be without power for most of the day. It … Continue reading

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A trip to VK4 for the inaugural Q-Tech meeting: Some new Victorian summits

Saturday 29 April I decided to head off to attempt to activate a summit for another complete. I headed south east from Wodonga to Dartmouth and up to the obvious first summit for the day. Mount Benambra VK3/VE-041 1472 m … Continue reading

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A trip to VK4 for the inaugural Q-Tech meeting: the trip south

Monday 24 April I departed Yugar a little after 0700. I followed the recommendation to travel back over Mount Glorious to Wivenhoe-Somerset Road (thus avoiding Monday morning Brisbane traffic), then to Ipswich, Warwick, Stanthorpe and across into NSW and Tenterfield. … Continue reading

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A trip to VK4 for the inaugural Q-Tech meeting: some SOTA and Park activity in SE VK4

Friday 21 April I left Gatton and allowed the car navigation system to lead me to my first activation for the day. I used the simplest option of the “Town Centre” and entered a locality name I had seen when … Continue reading

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A trip to VK4 for the inaugural Q-Tech meeting: Heading north

Tuesday 18 April 2017 Having seen a message to one of the Groups several days ago, I emailed John VK5BJE suggesting that we might meet up on his travels east to Lakes Entrance. On the day, I met John VK5BJE … Continue reading

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SA National and Conservation Parks Award anniversary weekend 2017 Day 4

Gunbower National Park VKFF-0740 continued In the morning I awoke early and spent some time listening around 80 m. I ended up with 17 contacts in the log – much better than the one contact achieved on my last activation … Continue reading

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SA National and Conservation Parks Award anniversary weekend 2017 Day 3

Sunday 2 April I was awake early the next morning, as we changed back from Daylight Savings Time to EST. I headed west to Natimuk and then on toward Gymbowen on C213, then down Tooan Duffholme Rd. Mount Arapiles – … Continue reading

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SA National and Conservation Parks Award anniversary weekend 2017 Day 2

Saturday 1 April Bay of Islands Coastal Park VKFF-0743 I found a spot to bivouac for the night. The tent rattled all night, with strong gusting winds and occasional rain events, so it was not particularly restful. I awoke early, … Continue reading

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SA National and Conservation Parks Award anniversary weekend 2017 Day 1

31 March to 3 April Several anniversary events are held each year by groups interested in Parks and/or SOTA. The weekend of 1 & 2 April 201 was to be the fourth anniversary of the SA National and Conservation Parks … Continue reading

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Antennapalooza 2017

The fourth running of Antennapalooza occurred on the weekend of 8 & 9 April, based near Foster in South Gippsland. Antennapalooza is an event run by the Gippsland Gate Radio & Electronics Club for sharing information, especially relating to antennas … Continue reading

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