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Mount Hopeless and Mount Wong

The weekend had been rather hectic. It started with a drive to Melbourne on Friday via Bayswater and then into Southern Cross Station in the heart of Melbourne to pick up Mum. We then travelled to Geelong for a family … Continue reading

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A new level for VKFF Hunter Award – 1300

28 November 2018 As usual, over the past few weeks I have worked as many Parks Activators as I can. Many of those have been in Parks that I have not previously worked or have been the first activation of … Continue reading

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VKFF Activity Weekend 2018 Day 2

Sunday 25 November 2018 I was awoken by a single ring on the landline telephone….. I have no idea of who it may have been, but arose and started getting organised. The weather forecast was for more rain, but I … Continue reading

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VKFF Activity Weekend 2018 – Day 1

The week prior to the 2018 edition of the VKFF Activity Weekend had been moderately busy, partly because Paul VK5PAS and Marija VK5FMAZ had been travelling from VK5 across various locations in VK3. As a result, some time was spent … Continue reading

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More VKFF certificates

Thanks to the many Activators who have been visiting new references, I have achieved another step in the VKFF Hunter Award Honour Roll – 1275 references worked. Thanks to Paul VK5PAS for his hard work as VKFF coordinator and the … Continue reading

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Three Razorback Spur summits

Sunday 14 October 2018 It was time to head for home, plus hopefully catch Mitch VK7XDM for another S2S contact. I left Wodonga a little later than planned, with some last minute extra tasks completed. I headed for Mitta Mitta … Continue reading

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Two summits near Dartmouth

Saturday 13 October 2018 I decided to attempt to reach a summit that I had chased twice, but not yet activated. I headed off from Wodonga towards Mitta Mitta and then Dartmouth. I turned off just after the Bullhead Plantation, … Continue reading

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Three summits near Tumbarumba

Friday 12 October 2018 I decided to head across towards Tumbarumba (Tumba to many) with the goal of activating a couple of 8-point summits. As I was driving out of Wodonga, I rang John VK2YW for a quick chat about … Continue reading

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Two new summits west of Lake Buffalo

Thursday 11 October 2018 I had a few family tasks to complete in the morning, so it was a late start. I decided to have a look at accessing at least one previously unactivated summit. I am not sure why … Continue reading

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Mount Benambra revisited

Family commitments saw me driving to Wodonga on Tuesday 9 October. I was free during the day for most of the following days, so managed to get out for some radio therapy in the bush. Wednesday 10 October 2018 The … Continue reading

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