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More WWFF / VKFF certificates

I have been able to work some more new Parks, thanks to those getting out and activating. Perhaps the only frustrations have been those activators out and about at relatively close range – typically in Victoria, southern NSW or the … Continue reading

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Three Parks beyond Stratford

Saturday 28 July 2018 I activated a couple of today’s target Parks in November last year, but did not attempt to get to a full WWFF quota of 44 contacts from each. On Saturday morning, the weather started out cold … Continue reading

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New Activator certificates plus next level in VKFF Hunter Honour Roll

There are several Activators enjoying the warmer temperatures in northern NSW and Queensland, plus some braving the cooler conditions in more southern regions. I guess that I fall into the later category, but I try to pick days that are … Continue reading

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A day in Bass Coast

Sunday 15 July 2018 The weather forecast was for a fine day after a cold start. I decided to head out to attempt to activate three Nature Conservation Reserves (NCR) located in Bass Coast Shire, plus a third NCR nearby … Continue reading

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A post-GippsTech day of SOTA

Monday 9 July 2018 The GippsTech weekend had been rather busy in itself, but it also coincided with AR magazine proofing dates. I managed to complete the first round of proofing tasks on Sunday afternoon prior to sending them off … Continue reading

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Another step in VKFF Hunter Honour Roll

I had a very busy weekend over 6 – 9 July 2018, being the Chair of the 21st GippsTech event. GippsTech is the Gippsland Technical Conference, which has its main focus on weak signal VHF, UHF and microwave amateur radio … Continue reading

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More WWFF & VKFF certificates

There has been a small number of Activators getting out into the Parks of late. I am some of them are enjoying warmer weather than here in Gippsland….. I occasionally check into Logsearch to see how my Hunter tallies are … Continue reading

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Two new Gippsland summits plus a Park

Wednesday 20 June 2018 After a very cold and wet weekend, a high pressure system started to move in across Victoria. I had spent much of the weekend, Monday and Tuesday working on preparing files for the Proceedings volume from … Continue reading

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The next step in VKFF Hunter

Thanks to those who have been out activating “new” Parks, I have qualified for the next level of VKFF Honour Roll for Hunters. Thanks again to Paul and the state coordinators for their continuing efforts.

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Two new Parks awards

Despite the generally poor band conditions, hunting for other activators has been largely fruitful. The key is to keep an eye on the Alerts at least at the start and end of the day, plus watching and listening to ParksnPeaks … Continue reading

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