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Australia Day 2023 celebrated with a SOTA trip

I had spent quite some time over the previous days examining the available mapping with regards to the many new Parks in Gippsland added to the Parks On The Air program (POTA). VK POTA Coordinator Marty VK4KC had recently added … Continue reading

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A trip to Wodonga for Christmas 2022

I would normally travel to Wodonga at least a week earlier to spend some time with family in the lead up to Christmas. This year, I came down with some strange bug that hit me hard for a couple of … Continue reading

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WWFF 10th Anniversary weekend 2022

19 November 2022 In my previous post, I mentioned that I had participated in the WWFF 10th Anniversary weekend using the Eastern Zone Amateur Radio Club callsign – VK3BEZ. Several Club members have been activating Parks in our region for … Continue reading

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VKFF Activation Weekend 2022

26 &27 November 2022 The normally annual VKFF Activation weekend followed on from the WWFF 10th Anniversary Weekend the previous weekend. For the WWFF weekend a week earlier, I operated using VK3BEZ, the EZARC Club callsign, from Tarra-Bulga National Park … Continue reading

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A last gasp attempt for a Complete

Late October 2022 I had almost given up hope of achieving a Complete for SOTA summit VK3/VE-079. A couple of weeks earlier, Warren VK3BYD and I arrived at the start of the access track to find large “Road Closed” signs. … Continue reading

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A week of late Bonus season activations in NE Victoria

October 2022 The SOTA Bonus season for VK3 runs from 15 June to the end 14 October. Given that Victoria switches to Daylight Savings Time on the first Sunday of October, the Bonus season ends at 1100 local time on … Continue reading

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A 3-summit day with some DX

2 October 2022 My day started a bit late, partly due to the switch to Daylight Savings Time overnight. I had not set an alarm and the clocks jumped forward an hour, so I woke “later” than usual. I was … Continue reading

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Shepparton Hamfest visit, with some other radio fun

After an absence due to COVID, the Shepparton Hamfest was scheduled to return on the second Sunday of September. The event represented an opportunity to catch up with several friends, plus to arrange another visit to family in Wodonga. I … Continue reading

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A winter weekend of activations in Parks as a Rover

I strongly support the WWFF and VKFF Award programs. The programs were generally very well run and have excellent support in VK, thanks to Paul VK5PAS and the other members of the VKFF admin team. My recommendation is for anyone … Continue reading

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Two significant Awards received

6 June 2022 On Saturday morning last, I received a message from Marty VK4KC that his latest logs had been uploaded to the WWFF Logsearch database. This prompted me to log in to Logsearch and to check my tally of … Continue reading

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