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New SOTA summits for VK3 – 3

Tuesday 5 November 2019 The first Tuesday in November is noted for a major horse racing event in Melbourne – the Melbourne Cup. Many businesses in Victoria take either a half or full day holiday and the media is full … Continue reading

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New SOTA summits for VK3 – 2

Saturday 2 November 2019 The weather forecast was for rain and possible thunderstorms, with winds and warm temperatures. My assessment of the satellite imagery was that the worst of the weather was likely to arrive mid to late afternoon. I … Continue reading

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New SOTA summits for VK3 – 1

In late October, an email exchange began between Andrew VK3ARR and myself regarding possible updates to the VK3 SOTA summit. Andrew had seen a comment on my blog regarding VK3/VE-071, a summit with a HASL 100 m lower than the … Continue reading

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More VKFF wallpaper

My latest VKFF certificate arrived this morning, which prompted me to add some recent certificates to the blog. National Wattle Day A special event promoted by National Coordinator Paul VK5PAS. The weather forecast for the day was for a reasonable … Continue reading

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A loopy plan

Warning: Long post! For most of winter, I stayed away from the high summits. I did activate some Parks on the some nicer days. By early September, I was thinking about increasing my SOTA Activator score, particularly on CW. I … Continue reading

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Latest WWFF Hunter certificate: 1644

Today I received the latest WWFF Hunter certificate for having worked 1644  different references. Many of the usual Activators feature in the more recent references worked, including Mike VK6MB, Gerard VK2IO, Scott VK4CZ, Rob VK4AAC/VK2VH, Neil VK4HNS, Marija VK5FMAZ, Paul … Continue reading

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National Wattle Day 2019

1 September 2019 In August, VKFF National Coordinator Paul VK5PAS announced a special certificate for those amateurs who activate a VKFF Reference area on National Wattle Day – 1 September 2019. I considered my options in the days prior to … Continue reading

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VKFF Hunter Award Honour Roll 1600

The latest Hunter Honour Roll certificate has arrived arrived from Paul VK5PAS via Peter VK3ZPF: 1600 VKFF references worked. Another great photo from Paul, this time one of his colourful feathered friends: a Rainbow Lorikeet  in Shepherds Hill Recreation Park … Continue reading

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VKFF Hunter Award Honour Roll 1575

The latest certificate for VKFF Hunter Honour Roll has arrived. 12 of the last 25 qualifying contacts were with Mike VK6MB/3 9 were with Gerard VK2IO/8 2 with Rob VK4HAT and one each with Peter VK3TKK/p and Greg VK4VXX/p. Thanks … Continue reading

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World Ranger Day 2019

Thursday 31 July 2019 VKFF National Coordinator Paul VK5PAS had announced a special certificate for those amateurs who made the effort to activate a VKFF reference on World Ranger Day. In the days leading up to date, a number of … Continue reading

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