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2017 SOTA Mount Hotham gathering

Brian VK3MCD organised a second gathering of SOTA enthusiasts based at the Peninsula Ski Club at Mount Hotham, held over the last weekend in February. This date clashed once again with the Wyong “Field Day” hamfest, so a few possible … Continue reading

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A summer weekend of SOTA fun

Friday 20 January 2017 I had a need to catch up with a friend located in Sunbury and desired to pick up and pay for a second-hand Spiderbeam 18 metre telescopic pole, which I had organised to buy the previous … Continue reading

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Some Parks and Summits on the trip home

I made my way back to the Latrobe Valley on Tuesday 3 January, after having activated Huon Hill VK3/VE-237 on Monday morning for a S2S with Mitch VK7XDM/p, plus adding more Parks contacts for Wodonga Regional Park VKFF-0980. I was … Continue reading

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Seeing in the New Year: 2017

Sunday 1 January 2017 I was up early and on the road before 0800 local, heading for Mount Beauty, then Falls Creek and out on the Bogong High Plains Road. The climb from Mount Beauty to Falls Creek had a … Continue reading

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Mt Buffalo Plateau 2016

The Horn VK3/VE-014 1723 m 10 points VKFF-0339 Mount Buffalo National Park 31 December 2016 The forecast was for another nice day, so I headed off towards the Mount Buffalo plateau. Travel was easy to Myrtleford for a short stop … Continue reading

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Barandudah – summit and Park

Mount Barandudah VK3/VE-189 775 m 4 points VKFF-0959 Brandudah Regional Park 29 December 2016 The weather in Wodonga had been hot and humid for several days, followed by some very wet and windy weather including thunderstorms. The forecast for Thursday … Continue reading

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Christmas Day 2016

McDonalds Hill VK3/VE-234 493 m 1 point McDonalds Hill is to the west of Wodonga, on the range of hills to the south of the Hume Highway between Barnawartha and Wodonga. This summit lies between Mount Lady Franklin VK3/VE-224 and … Continue reading

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Rosebud Hamfest 2016

Sunday 20 November 2016 Saturday morning was consumed by a working bee at the Eastern Zone Amateur Radio Club clubrooms. Around 10 members attended with a significant clean-up of trees occurring, together with trimming of steep banks and cutting the … Continue reading

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KRMNPA Weekend 2016

The extended weekend of Friday 11 to Monday 14 November 2016 was the annual Keith Roget Memorial National Parks Award (KRMNPA) activity weekend – the fifth occurrence of the event IIRC. The event is coordinated by Tony VK3XV / VK3VTH … Continue reading

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Yarra Ranges National Park VKFF-0556

Friday 14 October 2016 Victoria had suffered from some wild weather on Sunday 9 October, with extreme wind speeds and heavy rain. I did a trip from Wodonga back to home in the Latrobe Valley on the Monday, with the … Continue reading

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