Author Archives: vk3pf

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 December 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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A radio trip to near Warburton

Sunday 7 October 2018 Sunday morning started “earlier” than normal, as Daylight Savings Time commenced at 0200 local time, with clocks moving forward an hour. I decided to head for some more summits. I decided to head to Mount Donna … Continue reading

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Mount Tooronga Range and Rokeby Flora Reserve

Saturday 6 October 2018 The forecast was for a pleasant spring day. I decided to head out to a relatively local 8-point summit. Mount Tooronga Range VK3/VT-026 1257 m 8 points plus seasonal bonus I have activated this summit previously … Continue reading

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AFL Grand Final Day

Saturday 29 September 2018 Victoria has a long weekend with a Public Holiday on the Friday, the day prior to the Australian Football League (AFL) Grand Final. I usually try to be away for the weekend, usually activating some SOTA … Continue reading

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The trip back to home base

Sunday 16 September 2018 It was a cold but sunny morning. I checked the reports for Mount Hotham and saw that they were requiring 2WD vehicles to fit chains. I decided to head home via the Great Alpine Road and … Continue reading

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Andrew White ZL3CC Memorial SOTA Activity Day

Saturday 15 September 2018 Warren ZL2AJ, the Association Manager for ZL, organised an activity day to remember Andrew White, who had died suddenly earlier in the year. Several VK operators were planning to participate by activating summits locally. It was … Continue reading

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