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Another step in the VKFF Hunter Honour Roll

Over the last few weeks, some activators have been very busy travelling to some of the newer Parks or visiting Parks previously activated that I have missed hunting. On checking the wwff.co website Logsearch facility, I found that I had … Continue reading

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The April VK – ZL – JA – EU S2S “party”

6 April 2019 A number of amateurs had been planning for a S2S event on the first Saturday of April: late afternoon for the VK operators and early morning for the Europeans. After waiting to see what the weather would … Continue reading

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Two parks near Woodside

Friday 29 March 2019 The weather forecast for Gippsland was looking good until late afternoon on the Friday. At the usual informal gathering at the radio club on Thursday night, I asked Ross VK3NRB if he was interested in another … Continue reading

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The “Hillbillies” Hamfest and a Park on the way home

Sunday 24 March 2019 The Eastern & Mountain District Radio Club (the “Hillbillies”) annual Hamfest (formerly White Elephant Sale) was coming up. I again had volunteered to man a table to sell WIA merchandise, particularly the Callbook. The day required … Continue reading

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Ada Tall Trees Reserve VKFF-2253

Saturday 23 March 2019 Saturday was wet and windy in the morning. I had been considering heading out to support the South Australian National and Conservation Parks Awards anniversary weekend. With the rain, I decided to chase for a while … Continue reading

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Another step in VKFF Hunter Honour Roll

I have been slowly  increasing the count of new unique VKFF references worked. Last week’s trip to Outtrim gave me the chance to chase/hunt Ross when he was inside the reserve and I was outside and that happened to bring … Continue reading

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A trip to Outtrim

Thursday 14 March 2019 I had been chatting again with my friend from Maffra. It appears that he enjoyed being out in the field with me on Tuesday when I activated Glenmaggie Regional Park. We decided to do a Park … Continue reading

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A second visit to Glenmaggie Regional Park

A friend had requested advice regarding a delicate matter that had arisen. I suggested an option would be to start documenting the chronology of events leading to the current situation. I offered to head across to his home to assist … Continue reading

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A trip to Neerim East

Saturday 9 March 2019 The morning started a little slowly, but with a little radio fun with chasing Katsu JP3DGT/3 activating JA/OS-004 on 17 m CW. After midday local time, I chased Tony VK3XV/p and Mike VK6MB/3 in Parks. I … Continue reading

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A trip to Melbourne with a Park detour

Thursday 28 February 2019 I needed to travel to Clayton to pick up an item, so decided to add a detour to the trip home. I left home about mid-morning and arrived at destination in Clayton in reasonable time. I … Continue reading

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