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An interesting day at Mount Buffalo National Park

Tuesday 31 December 2019 The news on Tuesday morning included reports of an RFS truck having been flipped by an intense wind event. The crew had been fighting the fire near Jingellic. Tragically, one fire fighter in the truck was … Continue reading

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Mount Murray and The Twins

Sunday 29 December 2019 It was to be another hot day in Wodonga, with the temperature predicted to reach the high 30s. I decided to head out to activate a couple of summits on the Great Dividing Range south of … Continue reading

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Two summits north of Lockhart Gap

Saturday 28 December 2019 Another hot day was forecast for Wodonga. I decided to head out to Lockhart Gap to activate some easy summits. Before departing Wodonga, I alerted for VK3/VE-241, a six point summit on McGrath Track, which runs … Continue reading

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A new summit above Dandongadale

Friday 27 December 2019 The weather in Wodonga was forecast to be similar to the day before, only hotter. After assessing the various reports, I decided to again head for the hills. I travelled to Myrtleford and then to Lake … Continue reading

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A ridgeline run near Bright

Thursday 26 December 2019 Boxing Day was looking to be very warm in Wodonga. I decided to head out to gain a little altitude and the associated cooler air. I drove to Bright and headed up to the first target … Continue reading

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A new paddle with no moving parts

I have had a KX2 transceiver for some time now and it has become my “go to” SOTA radio. It came with an Elecraft Precision Keyer Paddle KXPD2. I quickly became familiar with the paddle, but occasionally had problems with … Continue reading

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Two new summits near Shelley

24 December 2019 I had spent Monday doing family tasks, plus writing up the previous day’s activity for the blog. There was plenty of smoke haze around from the various bushfires, but on Tuesday morning I decided to head out … Continue reading

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The trip to Wodonga for Christmas 2019

22 December 2019 With family based in northeast Victoria, it has become usual for me to travel to stay with Mum in Wodonga for the Christmas – New Year period. I few things combined to prevent me travelling up in … Continue reading

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Two new summits near Melbourne

I needed to head to Melbourne to pick up an item. After the trip in the morning down towards Moorabbin, I made my way towards Bayswater. I joined some regulars who meet at a Club venue in a nearby area … Continue reading

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A new summit NW of Noojee

Sunday 8 December 2019 The area to the north of the township of Noojee is interesting geography. There is a complex valley system feeding into the Loch River with associated system of ridges rising to high knolls surrounding the valley … Continue reading

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