Category Archives: HEMA

A last gasp attempt for a Complete

Late October 2022 I had almost given up hope of achieving a Complete for SOTA summit VK3/VE-079. A couple of weeks earlier, Warren VK3BYD and I arrived at the start of the access track to find large “Road Closed” signs. … Continue reading

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A week of late Bonus season activations in NE Victoria

October 2022 The SOTA Bonus season for VK3 runs from 15 June to the end 14 October. Given that Victoria switches to Daylight Savings Time on the first Sunday of October, the Bonus season ends at 1100 local time on … Continue reading

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Shepparton Hamfest visit, with some other radio fun

After an absence due to COVID, the Shepparton Hamfest was scheduled to return on the second Sunday of September. The event represented an opportunity to catch up with several friends, plus to arrange another visit to family in Wodonga. I … Continue reading

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Two Gippsland HEMA summits

2 April 2022 Saturday 2 April 2022 was promoted as International HEMA Day. Despite the poor weather outlook locally, I decided to head out to activate a HEMA summit in West Gippsland. I have submitted a list of candidate summits … Continue reading

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A day on the Yarra – Latrobe divide

10 April 2022 I decided to head out after waking up. I quickly recorded the references needed for the planned trip, but I failed to remember to post Alerts. The initial drive was to Yarragon to stop at the bakery … Continue reading

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