Category Archives: KRMNPA

10th KRMPNA Activity Weekend 2021 – postscript

As I mentioned in an earlier post, Tony VK3XV / VK3VTH had announced a special Award for the 10th running of the Keith Roget Memorial National Parks Award (KRMNPA) Activity Weekend. Two special Operating Awards were sponsored by Amateur Radio … Continue reading

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ANZAC Day 2021 – an afternoon break in the field

25 April 2021 As well as being a national day of commemoration, ANZAC Day is one of only three days each year when Australian amateur radio operators can replace their normal VK prefix with the AX prefix. The AF prefix … Continue reading

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10th KRMPNA Activity Weekend 2021

Like so many events during 2020, the annual Keith Roget Memorial National Parks Award (KRMNPA) Activity Weekend was cancelled due to the COVID19 pandemic and the associated restrictions. The main driver of the KRMNPA for several years has been Tony … Continue reading

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A new summit near Licola

Mount Eliza VK3/VT-088 599 m 2 points NYAAlpine National Park VKFF-0619 Sunday 2 August 2020 National Tree Day 2020 This summit was added to the VK3 Association list of summits on 1 November 2019. It had not yet been activated. … Continue reading

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Keith Roget Memorial National Parks Award weekend 2019

  Saturday 9 November 2019 The annual Keith Roget Memorial National Parks Award activity weekend was in full swing. I have tried to participate in the activity weekend each year. As I was spending a few days based in Wodonga, … Continue reading

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Another trip to NE Victoria – 3

Monday 16 April 2018 This morning was one of the key reasons for the trip to the northest: Warren had invited me to join him on a work trip to a summit which only he had activated to date. I … Continue reading

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2018 Hotham SOTA Summit – the trip home

Wednesday 7 February 2018 I departed Wodonga close to 0900 and headed south west on the Hume Highway to Benalla and then south to Mansfield. I grabbed some food at a Bakery and then headed to Jamieson, with the later … Continue reading

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2018 Hotham SOTA Summit – the trip up

I had been to the two previous Hotham SOTA gatherings organised by Brian VK3MCD. I was more than happy to commit to the 2018 edition. Thursday 1 February 2018 I had a few tasks to complete in the morning and … Continue reading

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Australia Day 2018 at Churchill National Park

I had vague plans for Australia Day 2018 – January 26: probably attend the local community event and then see what eventuated. The weather forecast was for a very warm day, with early cloud. Those plans went out the window … Continue reading

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The pre-Christmas week 2017

Sunday 17 December Mt Barandudah VK3/VE-189 775 m 4 points Barandudah Regional Park VKFF-0959 I again used Burgess Lane to access the Regional Park, off Boyes Road, then up to the ridgeline via Trig Track and then south and west … Continue reading

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