Category Archives: KRMNPA

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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Some mid-December Parks fun

In the lead up to Christmas, I managed to get out for several day trips to activate a mixture of Parks and SOTA summits. Most of the Parks were activated only to the 10+ contacts, enough to qualify the Park … Continue reading

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SA National and Conservation Parks Award anniversary weekend 2017 Day 4

Gunbower National Park VKFF-0740 continued In the morning I awoke early and spent some time listening around 80 m. I ended up with 17 contacts in the log – much better than the one contact achieved on my last activation … Continue reading

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SA National and Conservation Parks Award anniversary weekend 2017 Day 3

Sunday 2 April I was awake early the next morning, as we changed back from Daylight Savings Time to EST. I headed west to Natimuk and then on toward Gymbowen on C213, then down Tooan Duffholme Rd. Mount Arapiles – … Continue reading

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SA National and Conservation Parks Award anniversary weekend 2017 Day 2

Saturday 1 April Bay of Islands Coastal Park VKFF-0743 I found a spot to bivouac for the night. The tent rattled all night, with strong gusting winds and occasional rain events, so it was not particularly restful. I awoke early, … Continue reading

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SA National and Conservation Parks Award anniversary weekend 2017 Day 1

31 March to 3 April Several anniversary events are held each year by groups interested in Parks and/or SOTA. The weekend of 1 & 2 April 201 was to be the fourth anniversary of the SA National and Conservation Parks … Continue reading

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Antennapalooza 2017

The fourth running of Antennapalooza occurred on the weekend of 8 & 9 April, based near Foster in South Gippsland. Antennapalooza is an event run by the Gippsland Gate Radio & Electronics Club for sharing information, especially relating to antennas … Continue reading

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