Category Archives: KRMNPA

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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A summer weekend of SOTA fun

Friday 20 January 2017 I had a need to catch up with a friend located in Sunbury and desired to pick up and pay for a second-hand Spiderbeam 18 metre telescopic pole, which I had organised to buy the previous … Continue reading

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Some Parks and Summits on the trip home

I made my way back to the Latrobe Valley on Tuesday 3 January, after having activated Huon Hill VK3/VE-237 on Monday morning for a S2S with Mitch VK7XDM/p, plus adding more Parks contacts for Wodonga Regional Park VKFF-0980. I was … Continue reading

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Seeing in the New Year: 2017

Sunday 1 January 2017 I was up early and on the road before 0800 local, heading for Mount Beauty, then Falls Creek and out on the Bogong High Plains Road. The climb from Mount Beauty to Falls Creek had a … Continue reading

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Mt Buffalo Plateau 2016

The Horn VK3/VE-014 1723 m 10 points VKFF-0339 Mount Buffalo National Park 31 December 2016 The forecast was for another nice day, so I headed off towards the Mount Buffalo plateau. Travel was easy to Myrtleford for a short stop … Continue reading

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Rosebud Hamfest 2016

Sunday 20 November 2016 Saturday morning was consumed by a working bee at the Eastern Zone Amateur Radio Club clubrooms. Around 10 members attended with a significant clean-up of trees occurring, together with trimming of steep banks and cutting the … Continue reading

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