Category Archives: SOTA

Start of bonus season 2020

Monday 15 June 2020 About two weeks earlier, I received a notice to owner/occupier that the home mains power supply would be interrupted during the day of Monday 15 June 2020 due to planned essential network maintenance. That date is … Continue reading

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Some new SOTA awards earned

For quite some time, the SOTA awards scheme has been operating on a very restricted basis. A few weeks ago, resumption of the issuing of Awards certificates was announced. Each certificate still has a cost, but now one can apply … Continue reading

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A long day to Jamieson Lookout Track

Sunday 15 March 2020 Ross VK3NRB was keen for another day out playing radio. We discussed options and decided to head to another of the “new” summits added on 1 November 2019, even though it required a long drive – … Continue reading

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A Sunday saunter north of Briagalong

Well, almost…. But a pleasant drive was had to reach another new summit and to visit two other summits. Sunday 8 March 2020 I headed off from home for Maffra to pick up Ross VK3NRB and then we headed north … Continue reading

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SOTA trip to Motor Bike Hill

1 March 2020 One of the summits added to the VK3 SOTA Association on 1 November 2019 was Motor Bike Hill, located near Wrathung, on the north-eastern boundary of the upper Avon River catchment. The summit had not yet been … Continue reading

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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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