Category Archives: SOTA

New SOTA summits for VK3 – 3

Tuesday 5 November 2019 The first Tuesday in November is noted for a major horse racing event in Melbourne – the Melbourne Cup. Many businesses in Victoria take either a half or full day holiday and the media is full … Continue reading

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New SOTA summits for VK3 – 2

Saturday 2 November 2019 The weather forecast was for rain and possible thunderstorms, with winds and warm temperatures. My assessment of the satellite imagery was that the worst of the weather was likely to arrive mid to late afternoon. I … Continue reading

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New SOTA summits for VK3 – 1

In late October, an email exchange began between Andrew VK3ARR and myself regarding possible updates to the VK3 SOTA summit. Andrew had seen a comment on my blog regarding VK3/VE-071, a summit with a HASL 100 m lower than the … Continue reading

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A loopy plan

Warning: Long post! For most of winter, I stayed away from the high summits. I did activate some Parks on the some nicer days. By early September, I was thinking about increasing my SOTA Activator score, particularly on CW. I … Continue reading

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The trip home from Sydney – Day 3

Wednesday 29 May 2019 The weather forecast was again for poor and cold conditions, so I abandoned any thoughts of visiting any summits. Instead, I decided to head back into Victoria and to activate some more Parks towards possible Boomerang … Continue reading

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The trip home from Sydney

Monday 27 May 2019 I did not get away from my hosts’ home until around 1100. We spent some time chatting over coffee and time went quickly. As a result, I missed Andrew VK1DA/2’s activation of Mt Bindo. I looked … Continue reading

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A visit to ARNSW

Sunday 26 May 2019 The WIA Conference sessions continued on Sunday at AR NSW in Dural. I drove up myself, arriving a little after 0900K. I grabbed my SOTA back pack and walked across to the SOTA stand – a … Continue reading

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A trip to Sydney – Day 2

Friday 24 May 2019 The bed in the hotel was comfortable, but there was plenty of noise from around 0530 local. I gave up at around 0630 and started getting organised and was on the road reasonably early. After grabbing … Continue reading

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JAFF Hunter Bronze Award

Another certificate in the WWFF Awards system: Japan Flora & Fauna Hunter Award Bronze for working 11 different Japanese Parks. All of the contacts were made using CW: 3 on 20 m, 6 on 17 m and 2 on 15 … Continue reading

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The April VK – ZL – JA – EU S2S “party”

6 April 2019 A number of amateurs had been planning for a S2S event on the first Saturday of April: late afternoon for the VK operators and early morning for the Europeans. After waiting to see what the weather would … Continue reading

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