Category Archives: SOTA

A new VK3/VT summit

Friday 10 September 2021 After a few weeks of lockdown due to COVID, regional Victoria, other than Greater Shepparton, was released from movement restrictions at midnight Thursday 9 September. I was keen to get out and play radio! I had … 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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2021 Hotham SOTA Summit postscript

Tuesday 8 February 2021 I was away from Wodonga a little later than desired, but headed south to Porepunkah, then south into the Buckland Valley. I stopped along the way to chase Compton on Mount Big Ben VK3/VE-105. I drove … Continue reading

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The 2021 Hotham SOTA Summit

In late 2015, Brian VK3MCD suggested that interested SOTA enthusiasts gather for a weekend based at Hotham Heights. This idea grew into an annual event – a weekend of social interaction amongst SOTA activations in the area around Mount Hotham … Continue reading

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Hoddle Range Flora Reserve first activation

31 January 2021 I had not been out in the field playing radio for a few weeks, so thought about accessing a previously un-activated Park in South Gippsland. I spent some time exploring options to drive closer to the Park … Continue reading

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2020 Christmas trip to Wodonga – Days 19 and 20

Day 19 was relatively quiet on the radio front. I undertook several family tasks and managed to chase several Park activators from the car after a short drive to the car park at the local athletics track. Day 20 Monday … Continue reading

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2020 Christmas trip to Wodonga – Day 18

Saturday 2 January 2021 The weather forecast was for possible severe thunderstorms across much of Victoria, mainly in the west and southwest on the morning, but developing in other regions later in the day. The forecast for the Albury-Wodonga area … Continue reading

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2020 Christmas trip to Wodonga – Days 16 and 17

Day 16 Thursday 31 December 2020 I still needed at least two more contacts to make the minimum four contacts for the Activity Marathon. I headed out from Wodonga relatively early and headed to Rutherglen and then out to the … Continue reading

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2020 Christmas trip to Wodonga – Days 13 to 15

28 December 2020 – Boxing Day Public Holiday I decided to spend the morning in a Park and headed to Hume Weir and onto the Murray River Road, with the mandatory permit check at Bellbridge. I drove to the target … Continue reading

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2020 Christmas trip to Wodonga – Days 11 and 12

Day 10 was a quiet day from the radio perspective – Christmas Day. Family commitments prevented me from playing radio. I did listen briefly for Andrew VK3JBL on Mount Kosciuszko VK2/SM-001. I heard Nick VK3ANL working Andrew on 40 m … Continue reading

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