Category Archives: SOTA

Hotham SOTA Summit 2019 – wrap up

Monday 4 February 2019 I had not decided on a firm plan for the day. The day started with contacts on 2 m FM with Gerard VK2IO/3 and Compton VK2HRX/3 on Mount Hotham VK3/VE-006. I then had breakfast and checked … Continue reading

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Hotham SOTA Summit 2019 – Sunday

Sunday 3 February 2019 Rik and Paul headed off early to walk across to Mt Loch VK3/VE-005 for quick activations. They then returned to the vehicles and started their trips home. Some others were heading back home. Others agreed on … Continue reading

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Hotham SOTA Summit 2019 – Saturday

Saturday 2 February 2019 I was driving with Paul VK3HN and Leigh VK3SG as passengers today. We drive east to Omeo, fill the fuel tank and then head towards Benambra and on to Sassafras Gap on the Benambra – Corryong … Continue reading

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Hotham SOTA Summit 2019 – the trip to Hotham

The fourth Hotham SOTA Summit had been organised and it was time to head up the hill. Friday 1 February 2019 I was underway at a reasonable time and drove to Dargo and on up the Dargo High Plains Road, … Continue reading

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Great Yambla Ridge

New Year’s Day 2019 Local New Year’s Day in Australia is a day for the SOTA operator to consider options carefully…. The SOTA Rules for Activating and Chasing are based on the UTC and UTC year. Given that UTC midnight … Continue reading

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Four summits along Buffalo Range

Sunday 30 December 2018 Saturday was a quiet day, although I did venture out to a local recreation reserve in the afternoon to work Compton VK2HRX/3 on Mt Tabletop. I could not hear Compton on 40 m SSB on the … Continue reading

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Mount Barandudah

28 December 2018 The heat wave was forecast to continue, with temperatures expected to reach around 40. I had a slow start to the day and checked the SOTA Alerts. I noted that Sid and Adele were due to be … Continue reading

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Two summits near Bright

Thursday 27 December 2018 The weather forecast for the coming days was looking nasty: temperatures rising into the 40s. Glenn VK3YY and Kevin VK3KAB had posted an Alert for Mt McLeod VK3/VE-034 for 0900 local time. I decided to head … Continue reading

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Black Range and Wabonga Plateau

Wednesday 26 December 2018 I decided to head to the area of the upper King Valley to a couple of summits that had not yet been activated. I headed down the Hume Highway to near Wangaratta before heading south towards … Continue reading

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Hollonds Hill

Monday 24 December 2018 The day started with a short drive to the local athletics field to work Mitch VK7XDM/p on another VK7 summit. I then returned to base to get a few things organised prior to heading south to … Continue reading

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