Category Archives: SOTA

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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A new paddle with no moving parts

I have had a KX2 transceiver for some time now and it has become my “go to” SOTA radio. It came with an Elecraft Precision Keyer Paddle KXPD2. I quickly became familiar with the paddle, but occasionally had problems with … Continue reading

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Two new summits near Shelley

24 December 2019 I had spent Monday doing family tasks, plus writing up the previous day’s activity for the blog. There was plenty of smoke haze around from the various bushfires, but on Tuesday morning I decided to head out … Continue reading

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The trip to Wodonga for Christmas 2019

22 December 2019 With family based in northeast Victoria, it has become usual for me to travel to stay with Mum in Wodonga for the Christmas – New Year period. I few things combined to prevent me travelling up in … Continue reading

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Two new summits near Melbourne

I needed to head to Melbourne to pick up an item. After the trip in the morning down towards Moorabbin, I made my way towards Bayswater. I joined some regulars who meet at a Club venue in a nearby area … Continue reading

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A new summit NW of Noojee

Sunday 8 December 2019 The area to the north of the township of Noojee is interesting geography. There is a complex valley system feeding into the Loch River with associated system of ridges rising to high knolls surrounding the valley … Continue reading

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New SOTA summits for VK3 – 5

Wednesday 13 November 2019 After a quiet day on Tuesday, I felt that it was time to head home. I loaded up the car and started the drive down the Hume Highway to Benalla and then south to Mansfield. I … Continue reading

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An afternoon in Baranduda Regional Park

Monday 11 November 2019 The day started quietly, with chauffeur duties to transport Mum to the Remembrance Day service in Wodonga. After dropping off Mum, I headed to the nearest park area and managed to work Paul VK5PAS/3 and Marija … Continue reading

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Keith Roget Memorial National Parks Award weekend 2019

  Saturday 9 November 2019 The annual Keith Roget Memorial National Parks Award activity weekend was in full swing. I have tried to participate in the activity weekend each year. As I was spending a few days based in Wodonga, … Continue reading

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New SOTA summits for VK3 – 4

Thursday 7 November 2019 The forecast was for more showers as the next front moved in, expected to arrive in Wodonga late afternoon or evening. The sky was almost solid overcast with the cloud from the front which passed through … Continue reading

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