Category Archives: SOTA

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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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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