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Another radiosonde recovery: RS41-SGP R3551543

30 June 2021 It was a mixed day. I managed to hunt a few Park Activators in the morning from home before I had to leave to head into town for an appointment. As expected, the appointment cost me over … Continue reading

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Radiosonde hunting

26 March 2021 Along with several other amateur radio operators in the Gippsland area, I occasionally keep track of the weather radiosondes released by the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) in Melbourne. The radiosondes are normally released twice daily, at about … Continue reading

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Lee Jennings Memorial Activity Marathon

In early April 2020, Geoff ZL3GA announced an activity marathon as a means of engaging amateurs as New Zealand went into a four-week lockdown in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. An outline can be found at: http://zl3x.com/marathon/ To quote Geoff … Continue reading

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Hazelwood Power Station Chimney demolition

25 May 2020 This entry has little to do with radio but concerns a significant local event. My usual morning routine over the past few weeks has been to participate in an Activity Marathon, chasing contacts with other Australian and … Continue reading

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WIA sacks the Editor

Hello all, I had a good day out in VKFF Parks in southern NSW today, with 2 Parks activated. More on that later….. The day was interrupted with several phone calls and some “interesting” reading in email when I made … Continue reading

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A trip to Norfolk Island

On the last weekend of May 2016, the WIA held its Annual General Meeting and Conference on Norfolk Island VK9N and OC-005. I booked a package tour via the WIA. I left Melbourne on Sunday 22 May, flying to Sydney … Continue reading

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A couple of quick activations on a Tuesday afternoon

Tuesday 19 January 2015 I had a meeting at the WIA on Tuesday morning and the plan was to meet with the VK3 Association Manager Wayne VK3WAM in the evening for a meal and to discuss updates to the VK3 … Continue reading

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WWFF Activation Weekend November 2015

WWFF Activation Weekend and the Rosebud Radiofest 2015 Several months ago, the VKFF Coordinator Paul VK5PAS suggested a Parks Activation Weekend, announcing the last weekend of November as the time. In the two weeks prior, I had been ill with … Continue reading

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Inaugural Summits and Parks event Wagga Wagga October 2015: Travelling home

Monday 26 October 2015 I slept a little later after the weekend’s activities. I headed out east from Wodonga along the Murray Valley Highway to Bullioh, then north to the top of the ridge and then west along Granya Road … Continue reading

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Inaugural Summits and Parks event Wagga Wagga October 2015: The event weekend

Summits and Parks event I arrived at the Wagga ARC clubroom around 1145 and quickly joined in the discussions. At around 1200, John VK3YW started collecting registration fees. A short while later, the food was available for lunch: BBQ sausages, … Continue reading

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