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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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Inaugural Summits and Parks event Wagga Wagga October 2015: en route

A few months ago, discussion started around the idea of holding a seminar event to discuss and share learnings of SOTA and Parks activations. The date decided was the weekend of October 24 and 25, with the Wagga Amateur Radio … Continue reading

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Victorian Grand Final long weekend – Day 3, heading for home

Sunday 4 October 2015 Sunday was the first day of Daylight Savings Time in those states of Australia that use the tool. Extra traps for logging: one now needs to subtract 11 hours from the local clock time, and UTC … Continue reading

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Victorian Grand Final long weekend – Day 2

Saturday 3 October 2015 I was on the road at around 0800 local time and headed off to the south east toward Tallangatta on the Murray Valley Highway B400. I then headed down Tallangatta Creek Road to its southern end, … Continue reading

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Victorian Grand Final long weekend – Day 1

Fulfilling an election promise, the Victorian Government declared a public holiday for the day prior to the AFL Grand Final: Friday 2 October 2015. The weather forecast for the following days was looking almost like an early summer weekend. With … Continue reading

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An unpleasant surprise during a day of SOTA

Saturday 26 September 2015 Late on Friday night I decided to get out on Saturday for some SOTA activity. Several operators had placed Alerts for activations, so there was the chance of several Summit to Summit (S2S) contacts. I posted … Continue reading

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