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A winter weekend of activations in Parks as a Rover

I strongly support the WWFF and VKFF Award programs. The programs were generally very well run and have excellent support in VK, thanks to Paul VK5PAS and the other members of the VKFF admin team. My recommendation is for anyone … Continue reading

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A trip to Wodonga for a youngster’s birthday

Friday 27 May 2022 I headed off from home mid-morning to drive to Wodonga. The weather forecast was a bit average, with rain and cool temperatures, so I headed west towards Melbourne and then north from Nilma to cut across … Continue reading

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Another December trip to Wodonga – part 2

26 December 2021 Family tasks occupied the entire morning and into the afternoon. I decided to head to Barnawartha and into the nearby Park. Chiltern – Mount Pilot National Park VKFF-0620 I parked in an area off Rileys Road and … Continue reading

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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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