Category Archives: WWFF

A visit to the Yarra Valley Hamfest 2017

I had been busy with a major editing task for the last couple of weeks and had already started work on the November issue of Amateur Radio magazine. The forecast for Sunday was for a nice day with strong winds … Continue reading

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Glenmaggie Regional Park VKFF-1877

Sunday 23 July 2017 The weather forecast for Sunday did not look great, with strong winds all day and two cold fronts to pass through the region during the afternoon. I decided to risk the weather and head out to … Continue reading

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Mirboo North Regional Park VKFF-1876

On 18 July 2017, VKFF Coordinator Paul VK5PAS announced that he had added five new Parks in Victoria to the VKFF list of references. Two of these Parks are within an hour of my home, so they were quickly added … Continue reading

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Winding down after GippsTech 2017

It had been a tiring weekend and lead up to the annual GippsTech amateur radio technical conference in Churchill. The conference was my idea initially and the local Club (now known as the Eastern Zone Amateur Radio Club) liked the … Continue reading

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A visit to Western Port Bay

Saturday 17 June 2017 I had an invitation to attend the Gippsland Gate Radio & Electronics Club 40th anniversary luncheon, so planned to spend several hours at that event. Just in case I had some time available, I packed the … Continue reading

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A winter day without power

A power outage was scheduled for this day and I was interested in possibly making a purchase in Castlemaine, so the decision was made for a shorter road trip…. Friday 16 June 2017 I was underway at around 0800 local, … Continue reading

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Road trip to the 2017 WIA AGM in Hahndorf – returning home

Monday 22 May I was up and organised reasonably early, departing Mount Barker at about the same time as Paul, who headed off to pick up Andrew VK6AS and to transport him to the airport. I did not have far … Continue reading

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Road trip to the 2017 WIA AGM in Hahndorf – activations near Adelaide plus the AGM activities

Friday 19 May 2017 My hosts Paul VK5PAS and Marija VK5FMAZ both had to work, so I was free for the entire day. I decided to at least bag the two nearest SOTA summits. I set the vehicle GPS to … Continue reading

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Road trip to the 2017 WIA AGM in Hahndorf – the trip to Adelaide

The WIA AGM was to be held in Hanhdorf in the Adelaide Hills on Saturday 20 May 2017. I was planning to attend, combining the trip with some Summit and Park activations. Wednesday 17 May 2017 I headed off on … Continue reading

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A trip to VK4 for the inaugural Q-Tech meeting: Some new Victorian summits

Saturday 29 April I decided to head off to attempt to activate a summit for another complete. I headed south east from Wodonga to Dartmouth and up to the obvious first summit for the day. Mount Benambra VK3/VE-041 1472 m … Continue reading

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