Category Archives: WWFF

2018 Hotham SOTA Summit – the trip home

Wednesday 7 February 2018 I departed Wodonga close to 0900 and headed south west on the Hume Highway to Benalla and then south to Mansfield. I grabbed some food at a Bakery and then headed to Jamieson, with the later … Continue reading

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2018 Hotham SOTA Summit – Sunday

Sunday 3 February 2018 I was among the first up and around in the morning. I organised my breakfast and some lunch. Others were soon up and about. Further discussions regarding plans continued. People were heading in a number of … Continue reading

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2018 Hotham SOTA Summit – the trip up

I had been to the two previous Hotham SOTA gatherings organised by Brian VK3MCD. I was more than happy to commit to the 2018 edition. Thursday 1 February 2018 I had a few tasks to complete in the morning and … Continue reading

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Australia Day 2018 at Churchill National Park

I had vague plans for Australia Day 2018 – January 26: probably attend the local community event and then see what eventuated. The weather forecast was for a very warm day, with early cloud. Those plans went out the window … Continue reading

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A trip to Bacchus Marsh

Mid-week I remembered to browse the adverts on vkclassifieds. You never know what might come up. This day, I spotted a microphone – the Icom IC HM-103. This microphone is the one that came standard with the IC-706MkIIG. I have … Continue reading

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Christmas to New Year’s Eve 2018

Wednesday 27 December 2017 After several days of enforced short drives only due to the wrecked tyre suffered coming out from Beetoomba Spur, the task for the day was to get a new tyre fitted. All the tyre places were … Continue reading

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The pre-Christmas week 2017

Sunday 17 December Mt Barandudah VK3/VE-189 775 m 4 points Barandudah Regional Park VKFF-0959 I again used Burgess Lane to access the Regional Park, off Boyes Road, then up to the ridgeline via Trig Track and then south and west … Continue reading

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Some mid-December Parks fun

In the lead up to Christmas, I managed to get out for several day trips to activate a mixture of Parks and SOTA summits. Most of the Parks were activated only to the 10+ contacts, enough to qualify the Park … Continue reading

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VKFF activation weekend 2017

Saturday 25 November 2017 The weekend of 25/26 November was the designated VKFF activation weekend for the year. It is an interesting weekend, with many activators out in Parks. This year, Alerts were posted on ParksnPeaks for around 60 VKFF … Continue reading

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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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