Category Archives: WWFF

A Park after a hamfest

Sunday 17 February 2019 The weekend ended up being a little hectic. It all started with the trip to Melbourne on the Friday, with a radio being dropped off for repair, followed by a pick up at an electronics store. … Continue reading

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Cape Paterson (Patterson) Nature Conservation Reserve VKFF-2063

This Park had been activated twice previously, but looked to be worth activating. It is about 1.5 hours’ drive from home. Sunday 10 February 2019 I headed off from home aiming to be on site after UTC rollover. I used … Continue reading

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Kurth Kiln Regional Park

Australia Day public holiday 2019 – Monday 28 January 2019 On Sunday afternoon, I finally got around to looking at the feed impedance of a home-made ZS6BKW doublet antenna. I constructed the antenna using some stainless steel multi-strand wire (about … Continue reading

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Next steps in VKFF Awards

I have been making slow progress in increasing my tallies of unique Parks worked/hunted and activated in the World Wide Flora and Fauna Awards. In the local Award scheme, the steps come in 25 unique Park/Reference increments once you get … Continue reading

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Won Wron Flora Reserve

Saturday 19 January 2019 After a week of hot weather, I decided to head out to activate a Park about an hour’s drive away. But first I had some domestic tasks to complete. I was finally on the road a … Continue reading

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Four Parks west of Bairnsdale

6 January 2019 The weather forecast for the day looked reasonable, expected to reach into the mid-20s but fine. There was a large bushfire southeast of Rosedale which was reported as affecting 11,000 hectares of land, including a significant portion … Continue reading

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VKFF Hunter Honour Roll 1325

I mentioned in an earlier post that I had applied for the VKFF Hunter Honour Roll 1325 certificate. I know that VKFF coordinator Paul VK5PAS has been busy, including some very long days at his workplace. SO I was happy … Continue reading

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Great Yambla Ridge

New Year’s Day 2019 Local New Year’s Day in Australia is a day for the SOTA operator to consider options carefully…. The SOTA Rules for Activating and Chasing are based on the UTC and UTC year. Given that UTC midnight … Continue reading

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Mount Barandudah

28 December 2018 The heat wave was forecast to continue, with temperatures expected to reach around 40. I had a slow start to the day and checked the SOTA Alerts. I noted that Sid and Adele were due to be … Continue reading

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Black Range and Wabonga Plateau

Wednesday 26 December 2018 I decided to head to the area of the upper King Valley to a couple of summits that had not yet been activated. I headed down the Hume Highway to near Wangaratta before heading south towards … Continue reading

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