Category Archives: WWFF

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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A trip to VK4 for the inaugural Q-Tech meeting: the trip south

Monday 24 April I departed Yugar a little after 0700. I followed the recommendation to travel back over Mount Glorious to Wivenhoe-Somerset Road (thus avoiding Monday morning Brisbane traffic), then to Ipswich, Warwick, Stanthorpe and across into NSW and Tenterfield. … Continue reading

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A trip to VK4 for the inaugural Q-Tech meeting: some SOTA and Park activity in SE VK4

Friday 21 April I left Gatton and allowed the car navigation system to lead me to my first activation for the day. I used the simplest option of the “Town Centre” and entered a locality name I had seen when … Continue reading

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A trip to VK4 for the inaugural Q-Tech meeting: Heading north

Tuesday 18 April 2017 Having seen a message to one of the Groups several days ago, I emailed John VK5BJE suggesting that we might meet up on his travels east to Lakes Entrance. On the day, I met John VK5BJE … Continue reading

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SA National and Conservation Parks Award anniversary weekend 2017 Day 4

Gunbower National Park VKFF-0740 continued In the morning I awoke early and spent some time listening around 80 m. I ended up with 17 contacts in the log – much better than the one contact achieved on my last activation … Continue reading

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SA National and Conservation Parks Award anniversary weekend 2017 Day 3

Sunday 2 April I was awake early the next morning, as we changed back from Daylight Savings Time to EST. I headed west to Natimuk and then on toward Gymbowen on C213, then down Tooan Duffholme Rd. Mount Arapiles – … Continue reading

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SA National and Conservation Parks Award anniversary weekend 2017 Day 2

Saturday 1 April Bay of Islands Coastal Park VKFF-0743 I found a spot to bivouac for the night. The tent rattled all night, with strong gusting winds and occasional rain events, so it was not particularly restful. I awoke early, … Continue reading

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SA National and Conservation Parks Award anniversary weekend 2017 Day 1

31 March to 3 April Several anniversary events are held each year by groups interested in Parks and/or SOTA. The weekend of 1 & 2 April 201 was to be the fourth anniversary of the SA National and Conservation Parks … Continue reading

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Antennapalooza 2017

The fourth running of Antennapalooza occurred on the weekend of 8 & 9 April, based near Foster in South Gippsland. Antennapalooza is an event run by the Gippsland Gate Radio & Electronics Club for sharing information, especially relating to antennas … Continue reading

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A summer weekend of SOTA fun

Friday 20 January 2017 I had a need to catch up with a friend located in Sunbury and desired to pick up and pay for a second-hand Spiderbeam 18 metre telescopic pole, which I had organised to buy the previous … Continue reading

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