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An interesting day at Mount Buffalo National Park

Tuesday 31 December 2019 The news on Tuesday morning included reports of an RFS truck having been flipped by an intense wind event. The crew had been fighting the fire near Jingellic. Tragically, one fire fighter in the truck was … Continue reading

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Two new summits near Shelley

24 December 2019 I had spent Monday doing family tasks, plus writing up the previous day’s activity for the blog. There was plenty of smoke haze around from the various bushfires, but on Tuesday morning I decided to head out … Continue reading

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Two new summits near Melbourne

I needed to head to Melbourne to pick up an item. After the trip in the morning down towards Moorabbin, I made my way towards Bayswater. I joined some regulars who meet at a Club venue in a nearby area … Continue reading

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A new summit NW of Noojee

Sunday 8 December 2019 The area to the north of the township of Noojee is interesting geography. There is a complex valley system feeding into the Loch River with associated system of ridges rising to high knolls surrounding the valley … Continue reading

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New SOTA summits for VK3 – 5

Wednesday 13 November 2019 After a quiet day on Tuesday, I felt that it was time to head home. I loaded up the car and started the drive down the Hume Highway to Benalla and then south to Mansfield. I … Continue reading

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An afternoon in Baranduda Regional Park

Monday 11 November 2019 The day started quietly, with chauffeur duties to transport Mum to the Remembrance Day service in Wodonga. After dropping off Mum, I headed to the nearest park area and managed to work Paul VK5PAS/3 and Marija … Continue reading

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Keith Roget Memorial National Parks Award weekend 2019

  Saturday 9 November 2019 The annual Keith Roget Memorial National Parks Award activity weekend was in full swing. I have tried to participate in the activity weekend each year. As I was spending a few days based in Wodonga, … Continue reading

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New SOTA summits for VK3 – 2

Saturday 2 November 2019 The weather forecast was for rain and possible thunderstorms, with winds and warm temperatures. My assessment of the satellite imagery was that the worst of the weather was likely to arrive mid to late afternoon. I … Continue reading

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New SOTA summits for VK3 – 1

In late October, an email exchange began between Andrew VK3ARR and myself regarding possible updates to the VK3 SOTA summit. Andrew had seen a comment on my blog regarding VK3/VE-071, a summit with a HASL 100 m lower than the … Continue reading

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More VKFF wallpaper

My latest VKFF certificate arrived this morning, which prompted me to add some recent certificates to the blog. National Wattle Day A special event promoted by National Coordinator Paul VK5PAS. The weather forecast for the day was for a reasonable … Continue reading

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