Category Archives: WWFF

Shepparton Hamfest visit, with some other radio fun

After an absence due to COVID, the Shepparton Hamfest was scheduled to return on the second Sunday of September. The event represented an opportunity to catch up with several friends, plus to arrange another visit to family in Wodonga. I … Continue reading

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Two significant Awards received

6 June 2022 On Saturday morning last, I received a message from Marty VK4KC that his latest logs had been uploaded to the WWFF Logsearch database. This prompted me to log in to Logsearch and to check my tally of … Continue reading

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VKFF 2021 yearly Awards

I recently received two awards from the VKFF National Representative. Each year, the VKFF team recognises the top 10 Activators and Hunters for the previous calendar year. In 2021, there was a high number of activations, despite the various lockdowns … Continue reading

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Easter Sunday 2022

17 April 2022 I was a little slow off the mark on Easter Sunday. I did manage to work Gavin VK2YAK in VKFF-1910 as I was considering my options for the day. I was considering heading out later in the … Continue reading

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A day on the Yarra – Latrobe divide

10 April 2022 I decided to head out after waking up. I quickly recorded the references needed for the planned trip, but I failed to remember to post Alerts. The initial drive was to Yarragon to stop at the bakery … Continue reading

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A new VKFF Hunter certificate

I have just received another VKFF Hunter Honour Roll Award certificate: 1975 VKFF references worked. The latest 25 references have come thanks to 13 different Activators:Ian VK1DIBob VK2BYFGerald VK2HBG (2)Gavin VK2YAK (2)Adam VK2YKTony VK3CATTony VK3XVRob VK4AACDeryck VK4FDJL (3)Bob VK4HRE (2)Marty … Continue reading

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An autumn day of radio in the field

Sunday 20 March 2022 The day looked to be a good opportunity to attempt to make some Summit to Summit (S2S) contacts: two groups of amateurs were planning activity days – amateurs in the Pacific North West USA and Canada, … Continue reading

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Early February trip in lieu of the Hotham SOTA Summit

With the Hotham SOTA Summit postponed due to the Omicron COVID outbreak, I headed to Wodonga for a few days for another catch up with family. Saturday 5 February 2022 I had slept in a little due to a late … Continue reading

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10 years of SOTA in VK3

1 February 2022 SOTA started in Australia in Victoria on 1 February 2012, so today marked the tenth anniversary. At the time, I was busy with paid employment, together with the role of Editor of Amateur Radio magazine in my … Continue reading

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Another December trip to Wodonga

I usually have a trip to Wodonga to visit family around Christmas time. The trip usually commences somewhere near the middle of the month and I typically then make Wodonga my base until after New Year’s Day. 17 December 2021 … Continue reading

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