Tag Archives: Alpine National Park

A week of late Bonus season activations in NE Victoria

October 2022 The SOTA Bonus season for VK3 runs from 15 June to the end 14 October. Given that Victoria switches to Daylight Savings Time on the first Sunday of October, the Bonus season ends at 1100 local time on … 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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Another December trip to Wodonga – part 2

26 December 2021 Family tasks occupied the entire morning and into the afternoon. I decided to head to Barnawartha and into the nearby Park. Chiltern – Mount Pilot National Park VKFF-0620 I parked in an area off Rileys Road and … Continue reading

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2021 Hotham SOTA Summit postscript

Tuesday 8 February 2021 I was away from Wodonga a little later than desired, but headed south to Porepunkah, then south into the Buckland Valley. I stopped along the way to chase Compton on Mount Big Ben VK3/VE-105. I drove … Continue reading

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2020 Christmas trip to Wodonga – Days 11 and 12

Day 10 was a quiet day from the radio perspective – Christmas Day. Family commitments prevented me from playing radio. I did listen briefly for Andrew VK3JBL on Mount Kosciuszko VK2/SM-001. I heard Nick VK3ANL working Andrew on 40 m … Continue reading

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The annual Christmas trip to Wodonga 2020

As my mother and one brother both live in Wodonga and my other brother is currently based at Jingellic, it has become a tradition for me to travel to Wodonga for a couple of weeks around Christmas. Once I had … Continue reading

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Snowy Range and Moroka in late November Day 2

Wednesday 25 November 2020 I was up early. After a brief walk down to the start of the walking track to the Moroka Gorge, I returned to the camp and had breakfast. Rik was soon up. After packing up camp, … Continue reading

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Snowy Range and Moroka in late November

The COVID lockdown of Melbourne was finally over and my friend Rik VK3EQ made contact to see if I was interested in a short camping trip to the Snowy Plains and Moroka area of the Victorian Alps. I was happy … Continue reading

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A late push for Bonus summits despite COVID – Day 6

Wednesday 14 October 2020 This was the last full day for the seasonal bonus for the VK3 Association, which ends at 2359 UTC on 14 October. I planned a day which was dependent upon roads being open and not blocked … Continue reading

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A late push for Bonus summits despite COVID – Day 2

Saturday 10 October 2020 A text message exchange on Friday evening suggested that the Dargo High Plains Road and Blue Rag Range Track were both open. This made the option of Mount Blue Rag as a possible target. Thus a … Continue reading

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