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A notable contact with VK0

The latest issue of Amateur Radio magazine (Vol 89, No 5 2021) has a theme of Australian amateur radio involvement in Antarctica. A link appeared on a Facebook group to a QSL card for two contacts made on 50 MHz … Continue reading

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Another VKFF Hunter Honour Roll Award – 1900 entities worked

The past couple of months have seen a reduction in the number of Activators who have been able to venture into the field to activate, primarily due to movement restrictions imposed by the responses of various state governments to the … Continue reading

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VKFF Hunter Awards Honour Roll 1825 and 1850

In between the various lock downs and other movement restrictions due to COVID19 over recent weeks and months, Australia amateurs have been lucky that restrictions have occurred in different states at different times. So if one has been unable to … Continue reading

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Lee Jennings Memorial Activity Marathon

In early April 2020, Geoff ZL3GA announced an activity marathon as a means of engaging amateurs as New Zealand went into a four-week lockdown in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. An outline can be found at: http://zl3x.com/marathon/ To quote Geoff … Continue reading

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Another VKFF Hunter Award step – 1700 parks worked

2020 has been a poor year for the VKFF Hunter. Combine the very ordinary propagation due to slowly coming out of the Solar Minimum (recently confirmed as having occurred in December 2019) together with heavy restrictions due to the COVID19 … Continue reading

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Some new SOTA awards earned

For quite some time, the SOTA awards scheme has been operating on a very restricted basis. A few weeks ago, resumption of the issuing of Awards certificates was announced. Each certificate still has a cost, but now one can apply … Continue reading

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Latest VKFF certificate – HR 1675

With all the hot weather and a very long fire season in the eastern half of Australia, the number of Parks activations has been low. That has slowed progress in building new Parks Hunted…. A few days ago, I checked … 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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Latest WWFF Hunter certificate: 1644

Today I received the latest WWFF Hunter certificate for having worked 1644  different references. Many of the usual Activators feature in the more recent references worked, including Mike VK6MB, Gerard VK2IO, Scott VK4CZ, Rob VK4AAC/VK2VH, Neil VK4HNS, Marija VK5FMAZ, Paul … Continue reading

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VKFF Hunter Award Honour Roll 1600

The latest Hunter Honour Roll certificate has arrived arrived from Paul VK5PAS via Peter VK3ZPF: 1600 VKFF references worked. Another great photo from Paul, this time one of his colourful feathered friends: a Rainbow Lorikeet  in Shepherds Hill Recreation Park … Continue reading

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