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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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A late push for Bonus summits despite COVID – Day 1

In recent weeks, Regional Victoria has had some freedom of movement in Step 3 of the Victorian COVID restrictions. Regional Victoria moved to Stage 3 on 14 September. The problem was the lack of a good weather window. There was … Continue reading

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A loopy plan

Warning: Long post! For most of winter, I stayed away from the high summits. I did activate some Parks on the some nicer days. By early September, I was thinking about increasing my SOTA Activator score, particularly on CW. I … Continue reading

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A pre-Christmas trip to Wodonga

Mid-December 2018 A family commitment meant that I needed to be in Wodonga by Monday evening. The weather forecast was not looking good, with heavy rain a real likelihood across Victoria. I changed my plans and decided to travel up … Continue reading

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The last full day for Winter Bonus 2017

In VK3, the Winter Bonus ends at 2359 UTC on 14 October each year. From 15 June through to the end of the bonus period (1100 local time in VK3 on 15 October), summits above 1200 m attract a 3-point … Continue reading

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Victorian Grand Final long weekend – Day 1

Fulfilling an election promise, the Victorian Government declared a public holiday for the day prior to the AFL Grand Final: Friday 2 October 2015. The weather forecast for the following days was looking almost like an early summer weekend. With … Continue reading

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