Tag Archives: SOTA

A Sunday saunter north of Briagalong

Well, almost…. But a pleasant drive was had to reach another new summit and to visit two other summits. Sunday 8 March 2020 I headed off from home for Maffra to pick up Ross VK3NRB and then we headed north … Continue reading

Posted in SOTA | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

SOTA trip to Motor Bike Hill

1 March 2020 One of the summits added to the VK3 SOTA Association on 1 November 2019 was Motor Bike Hill, located near Wrathung, on the north-eastern boundary of the upper Avon River catchment. The summit had not yet been … Continue reading

Posted in SOTA, WWFF | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in SOTA, WWFF | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in SOTA, WWFF | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in KRMNPA, SOTA, WWFF | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

New SOTA summits for VK3 – 4

Thursday 7 November 2019 The forecast was for more showers as the next front moved in, expected to arrive in Wodonga late afternoon or evening. The sky was almost solid overcast with the cloud from the front which passed through … Continue reading

Posted in SOTA | Tagged , | Leave a comment

New SOTA summits for VK3 – 3

Tuesday 5 November 2019 The first Tuesday in November is noted for a major horse racing event in Melbourne – the Melbourne Cup. Many businesses in Victoria take either a half or full day holiday and the media is full … Continue reading

Posted in SOTA | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in SOTA, WWFF | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in SOTA | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

The trip home from Sydney – Day 3

Wednesday 29 May 2019 The weather forecast was again for poor and cold conditions, so I abandoned any thoughts of visiting any summits. Instead, I decided to head back into Victoria and to activate some more Parks towards possible Boomerang … Continue reading

Posted in SOTA, WWFF | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment