Tag Archives: SOTA

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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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

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A visit to ARNSW

Sunday 26 May 2019 The WIA Conference sessions continued on Sunday at AR NSW in Dural. I drove up myself, arriving a little after 0900K. I grabbed my SOTA back pack and walked across to the SOTA stand – a … Continue reading

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A trip to Sydney – Day 2

Friday 24 May 2019 The bed in the hotel was comfortable, but there was plenty of noise from around 0530 local. I gave up at around 0630 and started getting organised and was on the road reasonably early. After grabbing … Continue reading

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