Tag Archives: SOTA

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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JAFF Hunter Bronze Award

Another certificate in the WWFF Awards system: Japan Flora & Fauna Hunter Award Bronze for working 11 different Japanese Parks. All of the contacts were made using CW: 3 on 20 m, 6 on 17 m and 2 on 15 … Continue reading

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The April VK – ZL – JA – EU S2S “party”

6 April 2019 A number of amateurs had been planning for a S2S event on the first Saturday of April: late afternoon for the VK operators and early morning for the Europeans. After waiting to see what the weather would … Continue reading

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Hotham SOTA Summit 2019 – wrap up

Monday 4 February 2019 I had not decided on a firm plan for the day. The day started with contacts on 2 m FM with Gerard VK2IO/3 and Compton VK2HRX/3 on Mount Hotham VK3/VE-006. I then had breakfast and checked … Continue reading

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Hotham SOTA Summit 2019 – Sunday

Sunday 3 February 2019 Rik and Paul headed off early to walk across to Mt Loch VK3/VE-005 for quick activations. They then returned to the vehicles and started their trips home. Some others were heading back home. Others agreed on … Continue reading

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Hotham SOTA Summit 2019 – the trip to Hotham

The fourth Hotham SOTA Summit had been organised and it was time to head up the hill. Friday 1 February 2019 I was underway at a reasonable time and drove to Dargo and on up the Dargo High Plains Road, … Continue reading

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Great Yambla Ridge

New Year’s Day 2019 Local New Year’s Day in Australia is a day for the SOTA operator to consider options carefully…. The SOTA Rules for Activating and Chasing are based on the UTC and UTC year. Given that UTC midnight … Continue reading

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Four summits along Buffalo Range

Sunday 30 December 2018 Saturday was a quiet day, although I did venture out to a local recreation reserve in the afternoon to work Compton VK2HRX/3 on Mt Tabletop. I could not hear Compton on 40 m SSB on the … Continue reading

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