Tag Archives: SOTA

Australia Day 2023 celebrated with a SOTA trip

I had spent quite some time over the previous days examining the available mapping with regards to the many new Parks in Gippsland added to the Parks On The Air program (POTA). VK POTA Coordinator Marty VK4KC had recently added … Continue reading

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A last gasp attempt for a Complete

Late October 2022 I had almost given up hope of achieving a Complete for SOTA summit VK3/VE-079. A couple of weeks earlier, Warren VK3BYD and I arrived at the start of the access track to find large “Road Closed” signs. … Continue reading

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Shepparton Hamfest visit, with some other radio fun

After an absence due to COVID, the Shepparton Hamfest was scheduled to return on the second Sunday of September. The event represented an opportunity to catch up with several friends, plus to arrange another visit to family in Wodonga. I … Continue reading

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An autumn day of radio in the field

Sunday 20 March 2022 The day looked to be a good opportunity to attempt to make some Summit to Summit (S2S) contacts: two groups of amateurs were planning activity days – amateurs in the Pacific North West USA and Canada, … Continue reading

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Early February trip in lieu of the Hotham SOTA Summit

With the Hotham SOTA Summit postponed due to the Omicron COVID outbreak, I headed to Wodonga for a few days for another catch up with family. Saturday 5 February 2022 I had slept in a little due to a late … Continue reading

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10 years of SOTA in VK3

1 February 2022 SOTA started in Australia in Victoria on 1 February 2012, so today marked the tenth anniversary. At the time, I was busy with paid employment, together with the role of Editor of Amateur Radio magazine in my … Continue reading

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Another December trip to Wodonga – part 2

26 December 2021 Family tasks occupied the entire morning and into the afternoon. I decided to head to Barnawartha and into the nearby Park. Chiltern – Mount Pilot National Park VKFF-0620 I parked in an area off Rileys Road and … Continue reading

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Another December trip to Wodonga

I usually have a trip to Wodonga to visit family around Christmas time. The trip usually commences somewhere near the middle of the month and I typically then make Wodonga my base until after New Year’s Day. 17 December 2021 … Continue reading

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Latest certificates earned

Several certificates have arrived in the past few days via email or logging on to the POTA website. Below are some examples. SOTA Shack Sloth Chaser 40,000 This certificate marks reaching a Chaser score of 40,000 points earned by working … Continue reading

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Four Gippsland SOTA summits and a new HEMA Hump

14 October 2021 The weather had been ordinary, with several cold fronts moving through SE Australia. There had been several days with high wind speeds, which make operating radio on high mountain peaks very comfortable and potentially dangerous. Thursday 14 … Continue reading

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