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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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Mount Barandudah

28 December 2018 The heat wave was forecast to continue, with temperatures expected to reach around 40. I had a slow start to the day and checked the SOTA Alerts. I noted that Sid and Adele were due to be … Continue reading

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Two summits near Bright

Thursday 27 December 2018 The weather forecast for the coming days was looking nasty: temperatures rising into the 40s. Glenn VK3YY and Kevin VK3KAB had posted an Alert for Mt McLeod VK3/VE-034 for 0900 local time. I decided to head … Continue reading

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Black Range and Wabonga Plateau

Wednesday 26 December 2018 I decided to head to the area of the upper King Valley to a couple of summits that had not yet been activated. I headed down the Hume Highway to near Wangaratta before heading south towards … Continue reading

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Hollonds Hill

Monday 24 December 2018 The day started with a short drive to the local athletics field to work Mitch VK7XDM/p on another VK7 summit. I then returned to base to get a few things organised prior to heading south to … Continue reading

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Three summits south of Corryong

Sunday 23 December 2018 Saturday was a quiet day with some family commitments. Sunday morning I decided to head to the east and to attempt to get to a new summit and hopefully activate a couple of summits to make … Continue reading

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