Tag Archives: SOTA

160 m SOTA activity day 2018

Several weeks ago, a number of regular SOTA activators started discussing options for what has become an annual event: a SOTA activation event held close to 1 April, with a couple of activities to be considered: AM mode and/or 160 … Continue reading

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SA Parks Award 5th Anniversary weekend 2018 – Day 1

The weekend of 10 & 11 March was the designated weekend to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the South Australia National Parks and Conservation Parks Award. It also coincided with a long weekend in Victoria as well as a planned … Continue reading

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2018 Hotham SOTA Summit – the trip up

I had been to the two previous Hotham SOTA gatherings organised by Brian VK3MCD. I was more than happy to commit to the 2018 edition. Thursday 1 February 2018 I had a few tasks to complete in the morning and … Continue reading

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Three Gippsland summits on a winter day

Over the previous week, I had been chasing Canadian amateur – John VA7JBE – as he activated summits in north east Victoria with Brain VK3MCD, in Canberra with Andrew VK1AD and near Sydney with Compton VK2HRX. I had replied to … Continue reading

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A winter day without power

A power outage was scheduled for this day and I was interested in possibly making a purchase in Castlemaine, so the decision was made for a shorter road trip…. Friday 16 June 2017 I was underway at around 0800 local, … Continue reading

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Road trip to the 2017 WIA AGM in Hahndorf – returning home

Monday 22 May I was up and organised reasonably early, departing Mount Barker at about the same time as Paul, who headed off to pick up Andrew VK6AS and to transport him to the airport. I did not have far … Continue reading

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Road trip to the 2017 WIA AGM in Hahndorf – activations near Adelaide plus the AGM activities

Friday 19 May 2017 My hosts Paul VK5PAS and Marija VK5FMAZ both had to work, so I was free for the entire day. I decided to at least bag the two nearest SOTA summits. I set the vehicle GPS to … Continue reading

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A trip to VK4 for the inaugural Q-Tech meeting: Heading north

Tuesday 18 April 2017 Having seen a message to one of the Groups several days ago, I emailed John VK5BJE suggesting that we might meet up on his travels east to Lakes Entrance. On the day, I met John VK5BJE … Continue reading

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A summer weekend of SOTA fun

Friday 20 January 2017 I had a need to catch up with a friend located in Sunbury and desired to pick up and pay for a second-hand Spiderbeam 18 metre telescopic pole, which I had organised to buy the previous … Continue reading

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Some Parks and Summits on the trip home

I made my way back to the Latrobe Valley on Tuesday 3 January, after having activated Huon Hill VK3/VE-237 on Monday morning for a S2S with Mitch VK7XDM/p, plus adding more Parks contacts for Wodonga Regional Park VKFF-0980. I was … Continue reading

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