Tag Archives: VK3/VC-001

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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A spring day of summits and mountain driving

Wednesday 16 September 2020 Activations have been very restricted in Victoria due to the COVID19 restrictions in place. Regional Victoria had been able for a couple of weeks to leave home “for exercise or outdoor recreation”, provided one obeyed the … 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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2018 Hotham SOTA Summit – the trip home

Wednesday 7 February 2018 I departed Wodonga close to 0900 and headed south west on the Hume Highway to Benalla and then south to Mansfield. I grabbed some food at a Bakery and then headed to Jamieson, with the later … Continue reading

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An unpleasant surprise during a day of SOTA

Saturday 26 September 2015 Late on Friday night I decided to get out on Saturday for some SOTA activity. Several operators had placed Alerts for activations, so there was the chance of several Summit to Summit (S2S) contacts. I posted … Continue reading

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A circumnavigation of the upper Thomson River catchment

I felt the urge to get out into the hills again for another dose of SOTA. Saturday was spent on some domestic tasks amongst chasing a little SOTA activity and lots of the SA National Parks and Conservation Parks Award … Continue reading

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