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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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Start of bonus season 2020

Monday 15 June 2020 About two weeks earlier, I received a notice to owner/occupier that the home mains power supply would be interrupted during the day of Monday 15 June 2020 due to planned essential network maintenance. That date is … 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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A post-GippsTech day of SOTA

Monday 9 July 2018 The GippsTech weekend had been rather busy in itself, but it also coincided with AR magazine proofing dates. I managed to complete the first round of proofing tasks on Sunday afternoon prior to sending them off … 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 pleasant spring day in Gippsland

Tuesday 20 September 2016 A few days earlier, I had an invitation to join Rik VK3EQ and Mitch VK3XDM on a proposed day visiting some Gippsland summits. It was my first opportunity to enjoy a day together with these two … 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 visitor from the north east activates some VK3/VT summits

On the weekend of 13 & 14 September, I had the pleasure of hosting Warren VK3BYD / VK3KS. Warren was coming to the Latrobe Valley as his wife was to participate in a coach development program, leaving Warren to fill … Continue reading

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A busy GippsTech weekend

A busy weekend with me as Chair of GippsTech this past weekend in Churchill! I have been able to relax a little now it is over. The Chasing began on the Friday whilst doing some work at home before heading … Continue reading

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A winter weekend in the Gippsland hills

The weather was looking to be OK for at least Saturday, so I posted some plans to the Alerts page. Given that the last couple of weeks have been cold but dry, with little snow (or rain) falling anywhere in … Continue reading

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