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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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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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2021 Hotham SOTA Summit postscript

Tuesday 8 February 2021 I was away from Wodonga a little later than desired, but headed south to Porepunkah, then south into the Buckland Valley. I stopped along the way to chase Compton on Mount Big Ben VK3/VE-105. I drove … Continue reading

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The 2021 Hotham SOTA Summit

In late 2015, Brian VK3MCD suggested that interested SOTA enthusiasts gather for a weekend based at Hotham Heights. This idea grew into an annual event – a weekend of social interaction amongst SOTA activations in the area around Mount Hotham … Continue reading

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2020 Christmas trip to Wodonga – Days 11 and 12

Day 10 was a quiet day from the radio perspective – Christmas Day. Family commitments prevented me from playing radio. I did listen briefly for Andrew VK3JBL on Mount Kosciuszko VK2/SM-001. I heard Nick VK3ANL working Andrew on 40 m … Continue reading

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The annual Christmas trip to Wodonga 2020

As my mother and one brother both live in Wodonga and my other brother is currently based at Jingellic, it has become a tradition for me to travel to Wodonga for a couple of weeks around Christmas. Once I had … Continue reading

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Snowy Range and Moroka in late November Day 2

Wednesday 25 November 2020 I was up early. After a brief walk down to the start of the walking track to the Moroka Gorge, I returned to the camp and had breakfast. Rik was soon up. After packing up camp, … Continue reading

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Snowy Range and Moroka in late November

The COVID lockdown of Melbourne was finally over and my friend Rik VK3EQ made contact to see if I was interested in a short camping trip to the Snowy Plains and Moroka area of the Victorian Alps. I was happy … Continue reading

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A late push for Bonus summits despite COVID – Day 6

Wednesday 14 October 2020 This was the last full day for the seasonal bonus for the VK3 Association, which ends at 2359 UTC on 14 October. I planned a day which was dependent upon roads being open and not blocked … Continue reading

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A late push for Bonus summits despite COVID – Day 2

Saturday 10 October 2020 A text message exchange on Friday evening suggested that the Dargo High Plains Road and Blue Rag Range Track were both open. This made the option of Mount Blue Rag as a possible target. Thus a … Continue reading

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