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Australia Day 2023 celebrated with a SOTA trip

I had spent quite some time over the previous days examining the available mapping with regards to the many new Parks in Gippsland added to the Parks On The Air program (POTA). VK POTA Coordinator Marty VK4KC had recently added … Continue reading

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A trip to Wodonga for Christmas 2022

I would normally travel to Wodonga at least a week earlier to spend some time with family in the lead up to Christmas. This year, I came down with some strange bug that hit me hard for a couple of … Continue reading

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A week of late Bonus season activations in NE Victoria

October 2022 The SOTA Bonus season for VK3 runs from 15 June to the end 14 October. Given that Victoria switches to Daylight Savings Time on the first Sunday of October, the Bonus season ends at 1100 local time on … Continue reading

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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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