Tag Archives: VKFF

A new VK3/VT summit

Friday 10 September 2021 After a few weeks of lockdown due to COVID, regional Victoria, other than Greater Shepparton, was released from movement restrictions at midnight Thursday 9 September. I was keen to get out and play radio! I had … Continue reading

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Another VKFF Hunter Honour Roll Award – 1900 entities worked

The past couple of months have seen a reduction in the number of Activators who have been able to venture into the field to activate, primarily due to movement restrictions imposed by the responses of various state governments to the … Continue reading

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10th KRMPNA Activity Weekend 2021 – postscript

As I mentioned in an earlier post, Tony VK3XV / VK3VTH had announced a special Award for the 10th running of the Keith Roget Memorial National Parks Award (KRMNPA) Activity Weekend. Two special Operating Awards were sponsored by Amateur Radio … Continue reading

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Another VKFF Hunter Award Honour Roll step achieved

I reached the 1850 references worked step of the VKFF Hunter Award (Honour Roll) on 29 June 2021. There have been a small number of Activators in particular who have been “out and about”. Gerard VK2IO has been on the … Continue reading

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VKFF Hunter Awards Honour Roll 1825 and 1850

In between the various lock downs and other movement restrictions due to COVID19 over recent weeks and months, Australia amateurs have been lucky that restrictions have occurred in different states at different times. So if one has been unable to … Continue reading

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Beaches On The Air (BOTA)

There has been a rapid increase in “OTA” award schemes over the last couple of years. OTA is “On The Air”. The commonality is that the schemes promote amateur radio operators to set up and make contacts on amateur radio … Continue reading

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An afternoon out near Mirboo North

Sunday 10 May 2021 After a very dull morning, the sky cleared up early on Sunday afternoon. After checking the weather RADAR, I decided to head out for another dose of radio fun in the field. On Thursday afternoon, I … Continue reading

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Moorabbin Hamfest and The Pines

Saturday 8 May 2021 With COVID restrictions somewhat eased in Victoria, I planned to attend my first Hamfest in around 18 months. Ross VK3NRB decided to join me for the trip, staying overnight Friday at my home so that we … Continue reading

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A fine autumn day out between Stratford and Bairnsdale

Sunday 2 May 2021 I received a call from Ross VK3NRB during the final week of April. It had been a while since we last caught up. Ross suggested heading out for some radio fun on Sunday, a suggestion I … Continue reading

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More VKFF Award certificates – April 2021

29 April 2021 I have received some more certificates from the Australian WWFF coordinator Paul VK5PAS over the recent weeks. 2020 was a very challenging year. In Victoria, it started with dense smoke over much of the eastern half of … Continue reading

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