Tag Archives: VKFF

A summer weekend of SOTA fun

Friday 20 January 2017 I had a need to catch up with a friend located in Sunbury and desired to pick up and pay for a second-hand Spiderbeam 18 metre telescopic pole, which I had organised to buy the previous … Continue reading

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Some Parks and Summits on the trip home

I made my way back to the Latrobe Valley on Tuesday 3 January, after having activated Huon Hill VK3/VE-237 on Monday morning for a S2S with Mitch VK7XDM/p, plus adding more Parks contacts for Wodonga Regional Park VKFF-0980. I was … Continue reading

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Rosebud Hamfest 2016

Sunday 20 November 2016 Saturday morning was consumed by a working bee at the Eastern Zone Amateur Radio Club clubrooms. Around 10 members attended with a significant clean-up of trees occurring, together with trimming of steep banks and cutting the … Continue reading

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Yarra Ranges National Park VKFF-0556

Friday 14 October 2016 Victoria had suffered from some wild weather on Sunday 9 October, with extreme wind speeds and heavy rain. I did a trip from Wodonga back to home in the Latrobe Valley on the Monday, with the … Continue reading

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An October 2016 long weekend in the Snowy Mountains – 4

Monday 3 October 2016 I packed up my gear, loaded up the car and thanked Judy and Rod for their hospitality. I headed south to Bombala and stopped at the Bakery for a mid-morning snack. I also asked about the … Continue reading

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An October 2016 long weekend in the Snowy Mountain – 2

Saturday 1 October We were up reasonably early and headed towards Cooma, then took The Peak Road. Rod knows the landowners here. The Peak VK2/SM-068 1230 m 8 points plus winter bonus The wind was strong at the summit. We … Continue reading

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VK1 Winter QSO Party 2016

The VK1 SOTA enthusiasts organised a Winter QSO Party for Sunday 8 August, with operators heading out to many summits in the ACT and nearby NSW regions. SOTA operators from other states also posted Alerts of their plans to attempt … Continue reading

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Inaugural Summits and Parks event Wagga Wagga October 2015: Travelling home

Monday 26 October 2015 I slept a little later after the weekend’s activities. I headed out east from Wodonga along the Murray Valley Highway to Bullioh, then north to the top of the ridge and then west along Granya Road … Continue reading

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Inaugural Summits and Parks event Wagga Wagga October 2015: en route

A few months ago, discussion started around the idea of holding a seminar event to discuss and share learnings of SOTA and Parks activations. The date decided was the weekend of October 24 and 25, with the Wagga Amateur Radio … Continue reading

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Victorian Grand Final long weekend – Day 2

Saturday 3 October 2015 I was on the road at around 0800 local time and headed off to the south east toward Tallangatta on the Murray Valley Highway B400. I then headed down Tallangatta Creek Road to its southern end, … Continue reading

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