Tag Archives: VKFF

Glenmaggie Regional Park VKFF-1877

Sunday 23 July 2017 The weather forecast for Sunday did not look great, with strong winds all day and two cold fronts to pass through the region during the afternoon. I decided to risk the weather and head out to … Continue reading

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Mirboo North Regional Park VKFF-1876

On 18 July 2017, VKFF Coordinator Paul VK5PAS announced that he had added five new Parks in Victoria to the VKFF list of references. Two of these Parks are within an hour of my home, so they were quickly added … Continue reading

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A visit to Western Port Bay

Saturday 17 June 2017 I had an invitation to attend the Gippsland Gate Radio & Electronics Club 40th anniversary luncheon, so planned to spend several hours at that event. Just in case I had some time available, I packed the … Continue reading

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A winter day without power

A power outage was scheduled for this day and I was interested in possibly making a purchase in Castlemaine, so the decision was made for a shorter road trip…. Friday 16 June 2017 I was underway at around 0800 local, … Continue reading

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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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