Tag Archives: WWFF

Two parks near Woodside

Friday 29 March 2019 The weather forecast for Gippsland was looking good until late afternoon on the Friday. At the usual informal gathering at the radio club on Thursday night, I asked Ross VK3NRB if he was interested in another … Continue reading

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The “Hillbillies” Hamfest and a Park on the way home

Sunday 24 March 2019 The Eastern & Mountain District Radio Club (the “Hillbillies”) annual Hamfest (formerly White Elephant Sale) was coming up. I again had volunteered to man a table to sell WIA merchandise, particularly the Callbook. The day required … Continue reading

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Ada Tall Trees Reserve VKFF-2253

Saturday 23 March 2019 Saturday was wet and windy in the morning. I had been considering heading out to support the South Australian National and Conservation Parks Awards anniversary weekend. With the rain, I decided to chase for a while … Continue reading

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A trip to Outtrim

Thursday 14 March 2019 I had been chatting again with my friend from Maffra. It appears that he enjoyed being out in the field with me on Tuesday when I activated Glenmaggie Regional Park. We decided to do a Park … Continue reading

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A new WWFF Activator certificate

I had not been keeping a close watch on my WWFF Activator tally, so received a pleasant surprise when I checked on Logsearch last week: I had qualified 121 Parks as an Activator at the 44 contacts qualification level. As … Continue reading

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Next steps in VKFF Awards

I have been making slow progress in increasing my tallies of unique Parks worked/hunted and activated in the World Wide Flora and Fauna Awards. In the local Award scheme, the steps come in 25 unique Park/Reference increments once you get … Continue reading

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Won Wron Flora Reserve

Saturday 19 January 2019 After a week of hot weather, I decided to head out to activate a Park about an hour’s drive away. But first I had some domestic tasks to complete. I was finally on the road a … Continue reading

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Four Parks west of Bairnsdale

6 January 2019 The weather forecast for the day looked reasonable, expected to reach into the mid-20s but fine. There was a large bushfire southeast of Rosedale which was reported as affecting 11,000 hectares of land, including a significant portion … Continue reading

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VKFF Hunter Honour Roll 1325

I mentioned in an earlier post that I had applied for the VKFF Hunter Honour Roll 1325 certificate. I know that VKFF coordinator Paul VK5PAS has been busy, including some very long days at his workplace. SO I was happy … Continue reading

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Great Yambla Ridge

New Year’s Day 2019 Local New Year’s Day in Australia is a day for the SOTA operator to consider options carefully…. The SOTA Rules for Activating and Chasing are based on the UTC and UTC year. Given that UTC midnight … Continue reading

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