Tag Archives: WWFF

A trip to Wodonga for a youngster’s birthday

Friday 27 May 2022 I headed off from home mid-morning to drive to Wodonga. The weather forecast was a bit average, with rain and cool temperatures, so I headed west towards Melbourne and then north from Nilma to cut across … Continue reading

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VKFF 2021 yearly Awards

I recently received two awards from the VKFF National Representative. Each year, the VKFF team recognises the top 10 Activators and Hunters for the previous calendar year. In 2021, there was a high number of activations, despite the various lockdowns … Continue reading

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An autumn day of radio in the field

Sunday 20 March 2022 The day looked to be a good opportunity to attempt to make some Summit to Summit (S2S) contacts: two groups of amateurs were planning activity days – amateurs in the Pacific North West USA and Canada, … 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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10 years of SOTA in VK3

1 February 2022 SOTA started in Australia in Victoria on 1 February 2012, so today marked the tenth anniversary. At the time, I was busy with paid employment, together with the role of Editor of Amateur Radio magazine in my … 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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Another December trip to Wodonga

I usually have a trip to Wodonga to visit family around Christmas time. The trip usually commences somewhere near the middle of the month and I typically then make Wodonga my base until after New Year’s Day. 17 December 2021 … Continue reading

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VKFF Activation Weekend 2021

Saturday 27 November 2021 I had a lunch engagement in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne at 1300 local time which I did not wish to miss. It would be an opportunity to catch up with several friends for the first … Continue reading

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A mixed day – chasing radiosondes and a Park activation

Saturday 9 October 2021 Activity out of the shack has been somewhat limited recently due to COVID lockdowns, together with some work occurring at home. I had some work being done at home which limited opportunities to head out to … Continue reading

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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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