Tag Archives: Yarra Ranges National Park

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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A couple of quick activations on a Tuesday afternoon

Tuesday 19 January 2015 I had a meeting at the WIA on Tuesday morning and the plan was to meet with the VK3 Association Manager Wayne VK3WAM in the evening for a meal and to discuss updates to the VK3 … Continue reading

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A trip to the White Elephant Sale

Sunday 23 March was the date for the annual Eastern & Mountain Districts Radio Club White Elephant Sale (WES) (otherwise known as a hamfest), to be held in Heathmont. It can be fun to be at such events, even if … Continue reading

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A Friday afternoon in the hills: VK3/VN-017, VK3/VN-027 & VK3/VN-003

On Friday 11 October 2013, I had a specialist appointment in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs – the regular six-month visit to the allergist. This looked like an opportunity to tackle some SOTA summits after the appointment, so the gear was packed … Continue reading

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A mild August Sunday – Joining in the VK1 6 month celebrations

Sunday 11 August was set as a day to celebrate 6 months of SOTA in VK1. Many operators were planning to be on summits in VK1, including some keen central coast VK2 amateurs. The weather forecast was looking OK for … Continue reading

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31 January 2013 – 2 almost local summits

The plan was to be away from home by 0900 local – that target was missed. Up the Princes Highway to Nilma, then north through Neerim South to Noojee. Across the Latrobe River and turn left into McCarthy Spur Road. … Continue reading

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