25102020 – VK3/VS033

VK3/VS-033 – Point 585/Waterloo It has been a quite SOTA year with COVID. Even though travel restrictions had been eased for us country folk, I still don’t want to travel great distances or stay overnight for an activation. That time will come again but for now just keeping the home fires burning and not attracting attention. So close summits are […]

Proposed Activations – 2020

COVID restrictions have placed SOTA and WWFF activations in question. I live in the country so spared the worst of it however have been limited as to where and how far I can travel. Currently the Level 3 restrictions have been lifted. Still have constraints as to visiting people but no longer have to justify leaving home or being concerned […]

2020 with COVID-19

25/1/20VK3/VC-039 (Mount Gisborne)26/1/20 VK3/VC-007 (Mt Macedon)5/2/20 VK1/AC-040 (Mt Ainslie)7/2/20 VK2/MN-176 (VK2/MN-176)7/2/20 WWFF Sherwood Nature Reserve (VKFF-1996)16/5/20 VK3/VC-024 (Mt Beckworth)29/5/20 VK3/VC-032 (VK3/VC-032)7/6/20 VK3/VS-050 (Mt Leura)14/6/20 VK3/VS-004 (Mt Langi Ghiran)14/6/20 WWFF Langi Ghiran State Park (VKFF-0760)20/7/20 VK3/VC-018 (Mt Buninyong) COVID-19 has slowed up activating this year. There has been restrictions to movement since March. Whilst there were fires in central Vic, nothing […]

2019 UTC Rollover

31122019 – VK3/VN-001 Mt Torbreck 01012020 – VK3/VC-006 Mt St Leonard in VKFF-0556 In – Yarra Ranges National Park 01012020 – VK3/VC-038 Archer Lookout in VKFF-0556 In – Yarra Ranges National Park In VK, ZL and JA we have UTC rollover late morning (11am EAST). This means double activator points can be claimed for activation as the UTC rollover is […]

31122019 – VK3/VC-019

VK3/VC-019 – Mt Warrenheip VKFF-2402 In – Mount Warrenheip Flora Reserve Quick activation to pickup Mt Warrenheip before the years end and to catch Peter VK3PF for a S2S. Setup with my back to the compound facing east with antenna ran out along the ridge. The undergrowth was a lot cleaner this year. The site was burnt out 2 years ago so […]

08122019 – VK3/VN-029

VK3/VN-029 (Federation Range) WWFF Yarra Ranges National Park (VKFF-0556)  With VK3ARR. Rare photo of Andrew activating in VK. We walked in the ‘WILD HORSES Festival’. Was not expected or a issue but did create a problem as access to the Lake Mountain site was restricted so we had to park 2kms down the road. The additional 2kms was on the […]

29112019 – WWFF Weekend

VK3/VW-006 (Warrburra/Middleton Peak) WWFF Grampians National Park (VKFF-0213) A part of the VKFF weekend. Intention was to pick up the SOTA summit and activate the p[ark for WWFF. This is one of my favourite sites. There is a camping ground as the start of the track to the summit called Borough Huts. It is used as a destination for hikers […]

Tasmania Trip 2019

Tasmania trip 2019 We had never been to Tasmania so though time to correct that. The trip was not a Parks and SOTA expedition but we intend to catch up with friends who had moved there and to sample the food, scenery and hopefully see the Aurora. Went over on the ferry so could take Subie. I have HF and VHF in […]

17082019 – VK3/VW-002 & VK3/VS-001

VK3/VW-002 (Red Man Bluff) in VKFF-0213 – Grampians National Park VK3/VS-001 (Mt William) in VKFF-0213 – Grampians National Park VK3/VW-002 (Red Man Bluff) Looking back towards Halls Gap over Lake Bellfield from operating position on Red man Bluff. Access is from Mt William Road. The walk in is a short challenging 2Km. Challenging as the scrub is fierce and thick. The goal is to get […]

03082019 – VK3/VC-003

VK3/VC-003 – Mt Ritchie – WWFF ID – VKFF-0556  Took the ATS out to Mt Ritchie.  This is a great summit and one I do each year. Mt Ritchie is a good winter summit as 8 points with seasonal bonus and can be completed in harsh weather. You can access the summit from the north in summer with a 4WD […]