20032021 – VT-046 & 3NP-039

Spent the weekend In Tarra Bulga NP as a apart of WICEN who were supporting the Duncans Run 2021 event. This was the first event WICEN VIC has run since COVID. Keen to get involved and see what and how they operated. I was positioned on a check point on the edge of the Tarra Bulga National Park. We were […]

5th Annual Hotham SOTA Summit Weekend.

This is normally an annual event, with 2020 being postponed due to The 2019–20 Australian bushfire season now known as “Black Summer” before being cancelled due to COVID restrictions. So rescheduled for for February 2021 we started to lay plans then COVID again struck in late December 2020 resulting with Victoria closing its border with NSW. The proposed February date […]

10012021 – VK3/VN-016 & VK3/VN-023

Couple of local summits. Activating in the good weather. This was the second attempt at these summits as the harmonic balanced separated from the crankshaft  the week before whilst driving up. No damage as pulled over in Castlemaine and Russell (my brother in-law) was able to retrieve a replacement unit from spare Subie and come up so was able to […]

01012021 – New Year’s Eve Activations

01012021 – New Year’s Eve Activations No staying up late watching fireworks for SOTA activates on New Years Eve. Get to bed early has have a big days ahead, Int activation with Andrew VK3ARR. We have history of NYE activations. The plan is always is to position ourselves for maximum points in a remote summit. All the high scoring summits […]

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 […]

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 […]

28122019 – VK3/VC-039

VK3/VC-039 – Mount Gisborne Mount Gisborne is a new addition to VK3. Its close to home being an hour drive so I decided to get it this year. Had a window to get out. Intention was to be out, qualify and get back in time to see daughter off and before the heat rolls in.  Park at the second gate n […]

26122019 – VK3/VS-054

VK3/VS-054 – Mount Noorat New summit. Well an dormant volcano (5,000 and 20,000 years ago) that was added to the VK3 list during recent review. Situated near my inlaws so decided to pick up on boxing day. Access is from Morack St off Glenormistomn Rd Mt Noorat. Good but very busy path. There is a 4G tower on the site so […]