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 […]

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 […]

25042019 – VK3/VE-046

25042019 – VK3/VE-046 The Governor in WWFF Alpine National Park (VKFF-0619) This was my second attempt for this summit. Previous was with Tony VK3CAT and David VK3IL coming across from Eagles Peak. We hit Cat 5 conditions and when combined with temp decided it was not worth chasing.  This attempt will involve a longer walk but avoiding cliffs. Planned to take two […]

23092018 – VK3/VS-004

VK3/VS-004 (Mt Langi Ghiran) WWFF Langi Ghiran State Park (VKFF-0760). Quick activation to pick a S2S from VK3BYD Warren who was out in the Grampians. Given the distances 80m was the band.  Mt Langi Ghiran is essentially a rocky ridge with summit at the top. It has enough room for an 80m antenna but you have to be careful weaving through the […]

072018 – Upcoming Activations

Upcoming Activities; VK JA ZL – EU S2S QSO Party Saturday 20 October 2018 – 06:30 UTC to 08:30 UTC   (Melbourne, Australia AEDT (UTC +11) Sat, 20 Oct 2018 5:30 pm) KRMNPA Activation Weekend – Fri 9th – Mon 12 Nov 2018 – Tony VK3XV VKFF Activation Weekend – Sat 24th – Sun 25th Nov 2018 – Paul VK5PAS […]

03022018 – 3rd Annual Mt Hotham SOTA Summit

3rd Annual Mt Hotham SOTA Summit VK3/VE-014 The Horn in WWFF Mount Buffalo National Park (VKFF-0339) VK3/VT-023 VK3/VE-032 Mt Sarah in WWFF Alpine National Park (VKFF-0619) VK3/VE-049 Mt Selwyn in WWFF Alpine National Park (VKFF-0619) VK3/VE-064 in WWFF Alpine National Park (VKFF-0619) VK3/VE-025 Mt Murray in WWFF Alpine National Park (VKFF-0619) VK3/VE-006 Mt Hotham VK3/VG-008 Mt Misery Range VK3/VG-009 VK3/VE-010 Davies Plain This is the […]

26012016 – WWFF Bay of Islands Coastal Park (VKFF-0743)

WWFF Bay of Islands Coastal Park(VKFF-0743). Popular site. The park runs for 32 kilometres along the Great Ocean Road between Peterborough and Warrnambool. We were staying at Peterborough with family. They are locals so received pointers as to access from Mick my Nephew-in-law (?). Down Mathiesons Road to the cliffs.  Wanted to get away from the crowds but even this site […]