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. 

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Park at the second gate n the left along Woodland drive which is gated access to Mt Gisborne Nature Reserve. There is no parking just the side of the road.

Follow the track up. It a 10 min walk to the summit which is a great clearing. Yes space for a 160m antenna and a helicopter.

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First contact was with ZL1SKL and VK2GP onZL1/WK-158 using 20m SSB. It was a 52 transaction but no issues with the contact as quiet band. 40m was rocking. Easy 599 CW contact with VK3PF then VK3ANL,VK7EE and VK3BYD to finish off with a 2m contact with VK3YE. Called it a day and headed back as still running to a tight schedule. 

Straight forward summit. Parking could be an issue but access is easy so carrying a heap of gear is not an issue.

Will be added to the list to activated each year as close and clear. 

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