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 […]

2015 Inaugural VKFF Activation Weekend Certificate

Received  certificate from Paul VK5PAS for participating in the VKFF Activation Weekend;  Details on my activation of  Hepburn Regional Park and Creswick Regional Park over this weekend. Well done to Paul VK5PAS. He does a remarkable job organising and participation in these activities. We would not have WWFF or SANPCPA if not for Paul’s efforts Allen VK3ARH

SMS Spotting through ParksnPeaks

ParksNPeaks supports receiving activity spots via SMS. I have found that SMS messaging will work on a peak where internet access is marginal. This feature has been added this to allow phones that can’t access overseas numbers the ability to spot. The number to send to is 0447 568 667. You key in the spot as a text message using […]

Nepal (9N) WFF Parks

Nepal (9N) – Nepal’s National Parks List of current Parks 9N-001=Khaptad (9NFF-001)9N-002=Langtang (9NFF-002)9N-003=Makalu-Barun (9NFF-003)9N-004=Rara (9NFF-004)9N-005=Royal Bardia (9NFF-005)9N-006=Royal Chitwan (9NFF-006)9N-007=Sagarmatha (9NFF-007)9N-008=Shey-Phoksundo (9NFF-008)9N-009=Shivapuri (9NFF-009)  

Keith Roget Memorial National Parks Award

The aim of this award is to encourage portable operation in Victoria’s 45 National Parks. A contact with/from a National Park earns 1 point. Contacts via Repeaters, IRLP or Echolink are not permitted. Details of the award can be found on the ARV web site. http://www.amateurradio.com.au/award Keith Roget Memorial National Parks Award special activation weekend – Event date:  15/16th November 2014 Signs     

VK5 National & Conservation Parks Award

VK5 National & Conservation Parks Award April 2013 saw the launch of a new award the VK5 National & Conservation Parks Award. It promotes portable operation in South Australia’s 21 National Parks and 262 Conservation Parks. Details as to parks – http://www.ahars.com.au/htm/parks_list.html Finally picked up enough unique entries to qualify for (belated Bronze) Silver Status,   Points, Each South Australian National Park […]

VK3/VC-034 and VK3/VC-014

Activated VK3/VC-014 Mt Disappointment and VK3/VC-034 – Pretty Sally 3rd March 2013. APRS Yes. Dipole Yes. Seasonal activation N/A KRMNPA – Kinglake NP.  APRS shows the relationship between these two summits.  VK3/VC-034 was activated on the way home. You can also see where I missed the turn on the way to VK3/VC-014 and wasted 20min. VK3/VC-014 Mt Disappointment  VK3PF suggested following Mt Disappointment Rd. […]


Activated VK3/VT-006 (Mt Saint Phillack)1st February 2013. APRS Limited. Dipole Yes. Seasonal activation Yes This is a candidate for activation during winter. 8K return walking on good tracks. Just stay on walking tracks and don’t go missing tracks. 5hrs via M1 to Mt Baw Baw from home. The time is in the curves towards the end. Consider ‘South face’ road from Moe […]