VK3/VS-012

Activated VK3/VS-012 Mt Marum-Marum  11th March 2013. APRS Yes. Dipole Yes. Seasonal activation N/A   Mt Marum-Marum is in the Serra Ranges. This peak over looks the area that was on fire previously. There were no fires this time.  Left early to avoid the heat of day and ended up parking the car 7:00. The track is sand and closed so parked […]

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. […]

SOTA Data

Desire to be able to produce quick activation statistics and detect new chasers and activators for monthly summaries. Previously I would have used VB6 to write a code around database. No not this time.  Want to stay on MAC so will build database in SQLlite3  as have the files on computer for MLDX and allready using SQL to gather the entries […]

VK3/VS-025

Activated VK3/VS-025 Point 713/Sierra Range  17th February 2013. APRS Yes. Dipole Yes. Seasonal activation N/A Decided not to follow the track as overgrown. Walked further down and followed the ridge to the summit. It is still a big walk but not as harsh as travelling in the valleys. On way up noticed smoke in Victoria Range. hmm, then the CFA helicopters […]

09022013 – VK3/VC-007

Activated VK3/VC-007 (Mt Macedon)  9th February 2013. APRS Yes. Dipole Yes. Seasonal activation N/A Have activated this twice before with one failed activation. 2M has never been a great success. The summit is not on the Melbourne side. Went and had a look from the large cross to ensure walk in was covered. That would be a good spot but very […]

03022013 – VK3/VC-018

Activated VK3/VC-018 (Mt Buninyong) 3rd February 2013. APRS Yes. Dipole Yes. Seasonal activation N/A  View of VC-018 from VK3/VC-019. This is the closest summit to home. Previous Activations – 03/Feb/2013 
25/Nov/2012 
11/Mar/2012 Will activate again this year as nice and close. A good spot to test config.

VK3/VT-006

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 […]

VK3/VN-004 and VK3/VN-002

Activated VK3/VN-004 and VK3/VN-002 Wed 30 Jan 2013. APRS No. Dipole Yes. Seasonal activation Yes This is a candidate for activation during winter. 8K walking on cleared tracks.   Left 4:30 arrived Snobs Creek 8:30. 4 hrs. Wallabys everywhere so you have to take it slow.  Parked car in clearing at end of Snobs Creek Rd. Made VK3/VN-004 just after 11:00 so 2:30hrs to summit. APRS was […]

VK3/VC-032 and VK3/VC-019

Activated VK3/VC-032 & VK3/VC-019 Sun Jan 2012. VK3/VC-032 This is a new summit for 2013. Close to home a 4 pointer. In Wombat state forest so took Darcie. No KRMNPA here. Take Ballan-daylesford Rd. Right at Mineral Springs hotel into Spargo Blakeville Rd. Gravel but good.  The signs did’nt match my maps but Camp road was there ~3k down. Biggest intersection […]

December 2012

09/Dec/2012 VK3/VC-015 (Mt Cobaw)27/Dec/2012 VK3/VN-003 (Federation Range)27/Dec/2012 VK3/VC-002 (Mt Donna Buang)30/Dec/2012 VK3/VN-005 (Pyramid Hill)