15022015 – VK3/VS-032 and VK3/VS-020

VK3/VS-032 Point 599 VK3/VS-020 Point 740 Two unnamed summits in the South Grampians. Access to summits in the Northern grampians is still restricted due to fire damage. I’m looking at summits to activate in the South. There are still opportunities to claim first activation. VK3/VS-032 had been activated by Wayne VK3WAM but VK3/VS-020 will be a new one. There were several […]

ADIF -> WWFF via SOTA

A routine to allow the processing of a ADIF log data matching SOTA summits to WWFF sites. First version ready for use ParksnPeaks – Process ADIF File. Please report any issues. Input ADIF file exported from logging software is the input. I use MacLoggerDX which supports export as a ADIF file. eg:<CALL:6>VK3AFW<NAME:8>Ron COOK<QTH:13>OAKLEIGH, VIC<QSO_DATE:8>20131101<TIME_ON:6>083000<TIME_OFF:6>083000<FREQ_RX:4>7.09<FREQ:4>7.09<BAND:3>40M<BAND_RX:3>40M<MODE:3>SSB<TX_PWR:1>5<ANT_AZ:3>108<RST_SENT:2>59<RST_RCVD:2>59<QSL_VIA:4>Mail<DXCC:3>150<COUNTRY:9>Australia<IOTA:6>OC001<MY_SOTA_REF:10>VK3/VT004<GRIDSQUARE:6>QF22mc<LAT:10>-37.904353<LON:10>145.077124<MY_GRIDSQUARE:6>QF22ah<OPERATOR:6>VK3HRA<MY_RIG:12>Yaesu FT-897<COMMENT:22>Class: Ad, qrzloc:user<EOR> Following ADIF data […]

WWFF Status

Current Status; Have to increase QSO count on activations to qualify activator status. Recently received hunter certificated for the VKFF program, and Have to acknowledge the effort from Paul VK5PAS for promoting this scheme.

20072014 – VK3/VC-003 & VK3/VN-027

VK3/VC-003 – Mt Ritchie KRMNPA in Yarra Ranges WWFF ID – VKFF-556 VK3/VN-027 – Mt Gordon Great day out SOTAing. Two summits, 2 S2S, 2 NP, 3 CW and 2 2M contacts. Was concerned as the weather reports during the previous week were for for more of the same harsh condition experience previously but it ended up with 5% chance […]

08062014 – VK3/VE-022, VK3/VE-043 and VK3/VT-001

VK3/VE-022 (Mt Speculation) VK3/VE-043 (Mt Despair) VK3/VT-001 (Mt Howitt) KRMNPA in Alpine WWFF ID – VKFF-619 Three summits in the Alpine NP before the road closes. For this activation I planned to camp at MacAlister Springs then make my way along the Crosscut Saw to Mt Speculation then across to Mt Despair returning to Mt Howitt in the evening. Mt Despair […]

25052014 – VK3/VN-028, VK3/VN-015 and VK3/VC-014

VK3/VN-028 (Mt Piper) VK3/VN-015 (Mt Hickey) VK3/VC-014 (Mt Disappointment) – VKFF-264 and KRMNPA APRS – Limited. After being away for three weeks I went out to pick up a couple of summits as this would be the first month since SOTA launched that I have not been out. Two I have done before and one that I had missed.  VK3/VN-028 (Mt […]

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)  

License to operate in Nepal – 9N7AH

License to operate in Nepal. I was able to obtained a temporary licence to operate a portable amateur radio in Nepal.  This is the best government document i have ever received. It is on course ‘handmade’ paper, with whiteout correcting errors and features reals stamps and signatures. Makes the documents issued on standard 80 gsm white paper with standard images […]

9NFF-007 – Sagarmatha National Park

Sagarmatha National Park WFFID – 9NFF-007 Sagarmatha National Park is a protected area in the Himalayas of eastern Nepal that is dominated by Mount Everest. It encompasses an area of 1,148 km2 (443 sq mi) in the Solukhumbu District and ranges in elevation from 2,845 m (9,334 ft) to 8,848 m (29,029 ft) at the summit of Mount Everest. In […]