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31122019 – VK3/VC-019

VK3/VC-019 – Mt Warrenheip

VKFF-2402 In – Mount Warrenheip Flora Reserve

Quick activation to pickup Mt Warrenheip before the years end and to catch Peter VK3PF for a S2S.

Setup with my back to the compound facing east with antenna ran out along the ridge. The undergrowth was a lot cleaner this year. The site was burnt out 2 years ago so good to see the grasses coming back ahead of the weeds that plagued the site. 

It was a SOTA activation but the site qualifies for VKFF (VKFF-2402) so will submit the log.

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 Photos of Mt Warrenheip and Mt Buninyong from Navigators Road the day before. I was going to go out but given the temp and wind decided it could wait another day.

We have low haze from the fires at Mount Mercer. No risk just a reminder of the conditions and to keep a eye out.

Charging batteries and packing for NYE activation tomorrow at Mt Torbreck with VK3ARR.

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VK3/VC-019 – Mt Warrenheip

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VK3/VC-018 – Mt Buninyong

072018 – SOTA Activations

03062018 VK3/VC-007 (Mt Macedon)

16062018 VK3/VC-019 (Mt Warrenheip) – WWFF Mount Warrenheip Flora Reserve (VKFF-2402)

Closest WWFF to home and new listing so went to snag first activation. 

01072018 VK3/VC-003 (Mt Ritchie)

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MtRitchie 01062018

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21072018 – VK3/VC-018 (Mt Buninyong)

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Testing and activations for the set of it. More to come

27122017 – VK3VC-019

27122017 – VK3/VC-019

Coming to the end of year and realised I had not activated VK3/VC-019 Mt Warrenheip nor VK3/VC-032. 

VK3/VC-019 Mt Warrenheip is 10 minutes down the road with excellent access. Its not a favourite site as weedy and rubbish on the site. VK3/VC-032 is a great site but 30min drive so will address it soon enough.

HB9DQM was planning to activate VK2/SM-0012 so decided to pop out to gain a 10 point S2S.

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Setup to the right as there is a stump there that allows a 40M dipole to be strung up. Despite being close to the comms towers this is a better position then heading along the ridge as you avoid the power lines. Worked the other activators out before turning to CW;

  • VK/HB9DQM/P on VK2/SM-001
  • VK2IO in VKFF-0269
  • VK3PF on VK3/VE-097
A Black wallaby can out to say g’day on the way home

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we have a lot of Roos in the area so this was a novelty for me.

Ok off to plan for VK3/VC-032, tomorrow ? Will be tight as daughters birthday, lets see …..

Update:30122017.

There was more fencing to be done at brother in-laws farm so no more SOTA for me despite being within stones throw of summits and parks;

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