Sunset - view west over Brindabella Ranges

SOTA – VK1 SOTA Dx

Friday 28 October 2016.  During the week I posted a note to the SOTA Reflector seeking interest from fellow SOTA activators in Japan, Greece and Portugal for a Summit to Summit (S2S) QSO from the peak of Mt Stromlo VK1/AC-043 in Canberra, Australia’s Capital Territory. The effects of a recent coronal hole were lingering yesterday,…

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Canberra VK1 DMR Repeater

Exciting news, the Canberra DMR repeater was online late yesterday for experimentation and testing within VK.  The Canberra  Regional Amateur Radio Club (CRARC) has plans to refine the Talk Group (TG) settings for wider access. For the time being the repeater details are: Receive: 438.8125 Transmit: 431.8125 Colour Code: 1 Time Slot: 2 TG: 505…