VK SOTA and Lighthouses from Broulee

SOTA and Lighthouse (2013) chasing from Broulee, NSW South Coast  International Lighthouse-Lightship Weekend 2013 For a bit of fun I though I might take a consistent approach to this post as for SOTA activations and include data on the HASL. The walk on the beach was a 450 metre hard slog, starting with a descent…

Castle Hill VK1/AC-032 – 11 August 2013

Castle Hill VK1/AC-032 942 metres ASL, Booroomba Station Forecast: Overnight low -2 degrees, sunny max of 15 degrees Map: Tuggeranong 1:25000 Walk: 3.2 km return Ascent: 200 metres over 25 minutes, descent 15 minutes. Rig: FT857D Power: LiPo 5Ah 4S and regulator Antennas: 2m Slim Jim, 40m 1/2 wave dipole, 6m 1/2 wave dipole Antenna…

Billy Range VK1/AC-028 – 4 August 2013

Billy Range VK1/AC-028 1332 metres ASL – Namadgi National Park Previous activation: VK1DI Ian 13 July 2013 Forecast: Temperature 10 degrees, 5 degrees overnight and strong winds 20 to 30 km/h gusting 40 km/h Map: Michelago 1:25000, compass and GPS Garmin 62s Actual distance: walk 11.4 km return Actual duration: to the summit 2 hours…