SOTA Activation Federation Range in the snow – 1 October 2013

Federation Range VK3/VN-003 1453 metres ASL – near Lake Mountain

Today is day three of the VK3 tour and the plan is to activate Federation Range followed by lunch at Marysville.

Pictures from SOTA activation of Federation Range VK3/VN-003 SOTA 1 Oct 13

Apart from having lots of fun keeping the gear dry and out of the snow, I worked Michael VK6MB on 20 metres, 14.342 MHz using the 817 and a 40m EFHW matched with a variable LC match (see pictures).

Tree down

Tree down

Equipment to clean up and move the tree parts

Equipment to clean up and move the tree parts

Tree over the road.  We drove around the root ball.

Tree over the road. We drove around the root ball.

Lake Mountain villiage

Lake Mountain village

Royston Trail heading to Triangle Junction

Royston Trail heading to Triangle Junction and beyond

You are here!

Triangle Junction sign

Tarp to protect the equipment. Squid pole on the road marker

Set up small tarp to protect the equipment. Squid pole on the road marker

VK1NAM Andrew hard at work

VK1NAM Andrew hard at work.  LC Match and the EFHW

Sarah

Sarah

Snow falling

Snow falling

Tarp cover over the equipment (see YouTube video)

Tarp cover over the equipment (see YouTube video)

YouTube video. A very short video of the contact with Col VK3UBY in Mildura.

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One thought on “SOTA Activation Federation Range in the snow – 1 October 2013

  1. Hi Andrew,
    Nice effort to get out in the snow and congrats to Sarah as well. I think I would struggle to get my 2 on top of a hill somewhere.
    Cheers,
    Paul,
    VK5PAS.

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