One Tree Hill VK1/AC-035 876 metres ASL
On 26 October 2013 the ACT government announced section 3 of the Centenary Trail included a trail corridor to the summit of One Tree Hill. The trail approximately 5 km runs along the eastern face from Hall to the north-east end of the One Tree Hill ridge line. From the ridge line the summit track is a switch-back heading south-west to the peak.
Prior to the opening of Centenary Trail access to the summit was via private land and required extensive negotiations with the property owner to gain access to a vehicle track from Hall village terminating close to the summit peak. Previous SOTA activators were Al VK1RX and Andrew VK1DA along with Ian VK1DI both skillfully negotiating with the farmer to gain access.
With public access now available along a strict access corridor, it’s time to activate the SOTA qualifying peak. I plan to activate the peak at 07:30 UTC (18:30) local tomorrow 7 November 2013. Forecast top temperature is 31 degrees Celsius.
I will open the activation on 14.340 MHz USB operating a Yaesu FT857D at 30 watts with two 4S 5Ah LiPo batteries. The antenna is a 20/40m link dipole. If required I can run the 857D at 75 watts for short periods while monitoring the 12 amp voltage regulator heat sink.
Operating time will be 1 hour, sunset is at 08:55 UTC (19:55) local. See SOTAWatch2 for details