1000 Summit to Summit points

Mt Budawang VK2/ST-015 1137 metres ASL, Budawang National Park Sunday 15 December 2013, SOTA activation #113. The original plan for Saturday was to activate in order Mt Palerang, Mt Gillamatong and Mt Budawang.  The activations of Mt Palerang and Mt Gillamatong proceeded as planned.  Although I intended to activate Mt Budawang later on Saturday afternoon,…

SOTA Activation Mt Gillamatong – 14 December 2013

Mt Gillamatong VK2/ST-034 900 metres ASL near Braidwood NSW Following the successful activation of Mt Palerang I continued north-east along the Mulloon Fire trail, which later changes name to Hoskinstown Road, then to Bombay Creek Road.  (Mulloon Fire Trail is suitable for 2WD vehicles).  At Bombay Creek Road turn left and drive directly to the…

SOTA Activation Mt Palerang – 14 December 2013

Mt Palerang VK1/ST-009 1234 metres ASL, NSW Tallaganda State Forest Mt Palerang is in the NSW Tallaganda State forest.  For directions on how to get there see the blog from Ian VK1DI. Tough walk very steep in parts.   The ascent is 343 metres over 1.3 km took 1 hour while the descent was 27 minutes. …

SOTA VK Mass Activation – One Tree Hill

One Tree Hill VK1/AC-035 865 metres ASL – Australia’s Capital Territory It’s Saturday evening and VK SOTA activators have taken up positions on summits in the south-east states of Australia for a chance to work SOTA enthusiasts in the northern hemisphere and local summit to summit activity.  Some activators are so keen they have taken…

SOTA Activation Mt Majura to European Chasers – 3 December 2013

Mt Majura VK1/AC-034 890 metres ASL – Canberra to Europe 15,500 km Over the last 3 weeks I have activated VK1 local summits late in the afternoon to work SOTA enthusiasts in the northern hemisphere primarily in Europe.  I have operated from Mt Taylor VK1/AC-037 summit to summit with SOTA activators in England and Germany. …

SOTA Activation Spring Hill – 1 December 2013

Spring Hill VK2/ST-036 876 metres ASL Spring Hill is on private property located 4.4 km north-east of the Barton Highway along Nanima Road.  The owner Phil is a member of the ACT hang glider/paragliders club.  Phil has registered Spring Hill as a launch site for use by licensed glider pilots. I called Phil yesterday, Phil…