Captains Flat Radar – Mt Cowangerong – 13 April 2014

Mt Cowangerong VK2/ST-001 1364 metres ASL, Tallaganda State Forest, NSW Southern Tablelands

A brief report from Captains Flat radar.   19 chasers pre UTC and 21 chasers post UTC. 16 points in the bag for those that worked me pre and post UTC and 8 activator points for me.   🙂

Summit to Summit contacts Peter VK3ZPF/P on VK3/VC-029 Briarty Hill and Andrew VK1DA on VK1/AC-034 Mt Majura.  I missed Al VK1RX on VK2/IL-002 by 30 minutes.

Peter VK3YE was active on Melbourne’s Chelsea Beach with another antenna experiment, thanks Peter.  Paul VK5PAS was operating portable at Belair National Park, also operating the Adelaide Hills Amateur Radio Society club callsign VK5BAR.

Struggled to raise John VK6NU on 20m, not one to give up easy I persisted until we exchanged a S5-5 and R51 report.  8 easy points for John.   Other chasers on 20m were Tim VK5AV in Mount Gambier and Dave VK4OZY from sunny Brisbane.

Unlike last evening, the weather this morning was kind to me.  9 degrees to start followed by the sun breaking through the tree tops.  A very nice place to be, I will be back in June for the winter snow bonus points.   🙂

Pictures of the weather radar and my SOTA station on Mt Cowangerong.

Captains Flat weather radar for the Canberra and souther NSW region

Captains Flat weather radar for the Canberra and southern NSW regions

Canberra BOM

Canberra BOM

VK1NAM SOTA shack on Mt Cowangerong

VK1NAM SOTA shack on Mt Cowangerong


antennas, 2m Slim Jim and the link dipole supported by a 7 metre squid pole

scrub view

scrub view

fungi on the track

fungi on the track

close up

close up

another close with the flash on

close up with the flash on



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