VK1 SOTA Party 27 July 14 – Castle Hill

3 hours on Castle Hill VK1/AC-032 942 metres ASL

ascent

steep ascent 150 metres

Canberra

8:30 am view north to Canberra

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perfect winter day

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Granite Tor outcrop

setting up

setting up at the trig

VK1NAM SOTA shack on Castle Hill

VK1NAM SOTA shack on Castle Hill – FT857D and FT817ND operating at low power 5 watts

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VK1NAM view north

dual band yagi 2m and 70cm

dual band yagi 2m and 70cm

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yagi close up

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yagi beaming north-east for a S2S with VK2IO and VK2GAZ. FT857D operating at 45 watts.

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antennas left to right – cross yagi, 2m SlimJim, HF 10/20/40 link dipole

lone tree

lone tree

rocky landscape

rocky landscape view south east

Mt Tennent 1384 metres ASL VK1/AC-025

view south to Mt Tennent 1384 metres ASL VK1/AC-025 – 780 metre ascent over 6 km

* Castle Hill is on private property.

Stats

  • 45 Summit to Summits, some are repeat contacts on different frequencies
  • 32 shack chasers
  • 20m long haul chaser – Mike VK6MB
  • VHF DX summit to summit with Gerard VK2IO & Garry VK2GAZ on Mt Tootie 262 km north-east (see YouTube link below)  Turn the volume up on your PC/Laptop

Best fun I have had in 18 months of SOTA, will do it again next year.  Lets  make this an annual SOTA winter event.  🙂

 

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4 thoughts on “VK1 SOTA Party 27 July 14 – Castle Hill

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  3. Absolutely for next year! I think I will get into a wwff park and get the 44 contacts next time. Good effort on 45 s2s!

  4. Good Morning Andrew
    Another great blog entry and I was glad to work you before and after UTC rollover. Congratulations on organising a splendid day and I look forward to next year. The video clip is great as well.
    Cheers

    John D
    VK5BJE

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