SOTA – Snowy Mountains Saturday 23 January 2016

Adan VK1FJAW and I will be in the Snowy Mountains, a 2 hour drive from Canberra (VK1) on Saturday 23 January 2016 to activate four mountain peaks for the SOTA 6 & 10m Challenge.  🙂

The BOM weather forecast is: Cloudy, Medium (60%) chance of showers, 2 mm of rain, most likely in the morning. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon. Winds westerly 15 to 20 km/h turning south to southwesterly in the morning.  😮

Subject to weather our SOTA activation plans are:

At Mt Perisher summit we will monitior Mt Ginini 2m repeater 146.950 MHz.

SOTA Equipment:  Yaesu FT-857D, 6m flowerpot antenna, 10m J-Pole antenna, two 4.2 Ah 4S LifePO4 batteries, Yeasu FT-60R dual band HT.  Reserve antenna 40m 1/2 wave inverted V dipole.

Operating frequencies: 52.2 MHz USB, 50.150 MHz USB and 28.480 MHz USB.

Summit Ref Name HASL (m) Points
VK2/SM-007 Mt Perisher 2050 10
VK2/SM-014 The Cascades 1840 10
VK2/SM-053 VK2/SM-053 unnamed 1459 8
VK2/SM-068 The Peak 1230 8

On Saturday morning you may like to monitor live SOTA spots at:  SOTAWatch

Please listen out for Adan and I on 28.480 MHz.  Should the 6m band open, I will operate on 50.150 MHz and 52.2 MHz.  If you hear us, please offer your callsign and signal report.

73, Andrew VK1AD

Reference / Links

Four Snowy Mountains 27 January 2015 in Amateur Radio with VK1DA blog from   (accessed 21 January 2015)

Updated: 22 January 2016


3 thoughts on “SOTA – Snowy Mountains Saturday 23 January 2016

  1. Hi Andrew shame I can’t change my Friday activations,
    it would have been terrific to get some S/S with you both.

    • Hi Rod thanks for the note, retirement has its advantages. The next best option is to relax in the radio shack with a coffee and breakfast and work Adan and I on 10m plus 6m. Good luck with your activations and enjoy the day’s rest. 🙂

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