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:
- Mt Perisher VK2/SM-007 QF43EO Perisher Valley, 250 metre ascent, 3 km return walk.
- The Cascades VK2/SM-014 QF43DK 10 km return walk from Dead Horse Gap.
- Unnamed mountain range VK2/SM-053 QF43GM off Wollondibby Road Crackenback.
- The Peak VK2/SM-068 QF43NN 10km off the Monaro Highway between Cooma and Nimmitabel
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.
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On Saturday morning you may like to monitor live SOTA spots at: SOTAWatch http://www.sotawatch.org/
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 http://vk1da.net/blog/2015/01/27/four-snowy-mt-summits-in-summer-2015/ (accessed 21 January 2015)
Updated: 22 January 2016