20 December 2016 - working VK3, VK4 and VK5 on 6m Sporadic E

Sporadic E on 6m – 50 MHz SSB

Tuesday 20 December 2016 6m opening lasting several hours.  Operating from my home QTH (QF44MP) 9 km south-west of Canberra GPO, I made several 6m Sporadic E QSOs today plus Matt VK1MA, currently on Norfolk Island 1909 km (1,185 miles) north-east in the South Pacific Ocean, reported hearing me call CQ on 50.110 at 01:15…

Benchmark (BM) Survey Plate

Where in Canberra is this survey plate?

Where in the Australian Capital Territory is this benchmark (BM) survey marker plate (general location say within 1 km)? Original post 20 November 2016, post updated 12 December 2016. Who’s into Geocaching, do you know the precise location? Clues: Space, STS, year 1981 and the number 26   🙂 Answer:  At the former Orroral Valley Tracking…

Cooleman Ridge Nature Reserve VKFF-0837

Monday 5 December 2016 – Recon of Cooleman Ridge Nature Reserve for a HF VKFF Park activation Wednesday evening 7 December 2016. Forecast temperature is 28 degrees C (82 F). Cooleman Ridge quadripod Trig Station will make an excellent operating position for a radio amateur (Ham Radio) HF station on 7 and 14 MHz.  I…