SOTA – VK1AD portable 70cm update #21 – Castle Hill

Sunday 7 August 2016, planned SOTA activation of Castle Hill, 942 metres ASL, 2 points on private property.  Maidenhead Grid Locator QF44MM Possible Summit to Summit contacts:  34 and far too many to detail here.   Today VK1 is holding the 2016 VK1 SOTA Winter QSO Party where Australian (VK) and New Zealand (ZL) SOTA…

SOTA – VK1AD portable 70cm update #20 – Honeysuckle

Saturday 30 July 2016, planned SOTA activation of Honeysuckle Mountain, 1360 metres ASL, 4 points Maidenhead Grid Locator QF44LJ Possible Summit to Summit contacts:  Al VK1RX and Andrew VK1MBE  have plans for a joint activate of Booroomba Rocks VK1/AC-026. Tony VK1VIC has plans to activate Livingstone Hill VK2/SM-093. Honeysuckle Mountain SOTA 70cm activation Radio: Yaesu…

SOTA – VK1AD portable 70cm update #19 – Livingstone Hill

Captain’s Log Stardate 2016.205  Sunday 24 July 2016, planned SOTA activation of Livingstone Hill, 932 metres ASL, 6 points Maidenhead Grid Locator QF44NG Possible Summit to Summit contacts:  Andrew VK3ARR has plans to activate Flinders Peak VK3/VC-030, 50 km south-west of Melbourne.  Andrew will be testing a homebrew 4el 2m yagi, like myself Andrew would…

SOTA – VK1AD portable 70cm update #18 – Boboyan Snowman

Sunday 17 July 2016, planned SOTA activation of Boboyan Range, 1489 metres ASL Maidenhead Grid Locator QF44ME Parks Reference: VKFF-0377 Namadgi National Park Possible Summit to Summit contacts:  Al VK1RX has plans to activate VK2/ST-003 Devils Peak, Brindabella National Park for 8 activator points.  Matt VK1MA has plans to activate Mt Ainslie VK1/AC-040 for 1…

SOTA – VK1AD portable 70cm update #17 – Mt Tennent

Saturday 9 July 2016, planned SOTA activation of Mt Tennent VK1/AC-025, 1384 metres ASL Maidenhead Grid Locator QF44MK Parks Reference: VKFF-0377 Namadgi National Park Possible known Summit to Summit contact:  Tony VK3CAT has plans to activate VK3/VC-025 Mt Dandenong in Melbourne for 2 points.  Others may be lerking on hilltops, the activators who don’t post…

SOTA – VK1AD portable 70cm update #16 Bullen Range

Saturday 7 May 2016, planned SOTA activation of Bullen Range VK1/AC-033, 925 metres ASL Maidenhead Grid Locator QF44MN Parks Reference: VKFF-0984 Bullen Range Nature Reserve Possible Summit to Summit contact:  Andrew VK1MBE has plans to activate Mt Perrisher VK2/SM-007 for 10 points. Bullen Range SOTA 70cm activation Radio: Yaesu FT-817ND, UHF 70cm frequencies 432.200 MHz…