SOTA – VK1AD portable 70cm update #24 – Mt Domain

Saturday 24 September 2016, planned SOTA activation of Mt Domain, 1506 metres ASL Namadgi National Park Maidenhead Grid Locator QF44KM I’m out with Al VK1RX, our focus for this SOTA activation is to have fun and for Al to pick up 9 activators points to pass through 1000 points for the SOTA Mountain Goat Award.…

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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…

SOTA – VK1AD portable 70cm update #15 – Mt Coree

Saturday 24 April 2016, planned SOTA activation of Mt Coree  VK1/AC-023, 1421 metres ASL Maidenhead Grid Locator QF44JQ  Brindabella National Park VKFF-0054 Last Sunday I activated Mount McDonald VK1/AC-048 789 metres ASL situated close to the eastern flank of the Brindabella Ranges. Today I’m activating Mt Coree a prominent granite mountain in the Brindabella Ranges…