Amateur Radio Licence Upgrade – Callsign VK1AD

After waiting patiently for 2.5 weeks, today the ACMA granted me my 1st callsign preference ‘VK1AD’. I would like to pass on my thanks to the staff working at the Wireless Institute of Australia (WIA) office in Melbourne. IMHO, the amateur radio licence administration process is working well.  🙂 I’m looking forward to using the…

SOTA Activation Devils Peak – 18 May 2014

Devils Peak VK2/ST-003 1321 metres ASL, Brindabella National Park VKFF-054 VK1 and nearby VK2 SOTA folk have a regular gathering at the Ainslie Football Club.  We aim to meet each month for hearty discussions on recent adventures on mountain peaks in the ACT and Southern NSW.   At our last gathering Ian VK1DI and I…

SOTA Activation Dingi Dingi Ridge – 9 January 2014

Dingi Dingi Ridge VK2/ST-004 1311 metres ASL, Brindabella NP and unnamed summit VK1/AC-039 Today I am heading out to Brindabella National Park to activate Dingi Dingi Ridge VK2/ST-004 and to recon the surrounding tracks for vehicle access to VK2/ST-003 Devils Peak, VK2/ST-005 Webbs Ridge and VK2/ST-008 Baldy Range.   Close by in the former Uriarra Pine…

Mt Coree VK1/AC-023 31 March 2013

Mt Coree VK1/AC-023 1421 metres ASL Namadgi National Park Mt Coree is located on the border between the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) and the state of New South Wales (NSW).  On the ACT side the summit it within the Namadgi National Park and the Brindabella National Park on the NSW side.  The summit provides spectacular…