VK1AD 50 ohm rectangular loop antenna

SOTA – Lunch Box SHF at Booroomba Rocks

Saturday 16 May 2019. I am joined by Andrew VK1DA for a joint activation of Booroomba Rocks VK1/AC-026 at 1382m ASL in Namadgi National Park. Starting from Booroomba Rocks car park, the ascent to the summit is 267 vertical metres over 2.4 km taking one hour. Andrew plans to qualify the summit using CW in…

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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 #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 – Tidbinbilla Mountain

Monday 28 December 2015.  Tidbinbilla Mountain VK1/AC-013 1615 metres ASL, Namadgi National Park A new summit as the benchmark for assessing the difficulty of a SOTA peak ascent.  Until today, Mt Tennent 32 km south of Canberra GPO was my personal benchmark with an ascent of 780 vertical metres over 7 km taking 2 hours…