SOTA – VK1 SOTA Dx

Friday 28 October 2016.  During the week I posted a note to the SOTA Reflector seeking interest from fellow SOTA activators in Japan, Greece and Portugal for a Summit to Summit (S2S) QSO from the peak of Mt Stromlo VK1/AC-043 in Canberra, Australia’s Capital Territory. The effects of a recent coronal hole were lingering yesterday,…

SOTA – VK1 Isaacs Ridge to Europe

Canberra – Isaacs Ridge VK1/AC-041 840 metres ASL   During the week I posted a note on the SOTA reflector seeking interest in summit to summit contacts between Australia’s Capital Territory (VK1) and keen SOTA activators in Europe on Friday 13 March 2014, yes it’s  Black Friday.  I received three firm responses from Mike 2E0YYY…

SOTA Activation VK2/SM-053 unnamed

VK2/SM-053 1459 metres ASL 8 points Wollondibby Road, Crackenback Saturday 15 November 2014.  I planned this activation 4 weeks ago after the VK SOTA group agreed with a proposal to hold a VK SOTA Party on the weekend 15 – 16 November 2014.  As it turns out the weekend is also known in amateur radio…