SOTA DX – VK1 to Europe Long Path Propagation

Tuesday 13 October 2020 – I noticed the Australian Space Weather report MUF and T index were reporting ‘enhanced’ conditions while the K index was close to zero, excellent! I checked the local weather forecast, which with the exception of Thursday, indicated rain for the week. Thursday it is!! Plan: Thursday 15 October 2020, activate…

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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…

Mt Majura DX SOTA

On Wednesday 29 Oct 14 I activated Mt Majura after work for the DX window to Europe and a chance to chase Mike 2E0YYY and Tom M1EYP both in England, who planned to activate SOTA peaks Gun G/SP-013 and The Cloud G/SP-015 respectively. My Equipment: Yaesu FT-857D at 38 watts, battery 4.2 Ah 4S LiFePO4,…

SOTA DX – 101 Chasers :)

SOTA DX – Spring Hill VK2/ST-036 876 metres ASL, Spring Range On Sunday I drove to Spring Hill with a plan to activate the summit in the period 05:30 UTC to 07:40 UTC or 15:30 to 17:40 local. The plan is to work VK chasers on 7MHz for 30 minutes 05:30 to 06:00 UTC then…