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…

SOTA DX from VK1 – Friday 22 August 2014

Mt Ainslie VK1/AC-040 843 meters ASL, Canberra Nature Park Thursday 21 Aug 14 – The weather forecast for Canberra on Friday is a sunny day with light winds, I posted a SOTA Alert for Mt Ainslie VK1/AC-040 seeking interest from UK and EU chasers.   I am fortunate to work close to Mt Ainslie, a quick…