VK3 trip and 17 planned SOTA activations – 28 Sep to 6 Oct 13

Retrospective look at 15 VK3 SOTA activations in 9 days I planned a trip to the eastern-suburbs of Melbourne to visit my parents, celebrate mum’s birthday, catch up with my kids and my sister’s family.  A trip to Melbourne over a long-weekend should include one or two SOTA activations.    Conveniently Canberra has two long-weekend public…

SOTA Activation 2 Summits Friday 4 October 2013

It’s Friday and today is day 6 of the VK3 tour and I plan to activate Mt Disappointment and Mt St Leonard. The aim for today’s activations is to qualify both summits using 2 metres simplex, adding 2 more summits to the completed list.  Comment. There are far more interested SOTA chasers on 2m in…

One out of three summits – 2 October 2013

Today I had plans to activate Mt Vinegar VK3/VC-005 1069 metres ASL and Mt Gordon VK3/VN-027 764 metres ASL in the Yarra Ranges National Park.  Departed Croydon at 8 am for the trip to Warburton then the Acheron Way leading to Carters Gap Road.  We encountered two trees on the Donna Buang road and a…

SOTA Activation 2 Summits Monday – 30 September 2013

Mt Torbreck VK3/VN-001 1516 metres ASL, Yarra Ranges Snobs Creek Yesterday 29 September I completed a multi-summit activation in the vicinity of Warburton with the company of my sister and my two kids. Later in the day I contacted Glenn VK3YY to discuss a joint activation of Mt Torbreck and Pyramid Hill, which was previously…