Cooleman Ridge Nature Reserve VKFF-0837

Monday 5 December 2016 – Recon of Cooleman Ridge Nature Reserve for a HF VKFF Park activation Wednesday evening 7 December 2016. Forecast temperature is 28 degrees C (82 F). Cooleman Ridge quadripod Trig Station will make an excellent operating position for a radio amateur (Ham Radio) HF station on 7 and 14 MHz.  I…

SOTA – Skains Mountain easy 10 points

Skains Mountain VK2/SM-038 1610 metres ASL, Kosciuszko National Park Sunday 8 March 2015, my last day in the Kosciuszko National Park for the VK Autumn SOTA Party.  Yesterday I walked 17 km return to activate The Chimneys VK2/SM-010.   Yes, I’m a little tired and today my SOTA plans include Skains Mountain and Peppercorn Hill.   Last…

SOTA – Mt Twynam Kosciuszko National Park

Mount Twynam VK2/SM-003 2196 metres ASL, Kosciuszko National Park Friday 6 March 2015.  I’m spending four days in the Kosciuszko National Park VKFF-269 to activate 7 SOTA peaks, yesterday Thursday 5 March I activated Mt Perisher VK2/SM-007 2050m ASL and The Cascades VK2/SM-014 at 1840m ASL.  Today the plan is to activate Mt Twynam the…

SOTA – Wyanbene Caves Mountain

VK2/ST-022 Wyanbene Caves Mountain 1055 metres ASL, Deua National Park VKFF-138 15 January 2015.  Today Al VK1RX and I plan to activate three VK2 SOTA peaks, the first Wyanbene Caves Mountain in the Southern Tablelands and the second and third peaks Bald Mountain and Big Badja Hill are in the Snowy Mountains region.  Possible summit…

SOTA Activation Mt Perisher

Mt Perisher VK2/SM-007 2050 metres (6725 ft) ASL Kosciuszko National Park VKFF-269 Tuesday 30 December 2014.  12 months ago to the date, Andrew VK1DA and I activated Mt Kosciuszko VK2/SM-001 Australia’s highest mainland peak.  Today 12 months later I am heading back to the Snowy Mountains to activate Mt Perisher.   In winter Perisher is…

SOTA – Lake Mountain to Federation Range

Federation Range VK3/VN-029 1482 metres ASL, Yarra Ranges National Park VKFF-556 Melbourne, Monday 22 December 2014.  I’m in Melbourne for a family gathering and today everyone is at work.  Perfect weather for a day in mountains, problem is there are so many high scoring SOTA peaks in the outer east, I’m spoilt for choice.  I…