Monthly Archives: November 2014

VK7/SC-006 Collins Cap Activation – 23/10/14

On the way down Macquarie St we were behind a ute with goat in it and we thought this was a good omen for the day! We drove up the Brooker Hwy out of Hobart toward Launceston and turned off … Continue reading

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VK5/SE-005 Mt Lofty Activation – 13 & 17/10/14

On a recent trip to VK5 I decided with Son Reuben to head up to nearby Mt Lofty and try our luck at a VK5 activation. We headed up the road past the three TV/Radio transmitters and parked in the … Continue reading

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Congratulations Reuben – VK7FREU

Congratulations to son Reuben who received his Foundation Licence callsign on 17 October 2014. VK7FREU is now active and eager to get some SOTA points! <reminisce mode on> Back in 2004 I sent in a photo of Reuben when he … Continue reading

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VK7/SC-002 Collins Bonnet Activation – 4/10/14

Drive up the Brooker Hwy out of Hobart toward Launceston and turn off left to Berridale and Collinsvale. Head to and through Collinsvale and turn off left to the Myrtle Forest walk (sign posted). Head along the road and park … Continue reading

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VK7/SC-045 Mt Rumney Activation – 1/10/14

After Mt Wellington, Reuben and I drove across to Mt Rumney – it can be accessed either from the Richmond turnoff on the Tasman Highway to the airport or via Mornington. We drove to the top and parked in the … Continue reading

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VK7/SC-001 – Mt Wellington Activation – 1/10/14

On the day of VK7 SOTA activation I took the afternoon off work and headed up to Mt Wellington VK7/SC-001. Easy activation although the weather on the day was not kind. Rain, sleet and snow was experienced for the hour … Continue reading

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Testing the SOTA kit

Having the First of October 2014 confimed by the SOTA Management Team – Son Reuben and I decided to do a test run of the SOTA kit and see whether it would work. Reuben and I went up to Mt … Continue reading

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