Monthly Archives: January 2015

VK7/SC-005 – Mt Styx – 29 January 2015

Greetings All, Another in the VK3PF/7 Summit 2 Summit challenge. Reuben VK7FREU and the author left around noon and headed to New Norfolk then on the Gordon River Rd and just before Westerway (turn off to Mt Field National Park) … Continue reading

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VK7/SC-009 – Herring Back – 27 January 2015

Greetings All, Another in the VK3PF/7 S2S challenge series! Reuben VK7FREU and the author left early in the morning and headed down to the Huon Hwy turning off on Krauses Rd and then onto Vince’s Saddle Rd. This road is … Continue reading

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VK7/SC-037 – Mt Direction – 27 January 2015

Greetings All, With Peter VK3PF in VK7 Reuben VK7FREU and the author decided to provide some VK7 summit 2 summit opportunities whilst he was here. The first was Mt Arthur VK7/NE-008 to Mt Direction VK7/SC-037. Mt Direction is a relatively … Continue reading

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VK7TW – Linked Dipole Experiments

Greetings All, I started SOTA activations back in October 2014 using the VK7JJ vertical (http://www.perite.com/vk7jj/squidpole_notes.html) along with a simple MFJ-16010 L-C antenna tuner that I modified to add a one LED SWR meter (http://www.qrpkits.com/files/LED%20SWR%20v3.pdf). This antenna kit weights 1.4Kg. This … Continue reading

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VK7/SC-008 – Grey Mountain 20 January 2015

Well, this was a day of learning and native animals!!! Lets start with the native animals: Lots of Currawongs and native birds including a Robin Redbreast Lots of Black Cockatoos A Wedge Tailed Eagle Two Tasmanian Devils (these were a … Continue reading

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VK7/SC-003 & 004 – Mt Marian and Trestle Mountain – New Years Rollover 2014-2015

New year’s day saw many SOTA devotees out on summits at a very special time in the SOTA calendar! The UTC year roll-over means that you can make double the chaser, activator and summit to summit points over a couple … Continue reading

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