Category Archives: First Activation

VK7/SC-006 – Collins Cap – 3 April 2021 Reprise

Hayden VK7HH asked me if I would like to accompany him for his first SOTA activation to Collins Cap and I jumped at the chance. The weather was forecast to be 30 degrees C so, we started early! It was … Continue reading

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ICOM IC-705 SOTA Activation

Well on Monday 31st August I received my ICOM IC-705. I think the first to arrive in VK7! Given the delays in its arrival in VK the author had time to read up the manuals and watch the plethora of … Continue reading

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VK7/SC-063 – Mount Montagu – 1 January 2017

SOTA double points day came around again and Reuben VK7FREU and myself decided to try Mt Montagu VK7/SC-063. This is a new summit that was added to the VK7 Association back in November 2016 after a review of summits. There … Continue reading

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VK7/EC-030 – Mount Graham & VKFF 0188 – 3 October 2016

Just back from a fantastic three days hiking, camping, SOTAing and VKFFing trip! Confused by those acronymns? SOTA = Summits On The Air – making radio contacts from the top of summits! VKFF = Australian (VK) Flora and Fauna – … Continue reading

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VK7/CH-057 – Mt Dromedary – 9 March 2015

Greetings All, Long time between summits HIHI! A public holiday provided the oppportunity to do a day long walk into Mt Dromedary in the Derwent Valley. Reuben VK7FREU and the author drove from Hobart to New Norfolk and headed across … Continue reading

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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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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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