Category Archives: SOTA

VK7/WC-005 & 013 – Rodway Range and Mt Field East – 17-19 January 2017

Reuben VK7FREU and I set off on the afternoon of the 17th January 2017 and drove up to Mt Field National Park, about an hour’s drive from Hobart. We called in at the Ranger station and signed in the Alpine … 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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VK3/VW-020 – Mt Zero – 10 February 2016

On a recent driving trip back to my home state of VK5 I decided to break the trip and activate a summit on the way. A quick look at the SOTA map and Mt Zero seemed a logical option. At … Continue reading

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VK7/SC-006 – Collins Cap – 27 December 2015 Reprise

With the UTC year change over looming large Reuben VK7FREU and I decided to reactivate Collins Cap given neither of us have activated it in 2015. The reason was two fold – firstly we needed to time how long it … Continue reading

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VK7/NE-003 – Mt Barrow – 16 April 2015

From the turn-off to the Ben Lomond National Park we headed up Blessington Rd to Camden Rd. This road is a forestry road that takes you all the way through to the Tasman Highway near the place called Targa. We … Continue reading

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VK7/NE-001 – Legges Tor – 16 April 2015

On school holidays on the East Coast of VK7 and we decided to take advantage of the brilliant Autumnal weather and activate some summits that are normally covered in snow. Legges Tor is on the Northern end of the Ben … Continue reading

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VK7/WC-013 – Mount Field East – 4 April 2015

Suffering a little SOTA withdrawal we reviewed possible summit options and decided to activate Mt Field East. Reuben VK7FREU and I invited Paul VK7PAH to join us and he eagerly accepted. Peter Freeman VK3PF on his recent trip to VK7 … Continue reading

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