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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/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/SC-008 – Grey Mountain & VKFF 1149 – 28 March 2016

Easter weekend – time for a combined SOTA and VKFF activation. This is a reprise for the author who activated Grey Mountain (VK7/SC-008) back on 20 January 2015 by walking in from the other direction. I have since found out … 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/CH-020 – Mt Rufus – 26 January 2016

Australia Day 2016 saw Reuben VK7FREU, XYL Helen and myself VK7TW rose early and head off to Derwent Bridge at the start of the Derwent River. Derwent Bridge is 174km (about 2.5 hours)  along the Lyell Highway which ends up … Continue reading

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VK7/NE-026 – Knockup – 28 November 2015

My wife is a harpist and had rehearsals in Launceston in Northern Tasmania. Whilst she was rehearsing, Reuben VK7FREU and I decided to see what SOTA summits were available for a “quick dash”. A month ago we surveyed  Knockup however … Continue reading

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VK7/SW-008 – Hartz Peak (reprize) – 3 October 2015

It was the VK7 SOTA first birthday weekend – VK7 is the baby of VK SOTA Associations and the weekend of the 3-4 October 2015 it turned one! Reuben VK7FREU and I decided to do Hartz Peak again and take … Continue reading

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