Category Archives: VK7 Association

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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VK7/NE-008 – Mt Arthur – 6 March 2021

I found myself accompanying my XYL Helen to another Harp Gathering – this time in Launceston at the replica Swiss village Grindelwald over the long weekend celebrating 8 Hour Day. I contacted the repeater team through Tony VK7YBG from the … Continue reading

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VK7/NC-003 and NC-028 – Mt Roland and Mt VanDyke – 17 January 2021

I found myself in the NW of VK7 accompanying my XYL who was attending a Harp gathering that was being held at the Claude Road Memorial Hall at the base of Mt Roland. Claude Road is C136. Whilst Helen was … Continue reading

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VK7/NE-006 – Mount Saddleback – 11 October 2020

I found myself in North East VK7 with WICEN Tas (Sth) helping with radio communications for a Equine Endurance ride from 9-10 October and planned to stay another night to activate Mt Saddleback on the way back to Hobart. Mt … Continue reading

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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/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/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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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/SC-002 & 006 – 31 December 2015 – 1 January 2016

The UTC year changeover holds special significance for SOTA activators! It’s SOTA Double Points Day…HIHI. Reuben VK7FREU and myself setoff early for Collinsvale and then into the Myrtle Gully track (starting 0639). Unfortunately, part way up the track Reuben VK7FREU … Continue reading

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