Monthly Archives: August 2014

Mount Tomah VK2/CT-043, 30 – 31 August, 2014

Mt Tomah VK2/CT-043, 30 – 31 August, 2014 After a few weeks of on and off showers and cold weather I was truly blessed this morning, the drive from home to GZ was sunny and pleasant and the weather only … Continue reading

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Canoelands VK2/SY-001

I decided late on Saturday, 23 Aug 14t to drive out to Canoelands VK2/SY-001 and make the activation, it had been raining most of the week and I was not sure if the weather would hold. Sunday morning at my … Continue reading

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Mount Lambie VK2/CT-007

Have been looking forward to this activation, it is the first I have attempted on  my own. Mount Lambie was chosen as it is not too far from my QTH, a little over 100 kilometers. Also, it looked reasonably accessible … Continue reading

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August 2014 contacts

Well 7 contacts to date this month, earning another 20 points toward my Sloth Award, getting there slowly. This morning it was very nice to make two CW contacts, one before and one after roll over, with Samuel VK2AFA/P on … Continue reading

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40 Meter EFHW Antenna

I have always used a dipole antenna both at home and on a few occasions portable. On my first and only Sota activation at Mount Tootie VK2/CT082 a dipole was also deployed. However, after reading Andrew’s VK1NAM blog on his … Continue reading

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Chaser Log for July 2014

What an absolutely wonderful month of SOTA activity. A total of 39 separate contacts during the month with an additional 187 points scored toward my Sloth Award. The absolute highlight of this month was conducting my very first activation. The … Continue reading

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