Category Archives: SOTA

New year’s day activation – Mt Vinegar, VK3/VC-005

The SOTA program awards activator points only once per calendar year for each summit. The calendar year starts at 0000 UTC which in Victoria is 11:00 am on New year’s Day. This allows activators easy access to double points for … Continue reading

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Returning to Mt Ritchie, VK3/VC-003

After my unsuccessful activation of Mt Ritchie earlier in the month today I went back out and climbed Mt Ritchie again. This time I remembered my radio and the activation was a success. I made 10 QSOs on 40m and … Continue reading

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Blog update day

After a busy 12 months I have finally had a day free to sit down and write some blog updates for recent SOTA and WWFF activations. The following pages have been added: 2 October 2015 – VK3/VT-010 Talbot Peak activation … Continue reading

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New VK port-a-log version – V20161102_01

I have released a new version of my Android logging app VK port-a-log. The new version is┬áV20161102_01 and contains more new features; Logging and spotting support for VK Shires Award program Increased WWFF coverage – now includes non VKFF/ZLFF spots … Continue reading

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One SOTA activation and two non-activations

Today was a public holiday for the Melbourne Cup. A horse race and we get a day off. I got up early and headed north planning to activate SOTA summits Mt Ritchie VK3/VC-003, Mt Vinegar VK3/VC-005 and Mt Gordon VK3/VN-027. … Continue reading

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