Category Archives: SOTA

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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VHF SOTA activation of VK3/VC-006 Mt St Leonard

Today was a Public Holiday¬† and I went hiking with Tom and Kath, whom I have know for about 15 years, and two friends of theirs. The hike was from¬†Donnellys Weir up to Mt St Leonard and back to Donnellys … Continue reading

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Mt Beenak VK3/VC-016 and Hyde Hill VK3/VC-008

It has been quite some time since I had activated a SOTA summit so last night I planned a drive east to activate Mt Toorongo Range. I had to be up early to collect my son from his night shift … Continue reading

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New VK port-a-log version

Yesterday I released the latest version of my android logging app VK port-a-log. The new version is V20160430_03 and contains some changes and some new features; SOTAwatch spots are no longer cached at vk3zpf.com = faster delivery of new spots … Continue reading

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VK3 Portable Show and Tell

Today was the second holding of the VK3 Portable Show and Tell, an event to encourage portable amateur radio operation. The first event was back in 2012 at Churchill National Park and was attended by five hams. Today’s event at … Continue reading

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