Met up with fellow VK1 SOTA activators Al, VK1RX, Andrew, VK1NAM and Andrew VK1DA/2UH for dinner at Manuka, where we discussed many SOTA things.
After dinner went to the Canberra Region Amateur Radio Club (CRARC) meeting in Red Hill for a presentation of SOTA operating by Andrew, VK1NAM. Took my SOTA gear along as part of a display during the talk to show what equipment is used. Generated interest from club members.
At the end of the talk Andrew surprised me with a presentation of a VK1 Shack Sloth Award!
A close up of the award at home
A happy looking Shack Sloth :)
Ordered the official one from the SOTA shop online, probably take a few weeks to arrive via the post from the UK.