Saturday, 17 August 2013

Lighthouse chasing from Surf beach

Went down to Batemans Bay for the weekend, took my SOTA radio gear with me to do some chasing of stations in the International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend ( )

Drove down to Surf Beach, about 7 Km south of Batemans Bay

Just above the beach was a picnic area with tables. Set up my 7m squid pole, 40m dipole on the end of a table and set up my radio on the table.

Ran one leg of the dipole out to the fence and the other to a nearby tree.

Got on 40m and worked

VK2HBG, Gerald, Warden Head Lighthouse
VK3IH, Paul, Cape Liptrap Lighthouse
VK3VTH/7, Tony, Curry Lighthouse King Island
VK3ILH, Jack, Cape Schank Lighthouse
VK2MB, Carlo, Barrenjoey Headland Lighthouse
VK2BV, Raffy, Macquarie Lighthouse

Packed up around midday as the wind was getting stronger and time for lunch. Still a pleasant morning operating on the beach. Temperature around 20c, bit warmer than Canberra.

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