Saturday, 18 October 2014

SOTA Mt Alexandra

After activating Mt Elliot VK2/HU-093 drove South on the Newcastle Freeway then through Sydney. Fairly hectic with traffic as always. Drove out South on the Hume Highway, turning off at Mittagong.
Drove to the end of Victoria St to the car park and followed the signs to Katoomba Lookout, just down from Mt Alexandra summit.

As per my activation here last September the waratahs were out in flower.

Reached the lookout. Picnic tables here, great for SOTA :)

View of the Hume freeway below. Could hear traffic on it but not too noisy.

Set up the squid pole on one of the tables. Dipole legs tied to trees.

Nice comfy SOTA station on the table. As per last time used a rock between the table and pole as a support.

Got on 40 m. Started with a S2S with VK2BJP/3 on VK3/VE-006. A couple more S2S later, VK2IB/P on VK2/SW-021 and VK3AFW/P on VK3/VC-033. Good strong signals from VK1, VK2 and VK3. 12 contacts. Packed up and drove home after 2 weeks of travelling :)

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