Saturday, 18 October 2014

SOTA Mt Elliot

After activating Middle Brother drove South on the Pacific Highway, past Newcastle, turning off to The Entrance town for the night.

In the morning drove to Mt Elliot. I had worked this summit many times as a chaser and was curious to see what it looked like. It is located at the end of Toomeys Rd in the Gosford suburb of Mt Elliot.
Drove to the end, as pointed out in activators blogs a communications tower and a private house there.

The activation zone is fairly large, and covers Katandra Reserve, with picnic tables. There are some walks here, I took Toomey Walk to walk out of and back into the 25 m activation zone.

Some nice ferny forest. Heading back up to the picnic area.

Set up on one of the picnic tables. Used a rubbish bin stand for one dipole leg

The other end tied to a tree. Plenty of space here.

Shack on the picnic table. Nice and comfy for a change...

Got on 40 m. As a Saturday and now not that far North lots of contacts, from VK1, VK2 and VK3. A S2S with VK2BJP/3 on VK3/VE-007 Mt McKay. Spoke to some of the locals who have activated here, VK2YK Adam ,VK2IO Gerard. This summit has had 30 activations previously so pretty popular...

As had a tough drive through hectic Sydney to get home didn't linger, packed up after 16 contacts.

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