Wednesday, 2 September 2015

SOTA Point Lookout VK2/NT-002

Left Coffs Harbour and headed South on the Pacific Highway before turning West onto the Waterfall Way road running up to Armidale.

Turned off onto the Point Lookout Road. Entered New England National Park

Drove through the park, just before the end of the road turned off to the left and parked near a locked access gate to the Point Lookout Air Navigation site

About a Km walk to the summit. Road covered in moss near the top of the mountain

Air Services Australia site. Last time I was here it was in fog, finally got to see it in the clear...

In front of the site was a large grassy area. Used a stump to support the squid pole

Radio shack on a nearby log.

Got on 40m. A little interference from the nearby VLF beacon but nothing too bad. Worked a heap of VK2s and VK4s, a couple of VK3s, VK5IS, and a surprise S2S with Andrew VK1MBE/p on VK1/AC-040 Mt Ainslie. He mentioned he was waiting for Gerard VK2IO to come up on VK2/ST-001 later. Also worked Andrew VK1NAM/p on the same summit.

Later on worked Gerard VK2IO/p for another S2S with VK2/ST-001.

No luck on 20m. Packed up and headed back to the car after 18 contacts. Drove to the tourist lookout for lunch. Some good views from the lookout.

Continued on to Armidale, then Tamworth for the evening.


  1. Hi, I passed this way recently and saw another strange looking radio tower:,152.3593036,433m/data=!3m1!1e3 . The sign says 'air navigation' but I'm curious to know which of the various navigation systems it relates to. Any ideas?

  2. No sorry. I know it's not for VLF beacons as I saw that one. Looks like VHF or above communication or navigation going by the short length antennas.