Tuesday, 5 January 2016

SOTA Mount Tassie VK3/VT-046

After stopping overnight at Bairsndale continued heading towards Melbourne. The rain finally cleared and looked like I could stop for a couple of summits on the way, although still a strong wind.

Mount Tassie is a major communications site for the Latrobe Valley and easy to access. Turned off at Traralgon and got onto the Traralgon Balook Road. Turned off onto an unsealed road to Mount Tassie.

At the top of the ridge there are tracks to the left and right to towers. Turned right towards the summit towers.

Walked around the side of the tower complex fence. Found the Mount Tassie trig locked up inside the fence. Bit different design to ACT and NSW ones,

Set up the squid pole on the corner post of the fence

Shack on the tarp. It was very windy! Not much to shelter behind here. Quite cool too.

Got on 40 m. Fairly quiet being a week day and several chasers back at work. Made 6 contacts before giving it away in the bad conditions. I did work Peter VK3PF mobile in nearby Churchill, who gave me some instructions on getting to Mount Hooghly, my next summit.

Briefly had a look at the rotary lookout at the other end of the ridge.

Drove down to Traralgon South for lunch and on to my next summit, Mount Hooghly.

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