Sunday, 22 May 2016

SOTA Bobbara Mountain VK2/ST-044

After activating Mt Mundoonen VK2/ST-053, drove to Yass and had lunch. After lunch drove on the Hume Highway, turning off at Bowning, then drove along Red Hill Road to Burley Griffin Way. Followed this to the small town of Binalong. Just out of Binalong turned off onto Bobbara Rd and stopped near the access gate to the mountain.

Followed the access road for a while, then cut cross country to the top, joining up with the road again close to the summit. Air Services radar visible.

Walked around the Air Service complex to the trig. Took about a half hour to get to the top.

Set up the squid pole on the trig, running out the dipole legs to tie to large weedy plants...

Another view of the trig

Set up the radio shack at the base of the trig.

Got on 40 m. As per the morning lots of QSB on signals but most fairly strong on peaks. Worked chasers in VK1, VK2, VK3 and VK5. A Summit to Summit contact with Mal VK3MEL/P on VK3/VS-009.

Gave it away after a half hour and packed up as the wind had started to pick up. A total of 17 contacts.

View heading down looking towards Yass, Mt Bowning in the distance

1 comment:

  1. Good write up Ian, thanks for sharing. Good to see the thistles have died off. Great photos too!
    73, Andrew VK1AD