Monday, 11 July 2016

Basket Swamp National Park VKFF-0019

After activating Girraween National Park stopped overnight at Tenterfield, then headed out North East along the Mount Lindsay Road to Basket Swamp National Park. This park has never been activated before. The park is accessed by Lindbrook Road which is unsealed but okay for 2WD vehicles. After a few Km entered the park.

Map of the park courtesy of Openstreetmap

Not really knowing the park, not sure what features to see. Followed a road to a small waterfall.

Some of the swamp land.

Found a picnic table and set up the radio and squid pole, dipole for 40 m.

As per Girraween National Park no mobile phone coverage here... Got on 40m and called Rob VK4AAC/3 in Tarra-Bulga National Park VKFF-0480. He kindly spotted me on ParksNPeaks.

A steady stream of callers followed from VK2, VK3, VK4 and VK5, including another Park to Park contact with Marcus VK3TST/P in Greater Bendigo National Park, weak but workable. After an hour packed up as still had some distance to cover. Stations worked

1. VK4AAC/3 Rob VKFF-0480 Tarra-Bulga NP
2. VK2IO Gerard
3. VK2GDF Graham
4. VK3PF Peter
5. VK2PKT Keith
6. VK2XXM Robert
7. VK5EE Tom
8. VK3TST/P Marcus VKFF-0623  Greater Bendigo NP
9. VK3GGG Mick
10. VK3PMG Mick
11. VK4RF Rick
12. VK4HA Rick
13. VK5FANA Adrian
14. VK4FDJL Deryk 

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