Wednesday, 3 January 2018

SOTA Unnamed VK2/SM-053

After activating Mt Kosciuszko VK2/SM-001 decided to pop up to SOTA summit VK2/SM-053 as it was on the way back to Jindabyne, and is a nice easy drive up. Was a bit worried the summit land had been sold off, as there were nearby "For Sale"signs, last visit, but found it was still public land.

Parked and set as per previous activations on a large log, using a nearby sapling for squid pole support. Set out my blue tarp to attract march flies and keep them off me...

Looking back the other way

Radio and myself on the log.

Started on 40 m, running 40 W. Band fairly poor with not many signals, NVIS missing so not hearing close by VK1/VK2/VK3s.

Worked the following calls on 40 m.

VK7CW Steve
VK4TJ John

Tried 20 m. Worked


Heard later from other stations they couldn't hear me at all.

As conditions not good and had enough contacts to qualify the summit, packed up and headed to Jindabyne for the evening.

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