Sunday, 29 July 2018

WWFF Middle Brother National Park VKFF-0314

After activating Darawank Nature Reserve headed North on the Pacific Highway, until turning off onto Haydons Rd, entering Middle Brother National Park.

I had activated the SOTA summit Middle Brother a few years ago, but the activation zone was outside the park so have not done this park. Also, the SOTA site was very noisy on HF so wanted to get away from it. I initially tried Bird Nest picnic area, this proved to be too small an area to string out dipoles, in fact a lot of the park is dense rain forest so hard to find an open area to operate.

In the end found an old 4WD track off Grey Gum Ridge Rd, set up the antennas running up and down the track.

The other end of the dipole near the junction with Grey Ridge Rd. Unfortunately power lines running along the road meant still had a bit of noise on HF

Shack on the table. I used the table to support the squid pole.

Got on 40 m. Found a few Park activators on so worked them first for park to parks

VK4SMA/p Mark in VKFF-1620 Nerang Conservation Park
VK4CZ/p Scott in VKFF-1190 Bellthorpe National Park
VK2IO/p Gerard in VKFF-1777 Berowra Valley Regional Park

Worked some park hunters


Packed up and headed to Coffs Harbour for the evening.

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