Saturday, 5 January 2019

WWFF Ironmungy Nature Reserve VKFF-2624

After activating SOTA summit Box Ridge VK2/SM-065, drove back to Barry Way, then North back towards Jindabyne, turning off to the right onto the Snowy River Way to Dalgety. Crossed the Dalgety bridge, and turned off onto Barnes St, which continues on as the Snowy River Way. After a while turned off to the right onto an unsealed road, Ironmungy Rd. This then enters Ironmungy Nature Reserve


Continued into the park. I had seen Ironmungy Fire Trail on the map and had planned to drive up it, however when getting there found a locked gate...


So just climbed over the gate and set up the squid pole and table on a nearbv tree sapling.


Operating spot, map from Protected Planet. After looking at the map later I probably could have set up either side of the road and still have been within the park.


Another view of the station


Shack on the table. Still a lot of smoke haze from the bush fires to the South. I checked on the NSW "Fires Near Me" app, the fire was a long way away.


Got on 40 m. Started with a park to park with VK3OAK/p Malcolm in VKFF-2131 Lexton Nature Conservation Reserve

Able to spot myself on ParksnPeaks. Was worried I was about to get rained on, but it stopped after a few spots. Worked the following park hunters.

VK2IO
VK1MIC
VK4TJ
VK3PF
VK3TNL
VK3SQ
VK3ZPF
VK2YK
VK3WRL
VK4CZ
VK2PEZ
VK2SLB

Tried 20 m. It was working well with summer sporadic e

VK3ARH
VK3PF
VK3ANL
VK3ZPF
VK5PL
VK3TKK
VK7JGD
VK3NSC
VK3SQ
VK3BAP
VK3ELH
VK2YK
VK3UH
VK5AYL
VK4NH/2
VK4DXA/2
ZL4TY/VK2

Returned to 40 m. Some storm static about made copying difficult.

VK3HOT
VK2FHQQ
VK3BAP
VK3AHR
VK2GZ
VK3KKP
VK2UH
VK3HQZ/P

38 contacts made, so short of the 44 for WWFF.

After working VK3HQZ I felt some rain drops, looking at the BOM radar on the mobile saw a front of rain approaching... quickly packed up. Got quite heavy driving to Cooma. After Coffee in Cooma drove home to Canberra.



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