Narawntapu National Park WWFF activationOn Sunday, October 16, my partner Helen VK7FOLK and I participated in the inaugural VKFF Team Championship event. The event was organised by Paul VK5PAS and went from 00:00 – 06:00 UTC. Teams of 2-4 people were able to enter and there were various categories including one for Foundation calls and QRP only. Read the rest of this entry

Helen VK7FOLK at Arthur Pieman Conservation Area, N.W. Tasmania

Helen VK7FOLK at Arthur Pieman Conservation Area, N.W. Tasmania

Yesterday my partner and I went to the Arthur Pieman Conservation area on the North West Coast of Tasmania to do an activation under the WWFF (World Wide Flora and Fauna) program. Read the rest of this entry

20151123_175507It’s been a while since I’ve posted and about time I started adding some posts on what I’ve been up to since returning to VK at the end of August. Since relocating to Bunbury I’ve been operating portable from a few locations and I’ll be adding some further posts over the Christmas break about Pelican Point and Leschenault Inlet. Read the rest of this entry

Castle Law Hill FortEarlier today, I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity of activating Allermuir Hill, which is SOTA reference GM/SS-171. I was invited by Martin 2M0KAU and Mark MM6BJJ both of whom live in Dundee.

Martin picked me up shortly after 8:00 am (07:00 UTC) from where I am staying in Edinburgh and we were on our way to the Pentlands, south of Edinburgh. Read the rest of this entry


View from Cringle Moor, North Yorkshire

After an enjoyable evening at the WEARS club the night before it was down to business and I was up at about 5:00 am (yawn). It had been arranged that Carl 2E0HPI would arrive at my hotel at around 5:45 am and we would embark on our 40 minute journey to the North Yorkshire Moors National Park, ready to ascend the summit. Summit operation is something I’ve not done to date so I was looking forward to the new experience. Read the rest of this entry