Carl 2E0HPI on the microphone

I’ve got to admire Carl 2E0HPI’s enthusiasm for portable operation. We finished our activation of Cringle Moor, North Yorkshire at around 09:30 UTC and were ready to do the next one the same day.

We arranged to meet again at around 16:30 local time at my hotel in Hartlepool and the plan was to activate a flora and fauna site on the Durham coast which is park reference GFF-107. Read the rest of this entry

I’ve been in Edinburgh, Scotland again since early August and I’ll be here for just under one month. I had a few days spare so decided to contact Carl 2E0HPI who has got to be the most active portable amateur radio operator I’ve ever known and arranged to visit him in his home town of Hartlepool. I collected my hire car from Edinburgh today and was on my way to Hartlepool which is approximately 150 miles south east from Edinburgh. Read the rest of this entry

WWFF Yalgorup National Park activationWith a good weather forecast, Helen and I decided to pack our picnic basket and take a drive to Yalgorup National Park (park number VKFF-552) yesterday for a WWFF activation. I didn’t like the look of the propagation with the very low numbers but decided to give it a go in any event.

The Yalgorup National Park is located roughly halfway between Bunbury and Mandurah with about a 40 minute drive from our current QTH of Eaton. Read the rest of this entry

With our great run of weather forecast to come to an end, Helen and I decided to go to Wellington National Park this afternoon to activate it for the World Wide Flora and Fauna (WWFF) program.

We did a walk there about a month after moving to Bunbury earlier this year when we had overseas visitors and we started from the Wellington Dam and walked to the Honeymoon Pool about 6 kilometres along the Collie River. It’s a very nice park but very basic with few facilities.

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For some time now I’ve been following the fortunes of operators such as Paul VK5PAS who post on Facebook about their World Wide Flora and Fauna (WWFF) exploits and include some fascinating photographs.

I was familiar with Summits on the Air (SOTA) where you activate the summits of hills and mountains but had no idea what WWFF is.

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