Caralue Bluff, VK5/ SW-002

Caralue Bluff, VK5/ SW-002, was my first proposed SOTA activation for Tuesday, 11th June, 2013.


Caralue Bluff is 486 metres above sea level, and is worth 1 point.  It is situated about 27kms west of the town of Kimba.

This was a real hit and run activation for me, as the weather during the morning was atrocious.  I almost didn’t make it out of ‘Cooyerdoo’ at Iron Knob because of the weather.  The upper Eyre Peninsula had torrential rain overnight and it continued until mid morning.  And when it did stop raining, the sunny breaks only lasted a short period of time.

Fortunately there is a track which takes you up to the summit.  So for the first time it was get 4 contacts and get out quick.

There is a communications tower and also a trig point at the top.

The following stations were worked:- David VK5KC; Peter VK3FPSR; John VK2YW; Peter VK3PF; Roger VK5NWE; Ernie VK3DET; and John VK5MG.

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