I had intended on activating Carapee Hill, VK5/ -001 during the afternoon of Wednesday, 12th June, 2013. But the weather was not kind, so I wasn’t keen on climbing to the top and getting rained out. So I did activate the Carapee Hill Conservation Park.
The park was established in 1973, and covers an area of about 920 hectares. Carappee Hill, which rises to a height of 495 metres above sea level, covers 63 % of the Conservation Park. The hill is the highest point on the Eyre Peninsula and comprises of pre Cambrian rock. The park had been a Water Conservation Reserve since 1955, and prior to this was leased for grazing purposes.
I worked a total of 9 stations on 40m SSB.
The following stations were worked:- VK3FDJT; Craig VK5LI; John VK5FMJC; Trevor VK5ATW; Nev VK5WG; Ian VK5CZ; Bill VK5MBD; David VK5KC; and Brian VK5ALZ.
I will be back here on my next trip to the Eyre Peninsula, to activate the summit.