On the way down to Port Lincoln on Thursday 13th June, 2013, I stopped off at the Franklin Harbour Conservation Park, just outside of Cowell.
Cowell is a beautiful little coastal town on the Franklin Harbour on the east coast of the Eyre Peninsula. It is about 111 kms south of Whyalla, and about 493 kms from Adelaide. Cowell is the centre of an agricultural district, farming, wheat, and sheep. Fishing and oyster farming are also important industries of the area.
I set up very close to the salt water of Spencer Gulf on the road to Point Gibbon. The weather was quite pleasant. Plenty of blue sky, with a strong breeze off the ocean. I nestled up behind some low lying bushes to get a break from the wind.
I worked a total of 7 stations on 40m SSB.
The following stations were worked:- David VK5UG; Bill VK5MBD; John VK5FTCT; Col VK5HCF; Ron VK3AFW/m; Brian VK5FMID; & Nev VK5WG.