Weekend summary

Hi all,

Here is a breakdown of my activities from Friday – Monday…..


Friday 6th June

Coorong NP – 20 QSOs
Martin Washpool CP – 20 QSOs
Messent CP – 21 QSOs
Tilley Swamp CP – 26 QSOs
Mount Scott CP – 20 QSOs

Saturday 7th June

Dingley Dell CP – 18 QSOs
Nene Valley CP – 31 QSOs
Canunda NP – 33 QSOs

Sunday 8th June

Mount Burr summit VK5/ SE-019 – 66 QSOs
Tantanoola Caves CP – 25 QSOs

Monday 9th June

Telford Scrub CP – 30 QSOs
Glen Roy CP – 29 QSOs
Narracoorte Caves NP – 46 QSOs
Grass Tree CP – 51 QSOs
Padthaway CP – 36 QSOs

Total of 472 QSOs.
11 x Conservation Parks
3 x National Parks
1 x SOTA summit

I ran out of time on Monday to do Desert Camp CP. That can wait til another day. There were a few highlights. They included being called by Bruce ZD7VC from St Helena Island in the Atlantic Ocean (very rare DX) whilst I was in Canunda NP. And working many VK6’s including Mike VK6MB on 40m.

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Sorry about the voice over the weekend. Turns out I have a chest infection and the Dr has given me some time off work.

I want to congratulate the South East Radio Group for running a terrific convention and congratulate them on their 50th year. I had an enjoyable time there on Saturday afternoon. And then late on the Sunday afternoon, I delivered a presentation (on the VK5 Parks award) to about 80 people at the Scout Hall, and then enjoyed a beautiful 3 course meal. It was also great to catch up with a lot of hams that I have spoken to many times on the radio but never met in person…..both VK5s and VK3s. I came home with some wire to build a linked dipole, a few tubes for Doc VK5BUG, and even convinced young Patrick to buy a FT-817nd from Ross from Strictly Ham who was at the convention.