Parks presentation at AHARS

On Thursday night (21st May 2015) I gave a quick presentation on the World Wide Flora Fauna (WWFF) program and the VK5 National and Conservation Parks Award.  It was just a quick 30 minute presentation to introduce the group to these 2 great park portable programs.

There were about 50 people in attendance including quite a few park activators and hunters, including John VK5BJE, David VK5KC, David VK5LSB, Doc VK5BUG, Greg VK5GJ, Norm VK5GI and David VK5AAH.

I took along my Yaesu FT857d, Yaesu FT817nd, a few antennas, a variety of power sources including SLAB battery, LiFePo, and 44 hour power pack, and also some certificates.

Photos above courtesy of John VK5EMI.

Hopefully it inspired a few more hams to get involved in portable activity.

Following the presentation, myself, John VK5BJE, David VK5KC, and Trevor VK5ATQ answered questions from the floor re our attendance at the recent 2015 WIA AGM in Canberra.

5 thoughts on “Parks presentation at AHARS

    • Hi Adrian,

      Place your intentions on the VK5 Parks & WWFF Australia Yahoo groups. Also place an alert on parksnpeaks.

      Once you are in the park, try calling CQ Parks on or around 7.095.

      The secret is someone spotting you. Once you are spotted on parksnpeaks or the DX Cluster (or both), then the fun starts.

      You may end up with a pileup. Tell the callers to spread their calls out and jot down the calls you hear. Then acknowledge the callers that you heard and then bring them in that way. You will find you will work through the pile up much better than trying to work a dogpile.

      Don’t hesitate to give me a shout if you need any help.





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