3rd year anniversary of the VK5 Parks Award

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The weekend just gone (Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd April 2016) saw the special activation weekend to celebrate the 3rd year anniversary of the VK5 National & Conservation Parks Award.

Firstly a huge thankyou to everyone who took part in the weekends event.  I hope everyone who took park, whether that was either as a park activator, or a park hunter, had a great time.

I activated 6 different Conservation Parks down on the Fleurieu Peninsula south of Adelaide, and had a total of 602 QSOs.

I activated the following parks between Friday 1st and Monday 4th:-

 

  • Yulte Conservation Park, 5CP-261 and VKFF-1128. Total of 53 contacts on 40m ssb & 20m ssb.
  • Deep Creek Conservation Park 5CP-054 and VKFF-0780. Total of 158 contacts on 40m ssb & 20m ssb.
  • Talisker Conservation Park 5CP-223 and VKFF-0790. Total of 121 contacts on 40m ssb, 20m ssb, & 15m ssb.
  • Waitpinga Conservation Park 5CP-243 and VKFF-0940. Total of 113 contacts on 40m ssb, 20m ssb & 15m ssb.
  • Eric Bonython Conservation Park 5CP-062 and VKFF-0877. Total of 100 contacts on 40m ssb, 20m ssb, & 15m ssb.
  • Myponga Conservation Park 5CP-157 and VKFF-0921. Total of 57 contacts on 40m ssb, 20m ssb, & 15m ssb.

 

I will add some more photos and info here my WordPress site in the coming weeks.

I will also start compiling some stats re the weekend and will post those details here once complete.

Again, thanks to everyone who took part.

 

4 thoughts on “3rd year anniversary of the VK5 Parks Award

  1. Hi Paul, a great effort and it is hard to imagine what 40m would be like without all of the activity. Oh no, I remember, quiet!
    cheers
    John D
    VK5BJE

  2. Hi John,

    Thanks for being a part of the weekend. Down a bit in activator numbers this year, but still a terrific weekend. What was really pleasing, was that three VK5 Foundation operators went out for the very first time to activate a park.

    Cheers,

    Paul,
    VK5PAS.

  3. It certainly is a different band when you are away from the action!
    Really sad I missed it.
    Thanks for all the work Paul, and indeed all the activators and chasers.
    Hope to be out and about next year.

    Chris
    VK4FR/P

    • Howdy Chris,

      I will keep pushing the VK5 activators to try different bands. Unfortunately this is a common complaint and not just confined to parks and VK5. It is a problem amongst certain quarters of SOTA as well.

      I almost always try 20m and 15m during my Parks and SOTA activations. The 15m band is a great band to give the VK2, VK4 & VK6 Foundations ops a chance.

      Cheers,

      Paul,
      VK5PAS.

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