Norfolk Island trip

My trip to Norfolk Island is sadly over and I am back to reality.  Marija and I flew over to the island on Monday 23rd May 2016, via Air New Zealand.  We had 5 days of looking around beautiful Norfolk leading up to the Wireless Institute of Australia (WIA) AGM.

Whilst on Norfolk I managed to get on air as VK9PAS on 6 occasions as follows…..


  1. Mount Bates VK9/ NO-001 and VKFF-0392, Monday 23rd May 2016 –25 QSOs
  2. Mount Pitt, Monday 23rd May 2016 –56 QSOs
  3. Puppies Point, Tuesday 24th May 2016 – 120 QSOs
  4. Selwyn Reserve, Thursday 26th May 2016 – 107 QSOs
  5. Emily Bay, Friday 27th May 2016 – 59 QSOs
  6. Anson Bay Reserve, Sunday 29th May 2016 – 232 QSOs


I made a total of 599 contacts.

DXCC entities worked were:-

  • Alaska
  • Australia (VK1, VK2, VK3, VK4, VK5, VK6, VK7)
  • Canada
  • Canary Islands
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • French Polynesia
  • Guam
  • Hawaii
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • New Caledonia
  • New Zealand
  • Norfolk Island
  • Russia
  • Serbia
  • Slovak Republic
  • Slovenia
  • United States of America

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A reminder that if you would like a QSL card, here are the QSL details (as per the VK9PAS page)……


Direct with your QSL card and a stamped self addressed envelope to….

PO Box 169,

Mount Barker,

S.A. 5251


or via eQSL / LOTW


via M0OXO (Bureau or Direct)

or via eQSL / LOTW


4 thoughts on “Norfolk Island trip

  1. Hi Paul, I am looking forward to the VK9PAS qsl card. Getting ready to get all the contacts confirmed. How many of your locations were in the National Park? When I posted you on your last activation I showed you as being in the Park. You might want to confirm that please. I am glad you both had a great time and I am quite envious and looking forward to an eye ball contact (when you settle back in).

    John D

  2. Hi John,

    Fire me off a card and I’ll send one back to you, or maybe we can do an exchange next week when we catch up for coffee. The whole of Norfolk is VKFF-0392. Only 2 of my 6 activations were actually from within the National Park.



    • Hi Chris,

      Would love to get back there some time soon. It is a very interesting place. I could see myself retired there, but I don’t think that will go down too well with Marija.



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