Logging contacts whilst portable

I’ve been asked a few times of late, ‘How do you log contacts in the field?’.

Well I still use a good old paper log whilst activating either a park for World Wide Flora Fauna (WWFF) or the VK5 Parks Award, or a hilltop for Summits on the Air (SOTA).  I have a good supply of the logsheet you can see below, which is A4 in size and sits nicely on a plastic A4 clipboard which I carry.

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I like to scribble down information, names, etc.  I also use a technique in the field to run the small VK pileups, whereby I get stations to spread their calls out and I jot down the call signs I hear, and I bring the stations in that way.  I find it works very well to move through the mini pile ups that parks and SOTA activators now often experience.

I must admit that I have not tried out some of the available portable logging apps such as Peter VK3ZPF’s logger.  I have only ever used paper for my parks and SOTA trips, except for those occasions when it has been an event such as the John Moyle Memorial Field Day.  That is when I have used VK Contest Log.

So, paper it is for me in the field.  But, at home, I do run an electonic log, and have done so ever since becoming a licenced amateur back in June 2010.  I have never had a paper log at home.  I am a Mac fan and I use an electronic logging program called MacLoggerDX.

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So, what do I do with the contacts from the paper log when I get home?   I use a program called Fast Log Entry (FLE) to rapidly enter my QSOs from my park/SOTA activation, and this creates an ADIF file which I can then use to upload to MacLoggerDX and also WWFF Logsearch, the electronic database for the WWFF program.

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What is an ADIF file?  ADIF stands for Amateur Data Interchange Format.  It is an open standard for exchange of data between amateur radio software packages available from different vendors.  More information can be found at http://www.adif.org/

The latest version of FLE is version 2.8 which was released on August 30th 2016.  This latest version of FLE now not only includes WWFF logging, but SOTA logging has also been introduced.

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FLE can be used for:

  • regular logging
  • contest logging
  • WWFF logging
  • SOTA logging

Even though I use a Mac, I run a virtual machine program called Parallels which allows me to run Windows on my Mac.

More information on Fast Log Entry can be found at…..

http://www.df3cb.com/fle/

So for me, at the moment, logging in the field using paper is the way to go.  And now that I understand FLE well, it takes me a very very short period of time to enter 100 QSOs or more.

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Baudin Conservation Park, 5CP-012 and VKFF-1002

My third park activation for Wednesday 24th August 2016, and my final activation whilst on Kangaroo Island was the Baudin Conservation Park 5CP-012 and VKFF-1002.  This was to be another unique park me to add my to my activator tally.

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Above:- Map showing the location of the Baudin Conservation Park on the Dudley Peninsula on Kangaroo Island.  Map courtesy of Protected Planet.

Prior to heading to Baudin, I drove down to the beach at Antechamber Bay after my activation at Lashmar.    This is part of the Lashmar Conservation Park and is a spectacular part of KangarooIsland.

When you reach the end of Shorty Road (which becomes Lashmar Road) you will notice two gravesites underneath a pepper tree  They are for Jane Lashmar (1847-1865) and Thomas Clark (-1894).  Jane Hannah Lashmar died aged just 18 years.  Her father was Thomas Young Lashmar (b. c. 1813.  d. Dec 1860).  The Clark family married into the Lashmar family.

I then headed for the Baudin Conservation Park, travelling west on Cape Willoughby Road for a few km and then turning on to Binneys Track (pposite Willson River Road).  The first few km of this road are okay for a conventional vehicle, but you will then reach a sign which states ‘4WD’s only’.  If you have a car, you will need to park here and walk the rest of the way to the park.  The road is easily passable however if you have 4WD, which fortunately I did.

Baudin Conservation Park is located on the north coast of the Dudley Peninsula, about 2 km south east of Penneshaw.  The park is 310 ha (770 acres) in size and was established on the 28th March 2002.  Prior to this time the park was originally a family farm, between 1861-2001.  It comprised os she-oak woodland and rolling hills, with some fantastic views out across Backstairs Passage to the Fleurieu Peninsula on the mainland of South Australia.

Within the park you can undertake the Ironstone Hill hike which follows part of the original bullock track to Cape Willoughby.  The area was previously farmed by the Bates family, and remnants of the Bates cottage can still be seen.

The park is home to a large amount of wildlife including tammar wallabies, wedge tailed eagles and the rare glossy black cockatoo.

The park is named after Nicolas Baudin (1754-1803, a French explorer, cartographer, naturalist and hydrographer.

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Above:- Nicolas Baudin.  Courtesy of wikipedia.

Baudin was responsible for the Freycinet map of 1811, which was the first full map of Australia to be published which howed the full outline of Australia.  It preceded the publication of British explorer Matthew Flinders’ map of Australia, Terra Australis or Australia, by three years.

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Above:- The Freycinet map of 1811.  Courtesy of wikipedia.

There were no places for me to pull off the side of the road, so after driving a short distance down Binneys Track, I pulled the HiLux as far to the left of the track as possible.  This was on a downward part of the track.  I set up my fold up table and deck chair in a small clearing of the scrub and then ran out the 20/40/80m linked dipole.  There wasn’t much room, so the antenna actually straddled across the track.

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Above:- Aerial shot showing my operating spot in the Baudin Conservation Park.  Image courtesy of Protected Planet.

My first contact from Baudin was with Peter VK3PF on 7.144 on the 40m band.  This was followed by Les VK5KLV and then Dennis VK2HHA.  Already a pile up had ensued.  But Peter had informed me that Charlie VK5KDK was in a park a little higher up the band.  So after working Dennis I slid up to 7.153 and spoke with Charlie who was in the Venus Bay Conservation Park VKFF-1111 on the Eyre Peninsula.  I then moved back to 7.144 where the masses were waiting.  I worked a total of 38 stations on 40m from VK1, VK2, VK3, VK4, VK5, VK6, and VK7.

Whilst operating on 40m, one of the local farmers drove down the track and I took a bit of time out to explain to him what I was doing.  He seemed very interested.  Band conditions on 40m were exceptionally good, with great signals from all across Australia.  I experienced a little bit of QRM from a VK2 net on 7.146 which started up about 10 minutes into my activation, and also a little bit of QRM from below as well.  Marcos CT1EHI was attracting a bit of attention on 7.142.

I then lowered the squid pole and removed the links in the dipole and headed for 14.310 on the 20m band.  First taker was the ever reliable Rick VK4RF/VK4HA, followed by Mike VK6MB and then Mark VK4MON.  It wasn’t long and the DX long path from Europe started to call in.  Gerard F1BLL was the first, followed by Max IK4GRO.  But it was at this time that a 4WD with 3 ladies came down the track and they were…..number one……curious what I was doing…….and number two……concerned about the track.  So I took the time out to explain to them the hobby of amateur radio and handed out a few promotional brochures on amateur radio and the parks programs.

Once they were on their way, I decided that time was marching on, so rather than call CQ on 20m again, I headed off to 80m where I logged a total of 16 stations from VK1, VK2, VK3, VK4, and VK5.  I’m sure that I could have kept going and got a lot more contacts but it had just passed 5.00 p.m. local time and I really needed to pack up.

I was more than happy with a total of 61 contacts in the log.

The following stations were worked on 40m SSB:-

  1. VK3PF
  2. VK5KLV
  3. VK2HHA
  4. VK5KDK/p (Venus Bay VKFF-1111)
  5. VK3OHM
  6. VK4RF
  7. VK4HA
  8. VK3UH
  9. VK3MRH
  10. VK2KYO
  11. VK3SQ
  12. VK5FANA
  13. VK2XXm
  14. VK3SFG
  15. VK7BC
  16. VK5FMLO
  17. VK3HSB
  18. VK6MB
  19. VK3ELH
  20. VK3BBB
  21. VK2EJW
  22. VK2NP
  23. VK1HW
  24. VK7ALH
  25. VK4JK
  26. VK3ANP
  27. VK4AAc/3
  28. VK2IO
  29. VK7FPRN
  30. VK2QH
  31. VK4FE
  32. VK3MCK
  33. VK3SIM
  34. VK3CM
  35. VK4MON
  36. VK4FAAS
  37. VK3ZMD
  38. VK5YX

The following stations were worked on 20m SSB:-

  1. VK4RF
  2. VK4HA
  3. VK6MB
  4. VK4MON
  5. VK4NHT
  6. F1BLL
  7. IK4GRO

The following stations were worked on 80m SSB:-

  1. VK3GGG
  2. VK3PMG
  3. VK4RF
  4. VK4HA
  5. VK5FMLO
  6. VK5PL
  7. VK3BSG
  8. VK5BRT
  9. VK3FI
  10. Vk5FMID
  11. VK5FANA
  12. VK2NP
  13. Vk5FVSV
  14. VK5FGAZ
  15. VK1DI
  16. VK3SQ

Following the activation I headed into Penneshaw.  It was around 5.15 p.m. and I had a little over 2 hours before my ferry departed Kangaroo Island.  As I drove down Binneys Track into the eastern section of Penneshaw I could see the 5.00 p.m. ferry departing Penneshaw on its way to Cape Jervis.

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I stopped to have a look at ‘Frenchman’s Rock’.  It was here, that in 1803, French explorer Nicolas Baudin anchored in Hog Bay.  One of his crew noted their arrival of the expedition by carving on a rock.  The rock was subsequently removed and is now located in the Gateway Information Centre.  A replica now stands in its place.

The rock reads……

“Expedition de decourverte par le commandant Baudin sur le Geographe 1803”

Meaning in English……”Expedition of discovery by Captain Baudin in the Geographe 1803″.

Just above Frenchmans Rock is the Contemplation Seat.  Here, you can sit, whilst admiring the view, and recall the aboriginal women who were brought o Kangaroo Island to assist the whalers and sealers prior to official settlement of the island.

Prior to heading to the hotel for a meal, I admired a magnificent sunset at Penneshaw.

I was then off to the Penneshaw pub for a meal.  I had Kangaroo washed down by a few cans of Bundy and coke.

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By 7.15 p.m. the ferry had commenced loading vehicles.  As it was the late ferry there wasn’t a huge amount of traffic, so I did not have to take the whip off the Codan antenna.

I sat back and relaxed and enjoyed the 45 minute trip back to the mainland.  It had been a fantastic 6 days on beautiful Kangaroo Island.

 

 

References

National Parks South Australia, <https://www.environment.sa.gov.au/parks/Find_a_Park/Browse_by_region/kangaroo-island/baudin-conservation-park&gt;, viewed 6th September 2016

Wikipedia, 2016, <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baudin_Conservation_Park&gt;, viewed 6th September 2016.

Wikipedia, 2016, <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicolas_Baudin&gt;, viewed 6th September 2016

Lashmar Conservation Park 5CP-113 and VKFF-0902

After leaving Pelican Lagoon I continued my drive along the Dudley Peninsula on Kangaroo Island (KI) to my second intended park for the day, the Lashmar Conservation Park 5CP-113 and VKFF-0902.

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Above:- Map showing the location of the Lashmar Conservation Park on the Dudley Peninsula, Kangaroo Island.  Map courtesy of Protected Planet.

As I approached Penneshaw on the Hog Bay Road I was rewarded with some amazing views of Penneshaw, Backstairs Passage, and the South Australian (SA) mainland.  Penneshaw is a little town on the north east coast of KI and is the island’s main ferry port from the island to Cape Jervis on the SA mainland.  Penneshaw was originally known as Hog Bay due to the pigs which were released by French Commander Nicholas Baudin.  It was to eventually be named Penneshaw, which was a combination of the names of Dr. F.W.Pennefather, the private secretary to Governor Jervois, and Flora Louisa Shaw, The Times colonial editor, a visitor to Government House.

One of my various hobbies, includes family history research, and South Australian history in general.  So I couldn’t help but stop briefly at the historic Penneshaw cemetery.  This cemetery contains the graves of numerous pioneers to the island, including George Bates.

Time was marching on, so it was back in the 4WD and then onto the Cape WIlloughby Road.  On the way to the park I spoke to Dennis VK2HHA from the mobile.  He kindly put a post up on Facebook to advise the ever keen hunters that I would be set up in the park shortly.

As I drove along the Cape Willoughby Road I stopped a few times to admire the views across Backstairs Passage over to the SA mainland.

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Lashmar Conservation Park soon came into view, as it is well signposted.  Lashmar is located on the north coast of the Dudley Peninsula and is 3.59 kmin size.  The park was established on 16th September 1993 and includes the Lashmar Lagoon, a home to numerous waterbirds.  The park also adjoins the long sandy beach at Antechamber Bay, which was christened by explorer Matthew Flinders in April 1802 when he wrote in his journal:

“Our soundings were irregular, and some rocky islets being seen without sight of the opening.  I stood in at nine o’clock to look for anchorage at the east end of Kanguroo Island.  Finding no shelter there, we ran a little to leeward into a small bay, which I had observed before dark.  It is called the Ante-chamber’.

And before you pick up the spelling mistake……Kanguroo…..that’s the way Flinders always spelt Kangaroo.

The park was named after the Lashmar family, one of the pioneering families of Kangaroo Island who during the 1850’s held the Antechamber Bay Run.  In 2012 when I attended KI for the International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend (ILLW) I met Wren Lashmar, a fifth generation Kangaroo Islander.  Wren came out to the lighthouse and was very interested in what we were up to.

I found a small track off Cape Willoughby Road which led into a small clearing.  It was an ideal spot to set up and string out the 20/40/80m linked dipole.  It was a beautiful sunny afternoon, so I chose the shade of some gum trees.

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Above:- Map showing my operating spot in the Lashmar Conservation Park.  Map courtesy of Protected Planet.

Fittingly, as he had helped me earlier, Dennis VK2HHA was my first contact in the log from Lashmar.  Dennis was 5/9 plus from Albury.  Geoff Vk3SQ at Beechworth was next, followed by Ron VK3MRH and Wodonga, and then Marc VK3OHM.  All had 5/9 or 5/9 plus signals into Lashmar.  As is often the case with park activations, the first 10-15 minutes was quite frenetic, with a mini pile up developing.  Callers were from VK2, VK3, VK4, VK6, and VK7.  Noticably absent was VK5.  All except for Michael VK5FMLO in the southern suburbs of Adelaide who was 5/7 (5/8 received).  It was clear the 40m band was not open for most of the areas of VK5.

The signals coming in from Western Australia, considering the time of the day, were particularly good.  Mike VK6MB was a good 5/7 (5/5 received), Max VK6FN was also 5/7 (5/5 received), and Peter VK6APZ was 5/3 from his mobile (5/3 received).  I made one Park to Park contact during this activation at Lashmar, and that was with Geoff VK4XA who was portable in the Forty Mile Scrub Conservation Park VKFF-0181.

I worked a total of 34 stations and then headed to 20m where I spoke with Rick VK4RF/VK4HA and Mike VK6MB.  Both had good signals to Lashmar, but despite numerous CQ calls, they were my only takers on the 20m band.

So it was off to 80m for me, and first contact there was with Adrian VK5FANA on the Yorke Peninsula.  Michael VK5FMLO then called in, and this was followed by Mick VK3GGG/VK3PMG.  Mick was a good 5/7 signal to me, but somebody he was having great difficulty with me.  We perservered for a few minutes until we successfully exchanged signal reports.  Just at the same time that somebody came up and relayed the signal report.  Fortunately, Mick and I had legitimately made the contact.  I’ve mentioned it in a previous post, PLEASE DO NOT RELAY SIGNAL REPORTS.  Doing so, makes the contact invalid.  I suspect the offender was from VK5, as their signal strength was very strong.  Despite me asking them if they would like to come up and make a contact, they declined.  The silence was deafining.  My final contact on 80m was with Gerry VK5NMG at Moonta Bay on the Yorke Peninsula.

I headed back to 40m briefly, working a further 7 stations, making my total QSO count from Lashmar, 49.

Thankyou to the following who spotted me on parksnpeaks, Facebook, Yahoo group, etc.  It really does help.  They included David VK5PL

The following stations were worked on 40m SSB:-

  1. VK2HHA
  2. VK3SQ
  3. VK3MRH
  4. VK3OHM
  5. VK3UH
  6. VK4RF
  7. VK4HA
  8. VK2NP
  9. VK6MB
  10. VK6FN
  11. VK2EXA
  12. VK4TSB
  13. VK4AAC/3
  14. VK3ZMD
  15. VK4XA/p (Forty Mile Scrub National Park VKFF-0181)
  16. VK3CM/p
  17. BK2IO/m
  18. VK6APZ/m
  19. VK3NXT
  20. VK2XXM
  21. VK2EJW
  22. VK6JON/7
  23. VK3BBB
  24. VK5FMLO
  25. VK2KYO
  26. VK3SFG
  27. VK3PF
  28. VK7CW
  29. VK3ANP
  30. VK3MCK
  31. VK2KJJ
  32. VK3FARO
  33. VK4ARW
  34. VK4HNS
  35. VK4FAAS
  36. VK3KAI
  37. VK3GV
  38. VK2HEW
  39. VK3ELH
  40. VK4FFAB
  41. VK2PDW/m

The following stations were worked on 20m SSB:-

  1. VK4RF
  2. VK4HA
  3. VK6MB

The following stations were worked on 80m SSB:-

  1. VK5FANA
  2. VK5FMLO
  3. VK3GGG
  4. VK3PMG
  5. VK5NMG

 

References.

Cockburn; R, 2002, South Australia What’s in a Name?

Wikipedia, 2016, <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penneshaw,_South_Australia&gt;, viewed 6th September 2016

Wikipedia, 2016, <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lashmar_Conservation_Park&gt;, viewed 6th September 2016

Pelican Lagoon Conservation Park 5CP-174 and VKFF-0926

I had three planned park activations for Wednesday 24th August 2016, the first of which was the Pelican Lagoon Conservation Park 5CP and VKFF-0926.  If successfully activated, it would be another unique park for me.

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Above:- Map showing the location of the Pelican Lagoon Conservation Park on Kangaroo Island,  Image courtesy of Protected Planet.

After breakfast I headed into Parndana to refuel the 4WD.  It was a beautiful morning on Kangaroo Island.  Quite brisk but sunny and clear.  I had been very lucky in the past few days considering it was August.

Parndana is a small town and farming community, located in the middle of Kangaroo Island (KI).  It is around 40km west of Kingscote.  Parndana was established following World War Two, to support the Soldier Settlement Scheme on Kangaroo Island.  It was during 1948 that soldiers and their families commenced arriving on Kangaroo Island and settling at Parndana.  They occupied huts which had been brought to the area from a former internment camp.  As a result, by 1954, KI’s population had doubled due to 174 families settling in the Parndana area.

Nowadays Parndana services the farming community and has a school, general store, and service station.

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Above:- the main street of Parndana.

I continued along the Playford Highway, stopping a few times to admire the view of the surround lush countryside, a combination of native scrub and cleared land for farming.  The Playford Highway was named in honour of Sir Thomas Playford, who was a South Australian politician.  He served continuosly as the Premier of South Australiaand leader of the Liberal and Country League from 5th November 1938 to 10th March 1965.

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Above:- view from the Playford Highway.

Prior to heading to Pelican Lagoon I deviated into Kingscote, the largest town on KI.  I headed to the Island Beehive to purchase some honey and salad dressing for Lyn VK4SWE who lives on Sweers Island in the Gulf of Carpentaria.  Prior to leaving for KI I had promised that I would purchase this for Lyn as she had heard about the famous KI salad dressing which is produced on the island.

Not many people may know, but Kangaroo Island has a thriving honey industry.  And its mainstay is the Ligurian bee.  In fact, KI has the purest strain of Ligurian bee anywhere in the world.  Ligurian bees, compared to other bee species, are:

  • Are far more friendly.
  • Possess longer tongues and so can gather from flowers that are useless to other bees.
  • Are more active and with the same opportunities will collect more honey.
  • Work earlier and later. This is true not only of the day but also the season.
  • Are far better at protecting their hive against
  • The queens are more prolific. They are less apt to breed in winter when it is desirable to have the bees
  • The queen is more readily found which is a great advantage to apiarists.
  • Are less likely to rob other bees.

For more information on Ligurian bees, check out the following…..

http://www.island-beehive.com.au/history-of-ligurian-bees.php

So after my brief stop at Kingscote, I headed out along Hog Bay Road towards Pelican Lagoon.

Pelican Lagoon Conservation Park is located on the Dudley Peninsula on KI and was dedicated on the 1s January 1967 for the protection of wildlife.  The park is 397 hectares (980 acres) in size and lies immediately to the south of American River, and about 25 km south east of Kingscote.  The park consists of land on the peninsula of the north side of the tidal inlet of Pelican Lagoon, and additionally five small islets within the inlet itself. Pelican Lagoon includes woodland, scrub and heath, as well as wetland vegetation.  It also adjoins samphire Mudflats,  providing habitat for several species of woodland and wetland birds and other animals.

I turned off onto Island Beach Road and headed into the little settlement of Sapphiretown.  But I was really struggling to find anywhere to set up in the park.  There were very few options. I then headed along Mitchell Drive for a short distance and found a clearing in amongst the scrub.  But, and it was a big but, it had powerlines overhead.

I quickly set up and sure enough when I turned the Yaesu FT-857d on, the noise floor was a very annoying strength 8.  First in the log was Don VK3MCK who was 5/9 and above the noise, followed by Rick VK4RF/VK4HA and then William VK2NWB.  I could hear others calling but just could not pull them out of the noise.  So after just 4 contacts in the log and feeling extremely frustrated, I pulled down the station, and it was off to search for a new operating location.

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After packing up I headed back into Sapphiretown but could not find a track leading down to the park.  So I headed back along Mitchell Drive, following the eastern boundary of the park.  There weren’t too many options as the scrub was so thick.

I eventually found a clearing in some scrub down towards the south eastern corner of the park.  This overlooked the lagoon, and there was enough room to string out the 20/40/80m linked dipole.

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The noise floor here was non existant and it was a pleasure to be on air, compared to my previous spot.  First in the log here was Mike VK6MB with a lovely 5/7 signal from Western Australia.  This was followed by Tom VK3NXT, Cliff VK2NP and then Ken VK3UH.  Despite the band conditions being quite good, it was really slow going.  Peter VK3PF sensed this and came up to give me a few new call signs to add to the log: VK3KAI and VK3GV.  I logged stations from VK2, VK3, VK4, and VK6.  But it was clear that the close in propagation was not working well.  The only South Australian logged on 40m was Michael VK5FMLO in the southern suburbs (5/6 both ways).  One contact I was really amazed with though, was with Peter VK6APZ.  Despite it being the middle of the morning, Peter was a solid 5/9 to me and reciprocated with a 5/8 for me.

I headed off to 20m where I made a total of 4 contacts.  The first being with Mike VK6MB, then Rick VK4RF/VK4HA, and Peter VK6APZ, all of whom had followed me up from 40m.  It was interesting to note that the VK6 signals were down in signal strength on 20m compared to 40m.

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I then lowered the squid pole and inserted the links and it was off to 3.610 on 80m.  Adrian VK5FANA on the Yorke Peninsula was the first to call in with a strong 5/8 signal.  Adrian advised that he could not hear me on 40m and was hoping that I would come up on 80m.  Next up was David VK5PL from the Barossa Valley who was 4/3 (5/7 received), followed by Mick VK3GG/VK3PMG in western Victoria (5/3 sent & 3/3 received).

A number of the South East amateurs then called in, including John VK5DJ who was 5/9, followed by Tom VK5EE, Col VK5HCF, and Brian VK5FMID.  Sadly Col was suffering from noise at his home qth and just could not quite pull me through.  I was hearing Col very well…5/5….but I was in a noise free location.  Despite numerous attempts in me counting out the signal strength, Col just couldn’t quite get me.  And then, unfortunately, another VK5 came up and relayed the signal report.  That was the end of the contact with Col.  It made any contact void.  Please do not relay signal reports!  You may think you are doing the right thing, but you are not.

Brian VK3MCD called in from SOTA peak Albion Point VK3/ VE-080 with a very nice 5/7 signal, with Brian giving me a 5/9.  My final contact from pelican Lagoon was with Marc VK3OHM.  So after a very shaky and then slow start, I had qualified the park, and had a total of 45 contacts in the log.  It was off to Lashmar Conservation Park.

The following stations were worked on 40m SSB:-

  1. VK3MCK
  2. VK4RF
  3. VK4HA
  4. VK2NWB
  5. VK6MB
  6. VK3NXT
  7. VK2NP
  8. VK3UH
  9. VK2HHA
  10. VK2KYO
  11. VK3BBB
  12. VK2IO
  13. VK3PF
  14. VK2EJW
  15. VK7FPRN
  16. VK3ELH
  17. VK2YW
  18. VK3SFG
  19. VK3SQ
  20. VK2MTC
  21. VK2QH
  22. VK3KAI
  23. VK3GV
  24. VK3ANP
  25. VK6APZ
  26. VK5FMLO
  27. VK3MRH
  28. VK3TKK/m

The following stations were worked on 20m SSB:-

  1. VK6MB
  2. VK4RF
  3. VK4HA
  4. VK6APZ

The following stations were worked on 80m SSB:-

  1. VK5FANA
  2. VK5PL
  3. VK3GGG
  4. VK3PMG
  5. VK5DJ
  6. VK5EE
  7. VK5AA
  8. VK5TA
  9. VK5FMID
  10. VK3PAT
  11. VK3MCD
  12. VK2XXM
  13. VK3OHM

Thankyou to the following who spotted me on parksnpeaks, Facebook, Yahoo group, etc.  It really does help.

  • David VK5PL
  • Adrian VK5FANA
  • Mike VK6MB
  • Dennis VK2HHA

 

 

References.

Wikipedia, 2016, <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parndana,_South_Australia&gt;, viewed 6th September 2016

Wikipedia, 2016, <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Playford_IV&gt;, viewed 6th September 2016

Wikipedia, 2016, <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pelican_Lagoon_Conservation_Park&gt;, viewed 6th September 2016