2016 VKFF Activation Weekend

Wow, what a weekend that was.  The 2016 VKFF Activation Weekend was held last weekend, on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th November, 2016.

There was activator representation from all States and Territories around Australia, except for the Northern Territory (VK8).  Early stats suggest there were around 40 different parks activated on Saturday and another 40 or so on Sunday.

My wife Marija VK5FMAZ and I activated 2 parks on Saturday 26th: Poonthie Ruwe Conservation Park VKFF-1082, and Mowantjie Willauwar Conservation Park VKFF-0919. We made a total of 233 QSOs including 74 Park to Park contacts

On Sunday 27th I activated 3 parks: Marne Valley Conservation Park VKFF-0906, Swan Reach Conservation Park VKFF-0832, and Ridley Conservation Park VKFF-0932. I made a total of 191 QSOs including 48 Park to Park contacts.

Thankyou to everyone who called us and thankyou to everyone who took the time to spot us.  A number of the parks we had no mobile phone coverage in.


Once all the activators have provided their logs for upload to Logsearch, I will compile some more detailed stats on the weekend.

Thankyou to everyone who took part in the weekend’s VKFF Activation Weekend, both activators and hunters.

6 thoughts on “2016 VKFF Activation Weekend

  1. Congratulations Paul on a successful weekend of portable operations in National Parks, Marine Parks, State Parks and regional Nature Reserves . The growth and popularity of the VKFF program is an outcome of your dedication to the management of the local VK program. Your leadership and encouragement to new starters is second to none.
    73, Andrew VK1AD

  2. Hello Paul
    Thanks to all the activators and the hunters
    who took part in the VKFF activation weekend had a great time with the event with the 98 contact’s that I had with 29 of them being P2P on the 40/20/15m band’s the first time on 15m in about 3.5 years

    • Hi Neil,

      It was a very enjoyable weekend and was terrific to see so much activity on the bands. We just need to get VK8 on board next year.

      Thanks for being a part of the weekend and thanks for the P2P contacts.

      73 and ’44’,

      Paul VK5PAS

    • G’day Chris,

      Just submitted a new post on the stats from the weekend. There were a total of 2,655 QSOs made over the VKFF Activation Weekend, with a total of 1,010 Park to Park contacts.


      Paul VK5PAS.

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