Trip to Antennapalooza in VK3

On Thursday 6th April 2017 I headed over to Foster in Victoria to attend Antennapalooza, hosted by the Gippsland Gate Radio & Electronics Club.  I returned home last night, Monday 10th April.

The theme for this year’s Antennapalooza was ‘operating portable’.  I delivered 3 short presentations on operating portable from parks.  I also had a small display table.  Other presenters included Peter VK3PF, Tony VK3XV, Joe VK3YSP, and Ian VK3BUF.

Whilst away I activated 2 summits for the Summits on the Air (SOTA) program, and 8 Parks for the World Wide Flora Fauna (WWFF) program & the VK5 Parks award.  I made a total of 386 QSOs.

Below is a run down on my activations…..

  • One Tree Hill VK3/ VS-036 & VKFF-0958
    • 17 QSOs
    • 1 Summit to Summit
  • Langi Ghiran State Park VKFF-0760
    • 49 QSOs
    • 1 Park to Park
  • Enfield State Park VKFF-0757
    • 22 QSOs
  • Mount Fatigue VK3/ VT-057
    • 26 QSOs
    • 2 Summit to Summit
  • Wilsons Promontory National Park VKFF-0539
    • 59 QSOs
    • 1 Park to Park
  • Shallow Inlet Marine Park VKFF-0749
    • 45 QSOs
    • 2 Park to Park
  • Creswick Regional Park VKFF-0964
    • 48 QSOs
    • 1 Park to Park
  • Mount Buangor State Park VKFF-0766
    • 70 QSOs
    • 1 Park to Park
  • Mount Monster Conservation Park 5CP-149 & VKFF-0800
    • 50 QSOs

Thanks to everyone who called during my activations, and special thanks to those who took the time to spot me on parksnpeaks, the DX Cluster, Facebook, etc.

Thanks also to Chris VK3QB for allowing me to stay at his home during my visit.  This was a great event and I will certainly be doing my very best to be back next year.

2 thoughts on “Trip to Antennapalooza in VK3

    • Hi Chris,

      I found Antennapalooza to be a great social event. Nothing like sitting around the campfire with a bottle of red telling ‘war stories’ . We will certainly try to get there again next year.


      Paul VK5PAS.

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