Mount Raymond Regional Park VKFF-0975, take two

After having tea on Wednesday night at the Orbost Hotel, I decided to head back out to the Mount Raymond Regional Park VKFF-0975 to see if I could pick up my remaining 16 contacts, to qualify the park for the global WWFF program.

It was just a short 15 minute drive down the Princes Highway from Orbost to the park.  I didn’t bother driving to the top this time.  I pulled into a little track just off Tower Road.  I also didn’t bother running out the dipole for this activation, but rather ran my mobile set up in the Toyota Hi Lux, which consisted of an Icom IC-7000, 100 watts output, and the Codan self tuning 9350 antenna.

I booked in to the 7130 DX Net and was very pleased to hear that conditions on the 40m band were quite good.  I logged a handful of VK’s and two New Zealand stations.   This included Gary ZL3SV, who had a huge signal.  Gary runs a 2,000 foot log, 640 metre centre feed sloper antenna on top of a hill.

I then moved up the band and called CQ and I soon had my 16 required contacts in the log, with a QSO with Lawrence KN7D in Utah, USA (5/5 both ways).

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At the end of the net I headed back into Orbost, where I retired to the motel room for a well earnt rest.  It had been another very enjoyable, but long day.

I worked the following stations on 40m SSB:-

  1. VK7ROY
  2. VK5MJ
  3. ZL2ASH
  4. VK7FRJG
  5. VK2HJW
  6. VK7RN
  7. ZL3SV
  8. VK5JDS
  9. VK2SK
  10. VK7VAZ
  11. VK3FMKE
  12. VK2VE
  13. VK4ZD
  14. VK4DI
  15. VK2XXM
  16. KN7D
  17. VK2VOM
  18. VK2NEO
  19. VK5FTCT
  20. VK5VBR

2 thoughts on “Mount Raymond Regional Park VKFF-0975, take two

  1. G’day Chris,

    The band conditions during our earlier activation at Mount Raymond were terrible, resulting in me heading out for a 2nd bite at the park. The 7130 DX Net helped rack up the required 44.

    Cheers,

    Paul VK5PAS.

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