Marija VK5FMAZ and I headed down to Mount Gambier on the June long weekend to attend the South East Radio Group’s annual convention/buy and sell/National Fox hunting championships. Unfortunately this weekend clashes with the annual VK Shires Contest. However this year we did sneak in some portable operating for the contest.
Marija and I activated the Mumbannar Nature Conservation Reserve VKFF-2161 in Victoria, and the Piccanninie Ponds Conservation Park 5CP-178 & VKFF-0927 in South Australia.
Considering we spent just a few hours on air, we were very pleased to come 5th and 7th in the VK Single Op Rover category. Marija made 29 contacts and had a score of 899 points. I made a total of 77 QSOs with a score of 6,237 points.
Congratulations to Tony VK3XV who came in at position number 1 in this category with a score of 18,176 points.
And thanks to Trent VK4TS and Alan VK4SN, the organisers of the event.