2018 KRMNPA Activation Weekend trip to VK3

On Friday 9th November 2018, Marija VK5FMAZ and I headed over to Victoria to take part in the 2018 Activation Weekend for the Keith Roget Memorial National Parks Award (KRMNPA).  We stayed for 2 nights at the Murrayville caravan park in north western Victoria.

We activated a total of 11 parks, including 2 Victorian National Parks for the KRMNPA weekend.  Between us, Marija and I made a total of 548 QSOs.  This included 64 x Park to Park contacts.

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Above:- A map, roughly showing our travels during the VK3 trip.  Map courtesy of Plotaroute.

Below is a breakdown of our activities.

FRIDAY 9th November 2018

Manya Nature Conservation Reserve VKFF-2377

  • 17 QSOs (VK5FMAZ)
  • 22 QSOs (VK5PAS)
  • 9 x Park to Park

Koonda Nature Conservation Reserve VKFF-2349

  • 16 QSOs (VK5FMAZ)
  • 29 QSOs (VK5PAS)
  • 3 x Park to Park

Boinka Flora Reserve VKFF-2270

  • 11 QSOs (VK5FMAZ)
  • 23 QSOs (VK5PAS)
  • 1 x Park to Park

SATURDAY 10th November 2018

Torrita Flora & Fauna Reserve VKFF-2460

  • 19 QSOs (VK5FMAZ)
  • 46 QSOs (VK5PAS)
  • 4 x Park to Park

Walpeup Nature Conservation Reserve VKFF-2471

  • 14 QSOs (VK5FMAZ)
  • 31 QSOs (VK5PAS)
  • 8 x Park to Park

Dering Nature Conservation Reserve VKFF-2307

  • 12 QSOs (VK5FMAZ)
  • 54 QSOs (VK5PAS)
  • 14 x Park to Park

Murray Sunset National Park VKFF-0373

  • 22 QSOs (VK5FMAZ)
  • 34 QSOs (VK5PAS)
  • 9 x Park to Park

Murrayville Flora Reserve VKFF-2407

  • 45 QSOs (VI100PEACE)

SUNDAY 11th November 2018

Welshmans Plains Nature Conservation Reserve VKFF-2482

  • 11 QSOs (VK5FMAZ)
  • 26 QSOs (VK5PAS)
  • 34 QSOs (VI100PEACE)
  • 5 x Park to Park

Bronzewing Flora & Fauna Reserve VKFF-2280

  • 11 QSOs (VK5PAS/3)
  • 3 x Park to Park

Wyperfeld National Park VKFF-0549

  • 15 QSOs (VK5FMAZ)
  • 56 QSOs (VI100PEACE)
  • 8 x Park to Park

Thanks to everyone who called us, and a big thanks to those who took the time to spot us on parksnpeaks and/or Facebook, as we did not have internet coverage in many of the parks.

More details on each of the activations to follow in separate posts.


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