A quick mobile activation of Murrayville Flora Reserve VKFF-2407

After tea on Friday night (9th November 2018), I decided to head out for a quick activation of the Murrayville Flora Reserve VKFF-2407, and book in to the 7130 DX Net.

I activated this park again on Saturday evening, and I will place info on the town of Murrayville and the park in that post.

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Above:- Map showing the location of the Murrayville Flora Reserve.  Map courtesy of Protected Planet.

I drove out of Murrayville on the Murrayville North Road, and found a small clearing in the scrub.  I ran the Icom IC-7000 from the Toyota Hil Lux, with 100 watts, and the Codan 9350 self tuning antenna mounted on the rear of the vehicle.

Unfortunately there wasn’t much DX around, but I did log 5 stations on the net, from VK2, VK4 and VK7.  I then moved up the band to 7.180 where I had a great chat for about 20 minutes with Ted VK6NTE in Western Australia.  Ted was 5/9 plus into the mobile.  Kelly VK2KEL then gave me a shout, followed by Hauke VK1HW.

I then headed back to the cabin at the caravan park.  Marija had already headed off to bed, so I stayed up for a while watching Clint Eastwood in Dirty Harry.

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Above:- Aerial shot of the Murrayville Flora Reserve, showing my operating spot.  Image courtesy of Protected Planet.

I worked the following stations on 40m SSB:-

  1. VK7RN
  2. VK4GSF
  3. VK2FALL
  4. VK7VZ/2
  5. VK4BOB
  6. VK6NTE
  7. VK2KEL
  8. VK1HW

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