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.
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.
I worked the following stations on 40m SSB:-
Nice quick activation. Do you have a dual battery set up?
Yes, dual battery set up in the Hi Lux. It’s a must.