Mount Moliagul VK3/ VN-024

Our next planned activation was a SOTA summit for the Summits on the Air (SOTA) program.  This was to be the first of our SOTA activations for the trip.  Mount Moliagul VK3/ VN-024 lies just outside of the Moliagul Nature Conservation Reserve.  The summit is 525 metres above sea level and is worth 2 SOTA points.

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Above:- Map showing the location of Mount Moliagul.  Map courtesy of Open Topo Map.

Marija and I activated the summit last year in November, during our trip to Victoria.  As it is an easy drive up summit, there have been a total of 21 activations at Mount Moliagul.  The first being way back in November 2012, when it was activated by Wayne VK3WAM.

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Above:- Activations per year from Mount Moliagul VK3/ VN-024.  Image courtesy of http://www.sota.org.uk.

Mount Moliagul is easily seen from the Wimmera Highway, with its telecommunication towers sitting on the top.

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This is an easy summit if you are new to SOTA.  There is a road all the way to the top.  Although, dirt and steep, the track is passable in a conventional vehicle (in dry weather).

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Above:- Mount Moliagul.  Image courtesy of Open Topo Map.

And once you are at the top you are rewarded with some amazing views of the surrounding countryside.

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The summit contains a trig point and an array of communications equipment on towers.  Fortunately no noise was generated from them on the amateur bands.

As this was an easy drive up, we had the luxury of a table and chair.  This is perfectly acceptable in SOTA.  The notion that SOTA is only for the young and fit is not an accurate reflection of the program.  The SOTA moderators want SOTA to be inclusive for everyone.

However, please remember, that ‘operation from within vehicles or the near  vicinity of activator’s vehicles is not permitted’.  The SOTA rules state ‘Operations must not be in, or in the close vicinity of, a motor vehicle.  No part of the station may be connected in any way with the motor vehicle’.

I qualified the summit within 1 minute.  Just 4 QSOs are required in the SOTA program for a summit to be qualified.  I logged a total of 14 stations on 40m from VK2, VK4, VK5, VK7 and New Zealand.  I logged two New Zealand stations: Andrei ZL1TM, and Graham ZL3TV mobile.

Once I had qualified the summit, Marija took charge of the mic, and had also soon qualified the summit.  Marija logged 6 stations on 40m.  To complete the activation I called CQ on 3.610, where I logged just the 1 station, Ian VK3BFR.

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Marija worked the following stations:-

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I worked the following stations:-

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We then headed down off the summit and drove into the nearby town of Moliagul.  What was once a thriving gold mining town in the 1850’s, Moliagul is now a sleepy little hollow.  However it has some very interesting attractions.  That includes the memorial dedicated to Reverend John Flynn, the founder of the Flying Doctor Service, who was born in 1880 in Moliagul.

Historic buildings in Moliagul include the old Mount Moliagul Hotel which was established in 1856.  The Moliagul State School building was built in 1872, while the Anglican church was built in 1864-65.

A short drive out of town takes you to the site where the 69 kg Welcome Stranger gold nuggest was discovered.  This is the largest gold nugget ever found in the world.  A Cornish miner, John Deason, discovered the nuggest on 5th February 1869.  The nugget was found just 2.5 cms below the surface while Deason was searching around the roots of a tree.  Deason broke a pick handle trying to lever the nugget out of the ground.  It was eventually extracted with the use of a crowbar.

We then drove a short distance down the road to the town of Tarnagulla.   This is also a small town, which contains a number of historic buildings.  Gold was discovered here in 1853.  Tarnagulla is phonetic meaning of Polish Czarnogóra (eng. Black Mountain – Montenegro).  The name was given by Polish explorer and geologist Paweł Strzelecki.

One of the historic buildings is the Tarnagulla Pavillion, which was built by William Roper & Co in 1884.

Other historic buildings include the Ebenezer Chapel-Baptist Church which was built in 1864; Bowmans Bakery built in 1861; the Wesleyan Methodist Church built in 1864 (partially destroyed by fire in 2000); the Victoria Hotel and Theatre built in 1862; and Locharron which was built in 1859 as the Union Bank of Australia.

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There is also a monument to commemorate the discovery of gold by New Zealanders from Poverty Bay.  The gold reef was subsequently known as Poverty Reef.  It operated between 1852-53 and yielded 13 1/2 tons or 324,000 oz of gold.

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We continued on to the town of Newbridge, which is located on the banks of the Loddon River, the second longest river in Victoria after the Goulburn.  There is an interesting interpretive board about Arthur Bayley, who was born in Newbridge, and is considered one of Australia’s greatest gold prospectors.  It is said that Bayley had a ‘nose for gold’.

We then drove into Bendigo and booked in to our room at the Golden Reef Motor Inn on the McIvor Highway at Bendigo.

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Above:- Motel room at Bendigo

We then headed across the road to the Seasons Family Bistro where we enjoyed a very nice meal and a few cleansing ales.  It was the end of a long day one.

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Above:- Enjoying a meal at Bendigo.

 

 

References.

Aussie Towns, 2018, <http://www.aussietowns.com.au/town/moliagul-vic>, viewed 2nd December 2018

Summits on the Air, 2018, <https://www.sota.org.uk/>, viewed 2nd December 2018

Wikipedia, 2018, <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loddon_River>, viewed 2nd December 2018

Moliagul Nature Conservation Reserve VKFF-2143

After packing up at Avon Plains, Marija and I headed into the town of St Arnaud, and then headed east out of town along the Wimmera Highway.  Our next planned activation was a SOTA activation at Mount Moliagul.

We stopped briefly at Kooreh to have a look at the Major Mitchell monument.  Lieutenant Colonel Sir Thomas Livingstone Mitchell (15 June 1792 – 5 October 1855), was a surveyor and explorer of south-eastern Australia.  The monument commemorates Mitchells’s passing through of this area on the 9th July 1836.

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We then continued along the Wimmera Highway, passing through Logan, Burkes Flat, and then Cochranes Creek.  We then saw the sign for the Moliagul Nature Conservation Reserve VKFF-2143., and decided to pull in there quickly, for me to qualify the park from the vehicle.  We were a bit short of time to set up the portable station.

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Above:- Map showing the location of the Moliagul Nature Conservation Reserve.  Map courtesy of Protected Planet.

Again, the Parks Victoria website only contains a map of this park, and no further information.  Moliagul is 530 hectares in size and incorporates existing state forest.

The park includes two large old tree sites and one fauna refuge and provides habitat for Powerful Owl and is a key site for Swift Parrot.

The park takes its name from the nearby town of Moliagul.  The town’s name is believed to be a derivation of the aboriginal word “moliagulk”, meaning “wooded hill”.  During the 1850’s this was a thriving area, following the discovery of gold.  This includes the world’s largest gold nugget, the Welcome Stranger, which was discovered in 1869 by John Deason and Richard Oates.

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Above:- Miners and their wives posing with the finders of the nugget, Richard Oates, John Deason and his wife.  Courtesy of Wikipedia.

We drove a short distance down a dirt track on the western side of the park.  I used the Icom IC-7000 in the vehicle for this activation, along with the Codan 9350 self tuning antenna on the rear of the Toyota Hi Lux.

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Above:- An aerial view of the Moliagul Nature Conservation Reserve, showing our operating spot.  Image courtesy of Protected Planet.

Marija placed a spot on parksnpeaks, advising that this was a quick activation from the vehicle.  First in the log was Andy VK5LA in the Riverland region of South Australia, followed by John VK4TJ, and then Rick VK5NM.  Contact number 10, qualifying the park for me for the VKFF program, was regular parks hunter, Keith VK2PKT in Parkes.

All up I logged 13 stations from VK2, VK3, VK4, VK5 and New Zealand (ZL1TM).  I apologise to anyone else who would have liked to log this park, but we were pressed for time.  I will return one day soon to get my 44 contacts to qualify the park for the global WWFF program.

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I worked the following stations on 40m SSB:-

  1. VK5LA
  2. VK4TJ
  3. VK4/AC8WN
  4. VK4/VE6XT
  5. VK5NM
  6. VK3UH
  7. VK3PF
  8. ZL1TM
  9. VK3TNL
  10. VK2PKT
  11. VK2YK
  12. VK2IO
  13. VK2PEZ

 

 

References.

Environment Conservation Council, 2018, http://www.veac.vic.gov.au/reports/385-Chapter-16.pdf>, viewed 2nd December 2018

Wikipedia, 2018, <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Mitchell_(explorer)>, viewed 2nd December 2018

Wikipedia, 2018, <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moliagul>, viewed 2nd December 2018

Avon Plains Swamp Nature Conservation Reserve VKFF-2257

After packing up at the Barrett Flora Reserve we headed for our second park for Friday 16th November 2018, was the Avon Plains Swamp Nature Conservation Reserve VKFF-2257.

First though, we stopped off at the little town of Minyip for a bite to eat.  The name “Minyip” is derived from the Aboriginal word for “Ashes”.  The town is known as the ‘Heart of the Wheat belt’.  It is also famous as the filming location for exterior scenes in the television series ‘The Flying Doctors’, representing the fictional outback town of Coopers Crossing.  The series ran between 1986-1993 and featured 221 episodes.  The series screened internationally.

Also worth a look in Minyip is the Majestic Hotel, also known as the Club Hotel.  And the Farrer Memorial  which commemorates William Farrer (1845-1906) who pioneered the scientific breeding of wheat strains which were productive and resistant to diseases such as rust which devastated wheat harvests late in the 19th century.

We were looking to top up the Hi Lux with fuel, but unfortunately there was no fuel in Minyip.  This meant that we had to drive 18 km south to the town of Rupanyup.  The name Rupanyup is an Aboriginal word meaning ‘branch hanging over water’.

The short detour was well worth it, as we had the opportunity of looking at the silo art on the old silos at Rupanyup.  The silo art is the work of Russian artist Julia Volchkova.  The silos feature two local residents, both members of the local Rupanyup Football and Netball Club.

Rupanyup is a quaint little western Victoria town, and features a number of historic buildings including Custs store, which is now the visitor centre.  William Cust built the first store in Rupanyup in 1872.  The local Country Fire Authority station features its own mural, the work of Melbourne artist Georgia Goodie.

We then headed to the Avon Plains Swamp Nature Conservation Reserve.  The park is sometimes referred to as Hollands Lake.  The park is located about 38 km south east of Minyip, and about 35 km north west of St Arnaud.

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Above:- Map showing the location of the Avon Plains Swamp Nature Conservation Reserve in western Victoria.  Map courtesy of Protected Planet.

The park takes its name from the locality of Avon Plains, named after the Avon Plains pastoral run (1846).  The run was located near the Avon River which was named by the New South Wales Surveyor General Thomas Mitchell, on his Australia Felix expedition in 1836.

The Avon River flows through the area.  It rises on the northern slopes of the Great Dividing Range, near Beazleys Bridge, west of St Arnaud, before reaching its mouth to flow into the Richardson River at Banyena.

During the early 1870’s, farm selections were taken up in the Avon Plains area.  By 1876, local farmers at the Avon Plains hotel formed a farmers’ association.  A school was also opened in a Wesleyan chapel.

In 1903 it was described in the Australian handbook:

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Again, as I was unable to find a lot of information about this park on the internet.  The Parks Victoria website only contains a map of the park.  To the north and north west of the park is the Avon Plains Wildlife Reserve which contains Hancocks Lake and Walkers Lake.  This is currently not a WWFF/VKFF reference area.  It may be in the future.

Hollands Lake was bone dry during our visit.

We accessed the park via the Donald-Avon Plains Road.  There is no vehicular access to this park, so we parked the Hi Lux and climbed the fence to get into the park.  It was a warm day so we were cognisant of snakes.  Fortunately we did not encounter any.

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Above:- An aerial view of the Avon Plains Swamp Nature Conservation Reserve, showing our operating spot.  Image courtesy of Parks Victoria.

This was another unique park for Marija and I as activators.  And only the second time that the park had been activated for VKFF/WWFF.

I commenced the activation by calling CQ on 7.144 on the 40m band.  Luckily we had internet coverage, so Marija placed a spot on parksnpeaks and on Facebook.  First in the log for this activation was Geoff VK3SQ, followed by Joseph VK5WU, and then Gerard VK2IO.  Within 8 minutes I had the park qualified for VKFF.  Contact number 10 being a QSO with John VK4TJ.

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Once I had the park qualified for VKFF, I swapped the mic with Marija.  First in the log for her was John VK4TJ, followed by Kevin VK2HMV, and then Geoff VK3SQ.  Marija had the park qualified in just 10 minutes.  Her 10th contact was with Keith VK2PKT in Parkes.

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With the park qualified for Marija, I took charge of the mic again, and logged a further 19 stations from VK1, VK2, VK3, VK4, VK5, and New Zealand.  I was really pleased to log Andrei ZL1TM on 40m.

I then moved to the 80m band and called CQ on 3.610.  Geoff VK3SQ was first in the log on that band, followed by Peter VK3PF, and then Peter VK3ZPF.  I logged a total of 7 stations on 80m, and was now just 7 QSOs short of the 44 required to qualify the park for the global WWFF program.

I then called CQ on 14.310 on the 20m band, with Marija putting up a fresh spot for me on parksnpeaks.  Sadly the Over the Horizon Radar was active again on the band, making it quite difficult at time.  Jordan VK2LPF was first in the log, followed by John VK4TJ, Gerard VK2IO, and then Garry VK2GAZ.  I was now just 1 short of my 44.  Ray VK4NH came to my rescue.

I ended up with 47 contacts in the log for this park.

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Marija worked the following stations on 40m SSB:-

  1. VK4TJ
  2. VK4/AC8WN
  3. VK4/VE6XT
  4. VK2HMV
  5. VK3SQ
  6. VK4NH
  7. VK4DXA
  8. ZL4TY/VK4
  9. VK5FANA
  10. VK2PKT

I worked the following stations on 40m SSB:-

  1. VK3SQ
  2. VK5WU
  3. VK2IO
  4. VK5FANA
  5. VK2YK
  6. VK4NH
  7. VK4DXA
  8. ZL4TY/VK4
  9. VK4TJ
  10. VK4/AC8WN
  11. VK4/VE6XT
  12. VK2PKT
  13. VK5PL
  14. VK2HMV
  15. VK1AT
  16. VK3PF
  17. VK4HNS
  18. VK2MNR/m
  19. VK2ABK
  20. VK5NM
  21. VK5LA
  22. Vk2KYO
  23. VK3TNL
  24. VK2AB
  25. VK5ZZ/m
  26. VK1AC/2
  27. ZL1TM
  28. VK2NJP
  29. VK3ZPF
  30. VK5JDS

I worked the following stations on 80m SSB:-

  1. VK3SQ
  2. VK3PF
  3. VK3ZPF
  4. VK7FCIA
  5. VK3ZIP
  6. VK3UH
  7. VK3KAI

I worked the following stations on 20m SSB:-

  1. VK2LPF
  2. VK4TJ
  3. VK4/AC8WN
  4. VK4/VE6XT
  5. VK2IO
  6. VK2GAZ
  7. VK4NH
  8. VK4DXA
  9. ZL4TY/VK4
  10. VK2YK

 

 

References.

ABC, 2018, <https://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-04-12/russian-street-artist-paints-silo-rupanyup/8438826&gt;, viewed 2nd December 2018

Monument Australia, 2018, <http://monumentaustralia.org.au/themes/people/science/display/32626-william-farrer>, viewed 2nd December 2018

The Wimmera Mail Times, 2018, <https://www.mailtimes.com.au/story/4576036/final-street-art-for-rupanyup-photos/>, viewed 2nd December 2018

Victorian Places, 2018, <https://www.victorianplaces.com.au/avon-plains&gt;, viewed 2nd December 2018

Wikipedia, 2018, <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minyip>, viewed 2nd December 2018

Wikipedia, 2018, <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Flying_Doctors>, viewed 2nd December 2018

Wikipedia, 2018, <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rupanyup>, viewed 2nd December 2018

Wikipedia, 2018, <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avon_River_(Grampians,_Victoria)>, viewed 2nd December 2018

Day one, Friday 16th Nov 2018, and the Barrett Flora and Fauna Reserve VKFF-2264

Day one (Friday 16th November 2018) of our 16 day trip to Victoria, involved a 582 km journey from our home in the Adelaide Hills, South Australia, to Bendigo in central Victoria.

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Above:- Map showing our approximate route from Mount Barker in the Adelaide Hills, to Bendigo in Victoria.  Map courtesy of plotaroute.

We left home at around 7.00 a.m. local time and headed east along the South Eastern Freeway and onto the Dukes Highway.  As we approached Murray Bridge I checked in to the Mid South Coast 40 metre Net on 7.065, run by John VK2NJP.  John was strength 9 and gave me a 5/7 signal report.  I also spoke with Ray VK2AX, Joe VK4BYE, and Neil VK4HNS.

Our first stop for the day was at Coonalpyn, a small town about 163 km south east of Adelaide.  The town’s name is derived from the Aboriginal word Coonalpyn, meaning Barren Woman.  Coonalpyn in recent times has come to the attention of tourists due to the artwork on the silos in the town.

We normally stop at the Coonalpyn Silo Cafe for a coffee, but this time we chose to pay another cafe a visit in the town, ‘Waffles and Jaffles’.  And I am very pleased we did.  Not only was the coffee great, but the waffles were absolutely delicious.  It was like a little slice of Belgium in country South Australia.

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Above:- Enjoying waffles at Coonalpyn.

We continued east, and travelled over the State border of South Australia and Victoria, and onto the Western Highway.  Our next stop was Loch lel (Pink Lake), just north west of the town of Dimboola.  And today, the lake was certainly pink.  The pink colour of the water comes from a pigment secreted by microscopic algae. The intensity of the pink varies with the amount of water in the lake.

While at the Pink Lakes, both Marija and I spoke with Andy VK5LA/p who was activating the Swan Reach Conservation Park VKFF-0832.  Andy had a nice 5/9 signal into the mobile.

Marija and I then turned off at Dimboola and travelled out along the Dimboola-Minyip Road, with our first intended activation of the trip being the Barrett Flora & Fauna Reserve VKFF-2264.

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Above:- Map showing the location of the Barrett Flora & Fauna Reserve in western Victoria.  Map courtesy of Protected Planet.

We soon reached the Murra Warra Wind Farm, east of Minyip.  The wind farm is under construction and will feature up to 116 turbines with hardstands.  The height to the tip of the blade at its highest point is up to 220 metres.

A short distance off the Dimboola-Minyip Road, we reached the park.  It was well signposted.

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The Barrett Flora and Fauna Reserve is about 223 hectares in size and is located at the north eastern corner of Dogwood Road and Bolwells Road, Wallup, south of Warracknabeal.  It consists of Buloke Woodlands.  Buloke woodlands are characterised by the buloke tree, which is a leafless casuarina or sheoak tree that grows to about 15m and has twisted branchlets and cones.

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Above: An aerial view of the Barrett Flora and Fauna Reserve, looking north east towards the town of Warracknabeal.  Image courtesy of Google maps

I was unable to find much information on this park on the web.  The Parks Victoria website only shows a map of this park, and no other details.  The park is signposted as a Flora & Fauna Reserve and this is its title in the CAPAD 2016 data, under the category of a Nature Conservation Reserve.  So depending on what map/s you look at, the park may be referred to as a Flora & Fauna Reserve, or a Nature Conservation Reserve.

The eBird website shows that 41 species of native bird have been recorded in the park including Black Honeyeater, Red-rumped parrot, Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater, and Chestnut-rumped Thornbill.

We set up off Dogwood Road.  This was a quiet country road, with plenty of room to pull off the road.  As it was quite a warm day, we set up underneath the shade of a tree.  For this activation we ran the Yaesu FT-857d and the 20/40/80-m linked dipole, supported on a 7 metre telescopic squid pole.  Power output was 10 watts PEP for Marija, and 40 watts for me.

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Above:- The Barrett Flora & Fauna Reserve, showing our operating spot.  Map courtesy of Protected Planet.

This was a unique park for Marija and I as activators, and the very first time that the park had been activated.  First in the log was Andy VK5LA/p who was activating the Swan Reach Conservation Park VKFF-0832.  Marija also logged Andy, before we moved up the band to 7.150.

I called CQ, while Marija placed a spot for me up on parksnpeaks.  Phil VK2HPN called in, followed by Peter VK3PF, Dennis VK2HHA, and then Geoff VK3SQ.  Contact number 10 came 13 minutes into the activation, with a QSO with regular park hunter Ken VK2KYO.  I logged one more station, Alan VK2MG, before swapping the mic with Marija.

Within nine minutes, Marija had 10 contacts in the log, thus qualifying the park for the VKFF (Australian chapter) of the WWFF program.  Marija logged a total of 15 stations from VK2, VK3, VK4, and VK5.

We had both qualified the park for VKFF, so I headed off to the 80m band.  Marija threw up another spot on parksnpeaks and I called CQ on 3.610.  Peter VK3PF was first in the log on 80m, followed by Geoff VK3SQ, Mike VK3MKE, and then Ken VK2KYO.

To conclude the activation I called CQ on 14.310, where I was very pleased to log Stuuie VK8NSB in Darwin.  Ray VK4NH followed, but despite a further 5 minutes of CQ calls I had no further takers on that band.

So with a total of 34 QSOs between the 2 of us, Marija and I packed up and headed off to Minyip.

Marija worked the following stations on 40m SSB:-

  1. VK5LA/p (Swan Reach Conservation Park VKFF-0832)
  2. VK3SQ
  3. VK2KYO
  4. VK3YSP/m
  5. VK3FOWL/m
  6. VK2MTC
  7. VK5FMLO
  8. VK3PF
  9. VK2IO/p
  10. VK3MKE
  11. VK3TKK
  12. VK2FADV
  13. VK4NH
  14. VK4DXA
  15. ZL4TY/VK4

I worked the following stations on 40m SSB:-

  1. VK5LA/p (Swan Reach Conservation Park VKFF-0832)
  2. VK2HPN
  3. VK3PF
  4. VK2HHA
  5. VK3SQ
  6. VK2IO
  7. VK4TJ
  8. VK4/AC8WN
  9. VK4/VE6XT
  10. VK2KYO
  11. VK2MG

I worked the following stations on 80m SSB:-

  1. VK3PF
  2. VK3SQ
  3. VK3MKE
  4. VK2KYO

I worked the following stations on 20m SSB:-

  1. VK8NSB
  2. VK4NH
  3. VK4DXA
  4. ZL4TY/VK4

 

 

References.

Australian Government, 2018, <http://www.environment.gov.au/biodiversity/threatened/publications/buloke-woodlands>, viewed 2nd December 2018

eBird, 2018, <https://ebird.org/pa/hotspot/L2551670?yr=all&m=&rank=mrec>, viewed 2nd December 2018

Cheal, D; Lucas, A; & Macaulay, L, Native Recovery Plan for Buloke Woodlands of the Riverina and Murray Darling Depression Bioregions, 2010.

Renewable Energy Systems, 2018, <http://www.murrawarra-windfarm.com/the-project/project-summary/>, viewed 2nd December 2018

Wikipedia, 2018, <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coonalpyn,_South_Australia>, viewed 2nd December 2018

Trip to Victoria

Marija and I are back home from our 16 day trip around Victoria.  We travelled to Bendigo, Shepparton, Marysville, Sorrento, Williamstown, Geelong, & Hamilton.

We did a lot of sightseeing on the trip, but also played radio.  We were away during the VKFF Activation Weekend, and activated 4 parks on that particular weekend.

We also caught up with Ron VK3JP, Alan VK3ALN, Rod VK3OB, Dallas VK3DJ, Peter VK3ZPF, and Steve VK3NSC.

 

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Some stats from the trip are as follows…..

  • Parks: 36
  • Summits: 8
  • Total QSOs: 1,589
  • Total kms travelled: 3,413

I will slowly start uploading my logs to WWFF Logsearch.

And in the coming weeks I will also add info & photos on each of the activations to my WordPress site.

Thankyou to everyone who called us while we were away.
We hope we were able to give some of the park tragics, some new parks to add to their tally.

And a BIG thankyou to those who took the time to spot us on parksnpeaks, Facebook, etc. Many of the parks we were in, we had no internet coverage.

Below is a summary of our Park & SOTA activities whilst we were away……

Friday 16th November 2018

  • Barrett Flora & Fauna Reserve VKFF-2264
    • VK5FMAZ: 15 QSOs
    • VK5PAS: 19 QSOs
  • Avon Plains Swamp Nature Conservation Reserve VKFF-2257
    • VK5FMAZ: 10 QSOs
    • VK5PAS: 47 QSOs
  • Moliagul Nature Conservation Reserve VKFF-2143
    • VK5PAS: 13 QSOs
  • Mount Moliagul VK3/ VN-024
    • VK5FMAZ: 6 QSOs
    • VK5PAS: 15 QSOs

Saturday 17th November 2018

  • Greater Bendigo National Park VKFF-0623
    • VK5FMAZ: 10 QSOs
    • VK5PAS: 45 QSOs

Sunday 18th November 2018

  • Axedale Flora & Fauna Reserve VKFF-2037
    • VK5FMAZ: 10 QSOs
    • VK5PAS: 45 QSOs
  • Heathcote Graytown National Park VKFF-0624 & Mount Ida VK3/ VU-009
    • VK5FMAZ: 12 QSOs
    • VK5PAS: 54 QSOs
  • Spring Creek Nature Conservation Reserve VKFF-2193
    • VK5PAS: 15 QSOs
  • Costerfield Nature Conservation Reserve VKFF-2071
    • VK5PAS: 17 QSOs
  • Whroo Nature Conservation Reserve VKFF-2229
    • VK5FMAZ: 2 QSOs
    • VK5PAS: 15 QSOs

Monday 19th November 2018

  • Lower Goulburn National Park VKFF-0741
    • VK5FMAZ: 14 QSOs
    • VK5PAS: 24 QSOs
  • Gemmill Swamp Wildlife Reserve VKFF-2318
    • VK5FMAZ: 16 QSOs
    • VK5PAS: 52 QSOs

Tuesday 20th November 2018

  • Arcadia Nature Conservation Reserve VKFF-2036
    • VK5FMAZ: 15 QSOs
    • VK5PAS: 13 QSOs
  • Mount Wombat-Garden Range Flora & Fauna Reserve VKFF-2403 & Mount Wombat VK3/ VU-002
    • VK5FMAZ: 15 QSOs
    • VK5PAS: 45 QSOs
  • Seven Creeks Wildlife Reserve VKFF-2435
    • VK5PAS: 11 QSOs

Wednesday 21st November 2018

  • Mount Gordon VK3/ VN-027
    • VK5FMAZ: 7 QSOs
    • VK5PAS: 25 QSOs
  • Yarra Ranges National Park VKFF-0556
    • VK5FMAZ: 10 QSOs
    • VK5PAS: 14 QSOs
  • Cathedral Range State Park VKFF-0755
    • VK5PAS: 10 QSOs
  • Lake Eildon National Park VKFF-0625
    • VK5FMAZ: 13 QSOs
    • VK5PAS: 50 QSOs
  • Buxton Silver Gum Nature Conservation Reserve VKFF-2058
    • VK5PAS: 20 QSOs

Thursday 22nd November 2018

  • Yarra Ranges National Park VKFF-0556
    • VK5PAS: 9 QSOs
  • Mount Strickland VK3/ VN-030
    • VK5FMAZ: 6 QSOs
    • VK5PAS:  14 QSOs

Friday 23rd November 2018

  • Yarra Ranges National Park VKFF-0556
    • VK5PAS: 21 QSOs
  • Warramate Hills Nature Conservation Reserve VKFF-2224
    • VK5FMAZ: 11 QSOs
    • VK5PAS: 19 QSOs
  • Yellingbo Nature Conservation Reserve VKFF-2244
    • VK5FMAZ: 10 QSOs
    • VK5PAS: 11 QSOs

Saturday 24th November 2018

  • Mornington Peninsula National Park VKFF-0333
    • VK5FMAZ: 20 QSOs
    • VK5PAS: 58 QSOs
  • Main Ridge Nature Conservation Reserve VKFF-2135
    • VK5FMAZ: 15 QSOs
    • VK5PAS: 46 QSOs

Sunday 25th November 2018

  • Mount Martha Nature Conservation Reserve VKFF-2152
    • VK5FMAZ: 12 QSOs
    • VK5PAS: 52 QSOs
  • Point Nepean National Park VKFF-0628
    • VK5FMAZ: 16 QSOs
    • VK5PAS: 45 QSOs

Monday 26th November 2018

  • Arthurs Seat State Park VKFF-070 & Arthurs Seat VK3/ VC-031
    • VK5FMAZ: 11 QSOs
    • VK5PAS: 25 QSOs

Tuesday 27th November 2018

  • Jawbone Flora & Fauna Reserve VKFF-2339
    • VK5FMAZ: 13 QSOs
    • VK5PAS: 12 QSOs
  • Point Cook Coastal Park VKFF-1875
    • VK5FMAZ: 12 QSOs
    • VK5PAS: 51 QSOs

Wednesday 28th November 2018

  • Brisbane Ranges National Park VKFF-0055
    • VK5FMAZ: 10 QSOs
    • VK5PAS: 11 QSOs

Thursday 29th November 2018

  • Inverleigh Nature Conservation Reserve VKFF-2336
    • VK5FMAZ: 10 QSOs
    • VK5PAS: 31 QSOs
  • Cressy Flora Reserve VKFF-2301
    • VK5FMAZ: 13 QSOs
    • VK5PAS: 27 QSOs
  • Lake Rosine Wildlife Reserve VKFF-2362
    • VK5FMAZ: 13 QSOs
    • VK5PAS: 24 QSOs
  • Darlington Common Flora Reserve VKFF-2303
    • VK5FMAZ: 11 QSOs
    • VK5PAS: 48 QSOs

Friday 30th November 2018

  • Mount Rouse VK3/ VS-048
    • VK5FMAZ: 8 QSOs
    • VK5PAS: 15 QSOs
  • Mount Dundas VK3/ VS-045
    • VK5FMAZ: 6 QSOs
    • VK5PAS: 20 QSOs

Saturday 1st December 2018

  • Nigretta Falls Flora Reserve VKFF-2414
    • VK5FMAZ: 11 QSOs
    • VK5PAS: 44 QSOs
  • Wannon Flora Reserve VKFF-2476
    • VK5FMAZ: 14 QSOs
    • VK5PAS: 31 QSOs
  • Peter Francis Points Flora Reserve VKFF-2421
    • VK5FMAZ: 10 QSOs
    • VK5PAS: 10 QSOs
  • Edenhope Flora Reserve VKFF-2311
    • VK5FMAZ: 11 QSOs
    • VK5PAS: 18 QSOs