THANK YOU to everyone who took part in yesterdays VKFF Team Championship.
Marija VK5FMAZ and I entered into the “2 ops/single tx/40 & 80m/wire antenna/100w or less” category. Our team name was ‘The Walky Talkies’.
We travelled to the Swan Reach area (about 145 km from home) and activated three parks:-
- Swan Reach Conservation Park VKFF-0832
- Ridley Conservation Park VKFF-0932
- Marne Valley Conservation Park VKFF-0906
We had a late start (2.15 p.m. local time on-air), as we did a lot of ‘touristy’ stops on the way up, and had a great meal for lunch at the Swan Reach Hotel.
We found band conditions to be very challenging. There were long periods of calling CQ with no takers, huge QSB issues, very loud static crashes, and of course the contest traffic from the CQ WW Contest.
In the end, we made a total of 157 QSOs on 40m & 80m SSB. This included 43 Park to Park contacts.
I will finalise the results in the next week or two.
Again, thanks to everyone who took part. I hope you had fun.