Glenlee Flora and Fauna Reserve VKFF-2323

Our third park for Monday (2nd December 2019) was the Glenlee Flora & Fauna Reserve VKFF-2323.  The park is located about 371 km northwest of the city of Melbourne and about 19 km south of the town of Jeparit.

This was to be another first-time activation for the World Wide Flora & Fauna (WWFFO) program.

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Above:- Map showing the location of the Glenlee Flora & Fauna Reserve.  Map courtesy of Protected Planet.

The Glenlee Flora & Fauna Reserve is a large park comprising about 1,369 acres of remnant scrub which is split into blocks.

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Above:- An aerial shot of the park looking north.  Image courtesy of Google maps.

The park consists of Buloke, Box, Cypress Pine and Sugar Gum.

During our visit to the park, we encounter the resident Hooded Robins and a bird of prey who was being harassed by some smaller birds.

We set up on a track in the northern section of the park.  Our operating equipment was the Yaesu FT-857d and the 20/40/80m linked dipole supported on the 7-metre telescopic squid pole.

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Above:- An aerial shot of the Glenlee Flora & Fauna Reserve showing our operating spot.  Image courtesy of Google Earth.

I kicked off the activation by calling CQ on 7.144.  First in the log was Peter VK3PF, followed by Rob VK2VH, and then Grant VK2LX.  Seven minutes into the activation and I had qualified the park for VKFF with a contact with Ian VK5CZ who has recently become a regular park activator and hunter.

I logged a total of 30 QSOs on 40m from VK2, VK3, VK4, VK5, and VK7.  I then handed over the mic to Marija.

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Marija called CQ on 7.144 and logged John VK5NJ, Adrian VK5FANA, Ian VK5CZ, and then Rob VK2VH.  About five minutes later Marija had qualified the park for VKFF with a contact with regular park hunter Grant VK2LX.

Marija logged a total of 23 stations on 40m before I jumped back into the operator’s chair.

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I logged a further 7 stations before heading off to the 20m band.  I logged a total of 12 stations on 20m from VK2, VK3, VK4, and VK5.  Contact number 44 was with Ray VK4NH.  I then moved to 80m where a number of CQ calls resulted in just the one contact with Ivan VK5HS.

To complete the activation I called CQ on 21.244 on the 15m band where I logged a total of 6 stations from VK2, VK4, VK5, and VK7.

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Marija worked the following stations on 40m SSB:-I worked the following stations on 40m SSB:-

  1. VK5NJ
  2. VK5FANA
  3. VK5CZ
  4. VK2VH
  5. VK4AAC/2
  6. VK5PL
  7. VK3AHR
  8. VK3AZN
  9. VK2PI
  10. VK2LX
  11. VK3UH
  12. VK5KLV
  13. VK7OT
  14. VK3MIJ
  15. VK5WU
  16. VK3PF
  17. VK3SQ
  18. VK4NH
  19. VK4DXA
  20. ZL4TY/VK4
  21. VK5HS
  22. VK5KBJ
  23. VK5JP

I worked the following stations on 40m SSB:-

  1. VK3PF
  2. VK2VH
  3. VK4AAC/2
  4. VK2LX
  5. VK5FANA
  6. VK7OT
  7. VK2IO
  8. VK5LA
  9. VK5HS
  10. VK5CZ
  11. VK4NH
  12. VK4DXA
  13. ZL4TY/VK4
  14. VK2VW
  15. VK5NJ
  16. VK5PL
  17. VK3MCK
  18. VK5WG
  19. VK4FDJL/5
  20. VK3UH
  21. VK3FCMC
  22. VK2YK
  23. VK5FAAH
  24. VK3AHR
  25. VK4TJ
  26. VK4/AC8WN
  27. VK4/VE6XT
  28. VK4SSN
  29. VK3PI
  30. VK3MIJ
  31. VK3SQ
  32. VK5KBJ
  33. VK3BCM
  34. VK3AZN
  35. VK5KLV
  36. VK3KAI
  37. VK3GV

I worked the following stations on 20m SSB:-

  1. VK3PF
  2. VK3KAI
  3. VK3GV
  4. VK5WG
  5. VK5KLV
  6. VK2LX
  7. VK4NH
  8. VK4DXA
  9. ZL4TY/VK4
  10. VK3SQ
  11. VK2IO
  12. VK3EKA

I worked the following station on 80m SSB:-

  1. VK5HS

I worked the following stations on 15m SSB:-

  1. VK7JON
  2. VK4NH
  3. VK4DXA
  4. ZL4TY/VK4
  5. VK2VW
  6. VK5FANA

 

References.

Protected Planet, 2019, <https://www.protectedplanet.net/glenlee-f-f-r-nature-conservation-reserve>, viewed 10th December 2019

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