Marija VK5MAZ and I had a terrific time over the weekend (Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th November 2020) for the 2020 VKFF Activation Weekend. The weekend is all about promoting the World Wide Flora Fauna (WWFF) program here in Australia.
Marija and I activated the following parks over the weekend…..
- Encounter Marine Park VKFF-1707
- Scott Conservation Park VKFF-0934
- Myponga Conservation Park VKFF-0921
- Nixon Skinner Conservation Park 0923
We made a total of 435 QSOs on 15, 20, 40, & 80m SSB into VK1, VK2, VK3, VK4, VK5, VK6, VK7, VK8, and New Zealand.
This included 173 Park to Park contacts.
Thank you to all of the park activators and park hunters.
Tough going from the home QTH…
The bands were interesting that weekend. The 40m band was pretty average on Saturday, but much better on Sunday. The 80m band was also poor on Saturday but again good on Sunday. 15m was the surprise band there with quite a few contacts on Sunday.
We found there were small openings on 40m into parts of VK5, but 10-15 minutes later the band would shut down again.