VK100AF in May 2021

On Thursday 6th day of May and Friday 7th day of May 2021, Marija and I had the special call of VK100AF for 2 days.

Over the 2 day period we operated from both at home and out in the field. This included an activation for the Summits on the Air (SOTA) program, and two park activations for the World Wide Flora Fauna (WWFF) program and the VK5 National & Conservation Parks Award.

All up we made a total of 282 QSOs on 15, 20, 40, & 80m SSB.

  • 15m……….2 QSOs
  • 20m……….88 QSOs
  • 40m……….146 QSOs
  • 80m……….46 QSOs

The graph below shows our contacts per band.

Above:- Graph showing our contacts on each band.

The map below shows our contacts around the world over the 2 day period. We worked 22 different DXCC.

Unfortunately on Sunday afternoon, right in the middle of a pile up, I had significant equipment failure. After an hour or more of trouble shooting, I found that it was an issue with the cable from the tuner to my antenna/transceiver switch. By the time I had found and fixed the problem, the 20m band had closed. Oh well. I still managed to log the following DXCC entities:-

  • Asiatic Russia
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • England
  • European Russia
  • Germany
  • Finland
  • France
  • Hawaii
  • Indonesia
  • Italy
  • Malta
  • New Zealand
  • Poland
  • Romania
  • South Africa
  • Ukraine
  • USA

Our SOTA activation was at Mount Lofty VK5/ SE-005 which is located within the Cleland Conservation Park 5CP-042 & VKFF-778. We made a total of 48 QSOs on 20, 40, & 80m SSB into VK1, VK2, VK4, VK4, VK5, VK6, VK7, and New Zealand.

Our second park activation for the day was at the Kyeema Conservation Park 5CP-107 & VKFF-0826 where we made a total of 48 QSOs into VK2, VK3, VK4, VK5, VK6, VK7, and Indonesia.

THANKS to everyone who called.

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