Bordertown East silo VK-BRT5

Our second silo activation on Monday 29th December 2021 was the Bordertown East silo VK-BRT5.

Above:- Map showing the location of Bordertown. Map c/o Google maps

The silo is located on Tatitara Road, just a short distance out of the town of Bordertown. It is run by the company Pilgrim Grain Storage – PGS (SA) Pty Ltd. Pilgrims specialise in the storage of grains including wheat, barley, oats, canola, and beans.

More info can be found at…….

Marija and I spent 45 minutes at the silo and made a total of 31 QSOs. We operated from the vehicle for this activation and ran the Icom IC-7000 and the Codan 9350 self-tuning antenna mounted on the tailgate of the Toyota Hi-Lux.

Our contacts were into VK1, VK2, VK3, VK4, VK5, and VK7.

Marija worked the following stations on 40m SSB:-

  1. VK5FANA
  2. VK3OHM
  3. VK5WG
  4. VK3NFS
  5. VK3PF
  6. VK2DG
  7. VK4NH
  8. VK5IS
  9. VK2BYF/p (Burragorang State Conservation Area VKFF-1292)

I worked the following stations on 40m SSB:-

  1. VK3SQ
  2. VK5WG
  3. VK3OHM
  4. VK5FANA
  5. VK5IS
  6. VK2DG
  7. VK4NH
  8. VK7DM
  9. VK2VW
  10. VK2HFI
  11. VK3IK/m
  12. VK3VIN
  13. VK3EJ
  14. VK3DJC
  15. VK3PF
  16. VK2BYF/p (Burragorang State Conservation Area VKFF-1292)
  17. VK5ZLT
  18. VK3JP
  19. VK5KLV
  20. VK1DI

I worked the following stations on 20m SSB:-

  1. VK2RP
  2. VK2BDR

References.

  1. Pilgrim Grain Storage, 2021, <https://pilgrimsbordertown.com.au/about-us/our-company/>, viewed 7th December 2021.

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