It was now our final day (Saturday 19th November 2022) in Tasmania. We were to drive from Stanley to Devonport, a distance of about 124 km and catch the ferry that evening back to the Australian mainland.
Above:- Map showing our route between Stanley and Devonport. Map c/o google maps.
Our first park activation for the day was the Peggs Beach Conservation Area VKFF-2913, which is located about 16m south of Stanley.
Above:- Map showing the location of Peggs Beach Conservation Area. Map c/o google maps.
Peggs Beach stretches from the southern side of the Black River mouth and curves slightly to the southeast for about 3.5 kilometres.
Peggs Beach takes its name from the Pegg family who grazed stock in the area.
Above:- An aerial view of Peggs Beach Conservation Area. Image c/o Google maps.
There are two campgrounds in the park, at Black River and Peggs Beach.
Birdlife in the park includes White-bellied sea eagles, Wedge-tailed eagles, Striated pardalotes, and Spotted pardalotes. Native mammals include Tasmanian devils, Spotted tail quolls, and wallabies.
Marija and I drove into the Black River campground area and set up in one of the clearings amongst the scrub.
Above:- An aerial shot of the park showing our operating spot. Image c/o Google Earth.
We ran the Yaesu FT857, 40 watts, and the 20/40/80m linked dipole for this activation.
Marija worked the following stations on 40m SSB:-
I worked the following stations on 40m SSB:-
I worked the following stations on 20m SSB:-
- Beach Safe, 2023, <https://beachsafe.org.au/beach/tas/circular-head/black-river/peggs-beach>, viewed 8th January 2023.
- Tasmania Parks & Wildlife Service, 2023, <https://parks.tas.gov.au/explore-our-parks/peggs-beach-conservation-area>, viewed 8th January 2023.