Tatlows Beach Conservation Area VKFF-2921

After packing up at Stanley (18th November 2022) we drove to the Tatlows Beach Conservation Area VKFF-2921.

Above:- Map showing the location of Tatlows Beach Conservation Area. Map c/o Google maps.

Tatlows Beach is about 4.5 km in length.

Above:- An aerial view of the Tatlows Beach Conservation Area. Image c/o Google maps.

It was named in honour of the Tatlow family who ran a coach service to Stanley and Smithton. For many years the only link that settlers had to the north west of Tasmania was via Tatlows coaches which was established by Charles Tatlow (b. 1858. d. 1938).

The Tatlow Coach business grew to the point that he had over 200 horses. It was reported that the Postal Department gave Tatlow 60 pounds as a thankyou for his good work in the carrying of mail bags over the years.

Above:- Tatlow’s coach service. Image c/o Stanley Discovery Museum Facebook site.

There is a nice walk from the gate down to the beachfront.

We parked our 4WD at a gate on the Stanley Highway and walked a short distance into the park and set up on the side of a walking track.

Above:- An aerial view showing the Tatlows Beach Conservation Area. 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:-

  1. VK3VIN
  2. VK2HHA
  3. VK3GRX
  4. VK3BWS
  5. VK2MET
  6. VK1AO
  7. VK7DW
  8. VK2EXA
  9. VK2VH
  10. VK4AAC
  11. VK3AFW
  12. VK3PMV/p (SOTA VK3/ VC-033)

I worked the following stations on 40m SSB:-

  1. VK3VIN
  2. VK2HHA
  3. VK3GRX
  4. VK3BWS
  5. VK2MET
  6. VK1AO
  7. VK7DW
  8. VK2EXA
  9. VK2VH
  10. VK4AAC
  11. VK3AFW
  12. VK2MOP
  13. VK3AMO
  14. VK3UAO
  15. VK3YUN
  16. VK7OT
  17. VK3SQ
  18. VK5AYL
  19. VK7XX
  20. ZL3RIK
  21. VK3EJ
  22. VK2IO
  23. VK3PF/m
  24. VK2VW
  25. VK2HFI
  26. VK3CJN
  27. VK1DI
  28. VK3UH
  29. VK4FW
  30. VK8MM
  31. VK3PDC
  32. VK3PMV/p (SOTA VK3/ VC-033)
  33. VK7ALB
  34. VK7WY
  35. VK3SMW
  36. VK3UCD
  37. VK3BEL
  38. VK7AN
  39. VK4NN
  40. VK4DXA

I worked the following stations on 20m SSB:-

  1. VK4HAT
  2. VK4MGL
  3. VK4TJ
  4. VK7XX
  5. ZL1TM
  6. KG5CIK
  7. VK2MET
  8. VK1AO

We packed up and headed back into Stanley and freshened up and headed to Herseys Seafood restaurant in Stanley.

References.

  1. Beach Safe, 2023, <https://beachsafe.org.au/beach/tas/circular-head/stanley/tatlows-beach>, viewed 8th January 2023.
  2. Trove, 2023, <https://trove.nla.gov.au/>, viewed 8th January 2023.
  3. Where in Tasmania?, Dennison , C.J. July 2003.

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