Dahlen Siding silo VK-DHG3

Our third silo for Monday 21st November 2022 was the Dahlen Siding silo VK-DHG3. It is located on the Western Highway about 10km north west of Horsham.

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

Dahlen Siding is a railway siding, with the silos being located between the Western Highway and Plowrights Road.

The Dahlen silos were built in 1951.

Above:- Article from The Horsham Times, Tues 17 July 1951. Image c/o Trove.

We operated from right alongside of the silos, running the Icom IC-7000, 100 watts, and the Codan 9350 self tuning antenna.

During our activation we were hit by heavy rain and hail. As the rain band approached the rain static on the 20m band went up to strength 9.

Marija worked the following station on 20m AM:-

  1. VK4EW

Marija worked the following stations on 20m SSB:-

  1. VK4EW
  2. VK2IO

Marija worked the following station on 15m SSB:-

  1. VK4EW

Marija worked the following stations on 40m SSB:-

  1. VK3PF
  2. VK2MET
  3. VK1AO
  4. VK3SQ
  5. VK2HQ/p (Mimosa Rocks National Park VKFF-0317)

I worked the following stations on 20m SSB:-

  1. VK4EW
  2. VK4KLA
  3. VK2IO

I worked the following stations on 20m AM:-

  1. VK4EW

I worked the following station on 15m SSB:-

  1. VK4EW

I worked the following stations on 40m SSB:-

  1. VK3PF
  2. VK2MET
  3. VK1AO
  4. VK3SQ
  5. VK2HQ/p (Mimosa Rocks National Park VKFF-0317)

References.

  1. Trove, 2023, <https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/page/7074584?searchTerm=dahlen%20siding>, viewed 9th January 2023.

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