Gerang Gurung silo VK-GRU3

Our seventh silo for Monday 21st November 2022 was the Gerang Gurung silo VK-GRU3, located about 351 km north west of the city of Melbourne.

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

Gerang Gerung comes from an aboriginal word jerung meaning a leaf or branch. European pastoralists settled in the area commenced in 1846. During the early 1880s the Junction Hotel was opened. In September 1884 the Gerang State School No 2618 was opened. Following the opening of the railway line in 1887 from Dimboola to Serviceton, a general store, Bible Christian church and a public hall were built.

Nowadays very little remains in Gerang Gerung.

The silo is located in Railway Street.

We operated from directly alongside of the silo and ran the Icom IC-7000, 100 watts, and the Codan 9350 self tuning antenna.

Above:- Map showing the location of Gerang Gerung and the activation zone. Image c/o SiOTA website.

Marija made the following QSOs on 20m SSB:-

  1. VK4KLA
  2. VK4EW
  3. VK4FW
  4. VK8MM
  5. VK2MET
  6. VK1AO

Marija made the following QSOs on 20m AM:-

  1. VK4EW
  2. VK4FW
  3. VK8MM

Marija made the following QSOs on 40m SSB:-

  1. VK3PF
  2. VK2IO

I made the following QSOs on 20m SSB:-

  1. VK4KLA
  2. VK4EW
  3. VK4FW
  4. VK8MM
  5. VK2MET
  6. VK1AO

I made the following QSOs on 20m AM:-

  1. VK4EW
  2. VK4FW
  3. VK8MM

I made the following QSOs on 40m SSB:-

  1. VK3PF
  2. VK2IO
  3. VK4EW

References.

  1. Historic trucks, 2023, <http://historictrucks.blogspot.com/2017/01/place-names-and-their-meanings-of-towns.html>, viewed 9th January 2023.
  2. Victorian Places, 2023, <https://www.victorianplaces.com.au/gerang-gerung>, viewed 9th January 20223.

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