Myponga Conservation Park VKFF-0921

Our second park for Saturday 26th November 2022 was the Myponga Conservation Park, located about 71 km south of the city of Adelaide.

I have activated Myponga Conservation Park on 4 prior occasions, the first being in April 2016.

Above:- Map showing the location of the Myponga Conservation Park. Map c/o Google maps.

On our way to the park we passed the Fleurieu Milk Company who is supplied milk by five local farmers. Myponga has a rich history of dairy farms. During the mid to late 1900s Myponga had about 40 dairy farms.

As we drove up James Track we were rewarded with some nice views of the township of Myponga and the Myponga Reservoir.

The Myponga Conservation Park is about 167 hectares in size. The park first received protected status as the Myponga National park on the 24th day of February 1972. On the 27th day of April 1972 the park was reconstituted as the Myponga Conservation Park.

Above:- An aerial view of the Myponga Conservation Park. Image c/o Google maps.

Access to the Myponga Conservation Park is via James Track. The Heysen walking trail also passes through the park.

Above:- An aerial view of the Myponga Conservation Park. Image c/o Google Earth.

The park consists of several flora habitats including Open Forest Over Wet Heaths in the gullies – messmate stringybark and cup gum over prickly tea-tree and heath tea-tree; Low Very Open Woodland – cup gum and pink gum over cranberry heath and common fringe-myrtle.

Birds SA have recorded a total of 68 bird species in the park including Crescent Honeyeater, New Holland Honeyeater, Australian Golden Whistler, Scarlet Robin, and Grey Shrikethrush.

Marija and I drove down the 4WD track (Heysen trail) and set up on the side of the track. We ran the Yaesu FT857, 40 watts, and the 20/40/80m linked dipole for this activation.

We made a total of 97 QSOs on 20, 40 & 80m SSB. This included 58 Park to Park contacts.

Marija worked the following stations on 40m SSB:-

  1. VK2EG/p (Pulbah Island Nature Reserve VKFF-2705)
  2. VK7FAMP/p (Eaglehawk Bay State Reserve VKFF-1797)
  3. VK3MCA/p (You Yangs Regional Park VKFF-0982)
  4. VK2APC/p (Edmondson Regional Park VKFF-2781)
  5. VK2LP/p (Edmondson Regional Park VKFF-2781)
  6. VK2YAK/p (Copeland Tops State Conservation Area VKFF-1308)
  7. VK4YAK/p (Copeland Tops State Conservation Area VKFF-1308)
  8. VK3BEZ/p (Traralgon South Flora Reserve VKFF-2465)
  9. VK1DI/p (Molonglo Gorge Nature Reserve VKFF-0991)
  10. VK2IO/p (Blue Mountains National Park VKFF-0041)
  11. VK1RF/p (Yatteyattah Nature Reserve VKFF-2779)
  12. VK3BBB
  13. VK2CCP
  14. VK3DL/p (Cooriemungle Creek Flora Reserve VKFF-2299)
  15. VK2MET/p (Tilligerry Nature Reserve VKFF-2740)
  16. VK1AO/p (Tilligerry Nature Reserve VKFF-2740)
  17. VK3VIN
  18. VK2EXA
  19. VK3GH
  20. VK3DFG
  21. VK2VH
  22. VK4AAC
  23. VK3SQ
  24. VK3UH
  25. VK2YK/p (Sandy Creek Conservation Park VKFF-0933)
  26. VK3CWF
  27. VK2TER/p (Wamberal Lagoon Nature Reserve VKFF-2013)
  28. VK3ABI
  29. VK3ZPF
  30. VK2MET/p (Tilligerry Nature Reserve VKFF-2740)
  31. VK1AO/p (Tilligerry Nature Reserve VKFF-2740)
  32. VK5PL
  33. VK5ZSA
  34. VK3APJ/p (Ararat Hills Regional Park VKFF-0958)
  35. VK3ANL/p (Greswell Hill Nature Conservation Reserve VKFF-2104)
  36. VK3AMO
  37. VK3ZK/p (Gippsland Lakes Coastal Park VKFF-0747)
  38. VK5CZ
  39. VK3ADX
  40. VK5GA/p (Sandy Creek Conservation Park VKFF-0933)
  41. VK3MCA/p (Brisbane Ranges National Park VKFF-0055)
  42. VK1RF/p (Narrawallee Creek Nature Reserve VKFF-1979)
  43. VK4FW/p (Tinana Island Conservation Park VKFF-1659)
  44. VK8MM/p (Tinana Island Conservation Park VKFF-1659)

Marija worked the following stations on 80m SSB:-

  1. VK5FANA
  2. VK2YK/p (VKFF-0933)

Marija worked the following stations on 20m SSB:-

  1. VK2LEE
  2. VK4NH
  3. VK4DXA
  4. ZL1TM
  5. VK3ANL/p (Greswell Hill Nature Conservation Reserve VKFF-2104)

I worked the following stations on 40m SSB:-

  1. VK2EG/p (Pulbah Island Nature Reserve VKFF-2705)
  2. VK7FAMP/p (Eaglehawk Bay State Reserve VKFF-1797)
  3. VK7PAL
  4. VK3MCA/p (You Yangs Regional Park VKFF-0982)
  5. VK2APC/p (Edmondson Regional Park VKFF-2781)
  6. VK2LP/p (Edmondson Regional Park VKFF-2781)
  7. VK2YAK/p (Copeland Tops State Conservation Area VKFF-1308)
  8. VK4YAK/p (Copeland Tops State Conservation Area VKFF-1308)
  9. VK3BEZ/p (Traralgon South Flora Reserve VKFF-2465)
  10. VK1DI/p (Molonglo Gorge Nature Reserve VKFF-0991)
  11. VK2IO/p (Blue Mountains National Park VKFF-0041)
  12. VK1RF/p (Yatteyattah Nature Reserve VKFF-2779)
  13. VK3BBB
  14. VK2CCP
  15. VK3UH
  16. VK3TBR
  17. VK5HAA
  18. VK3SQ
  19. VK4NH
  20. VK4DXA
  21. VK3PWG
  22. VK3DL/p (Cooriemungle Creek Flora Reserve VKFF-2299)
  23. VK2MET/p (Tilligerry Nature Reserve VKFF-2740)
  24. VK1AO/p (Tilligerry Nature Reserve VKFF-2740)
  25. VK3VIN
  26. VK2YK/p (Sandy Creek Conservation Park VKFF-0933)
  27. VK2TER/p (Wamberal Lagoon Nature Reserve VKFF-2013)
  28. VK2MET/p (Tilligerry Nature Reserve VKFF-2740)
  29. VK1AO/p (Tilligerry Nature Reserve VKFF-2740)
  30. VK5ZSA
  31. VK3APJ/p (Ararat Hills Regional Park VKFF-0958)
  32. VK3ANL/p (Greswell Hill Nature Conservation Reserve VKFF-2104)
  33. VK3AMO
  34. VK3ZK/p (Gippsland Lakes Coastal Park VKFF-0747)
  35. VK5CZ
  36. VK3ADX
  37. VK5GA/p (Sandy Creek Conservation Park VKFF-0933)
  38. VK3GP/p (Ararat Hills Regional Park VKFF-0958)
  39. VK3DJC
  40. VK3MCA/p (Brisbane Ranges National Park VKFF-0055)
  41. VK1RF/p (Narrawallee Creek Nature Reserve VKFF1979)
  42. VK4FW/p (Tinana Island Conservation Park VKFF-1659)
  43. VK8MM/p (Tinana Island Conservation Park VKFF-1659)
  44. VK7IAN/p (Wellington Park Conservation Area  VKFF-2932)

I worked the following stations on 80m SSB:-

  1. VK2YK/p (Sandy Creek Conservation Park VKFF-0933)

I worked the following stations on 20m SSB:-

  1. VK3ANL/p (Greswell Hill Nature Conservation Reserve VKFF-2104)

References.

  1. Birds SA, 2023, <https://birdssa.asn.au/location/myponga-conservation-park/>, viewed 9th January 2023.
  2. Fleurieu Milk Company, 2023, <https://www.fleurieumilkco.com.au/myponga-one-of-the-best-for-dairy-farming/>, viewed 9th January 2023.
  3. Wikipedia, 2023, <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myponga_Conservation_Park>, viewed 9th January 2023.

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