Vectis silo VK-VCS3

Our second silo for Monday 21st November 2022 was the Vectis silo VK-VCS3, located just off the Wimmera Highway in western Victoria, about 15 km west of Horsham.

Above:- Map showing the location of Vectis, Victoria. Map c/o Google maps.

The rural locality of Vectis was named after the Vectis pastoral run which was taken up in 1844 by James and Alexander Wilson. By the early 1870’s a number of Prussian Lutheran settlers took up farm selections in the area. In 1875 the Zion Lutheran church was erected. Schools were also established between 1876 to 1878. In 1887, the railway line between Horsham and Noradjuha was opened and a railway station existed at Vectis.

The Vectis silos are working silos, operated by Shannon Bros, a family owned and operated commercial grain storage, export packing and logistics company. They have two grain receival and export packing sites, one of which is Vectis.

We operated from the 4WD for this activation on Geodetic Road, adjacent to the silo. We used the Icom IC-7000, 100 watts, and the Codan 9350 self tuning antenna.

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

Marija worked the following stations on 40m SSB:-

  1. VK3PF
  2. VK5LN
  3. VK2IO

Marija worked the following stations on 20m SSB:-

  1. VK2MET
  2. VK1AO
  3. VK4EW

I worked the following stations on 40m SSB:-

  1. VK3PF
  2. VK5LN
  3. VK2IO

I worked the following stations on 20m SSB:-

  1. VK2MET
  2. VK1AO
  3. VK4EW
  4. VK4KUS

I worked the following station on 20m AM:-

  1. VK4EW

References.

  1. Shannon Bros, 2023, <https://www.shannonbros.com.au/>, viewed 9th January 2023.
  2. Victorian Places, 2023, <https://www.victorianplaces.com.au/vectis>, viewed 9th January 2023.

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