Cox Scrub Conservation Reserve VKFF-1701

Our third park for Sunday 27th November 2022 was the Cox Scrub Conservation Reserve VKFF-1701. The park is located about 65 km south of the city of Adelaide.

Above:- Map showing the location of the Cox Scrub Conservation Reserve. Map c/o Google maps.

The Cox Scrub Conservation Reserve is located on the eastern side of Bull Creek Road (Meadows-to Goolwa Road).  It is not to be confused with the Cox Scrub Conservation Park which is much larger in size.

Above:- An aerial shot of the Cox Scrub Conservation Reserve showing the boundaries. Image c/o Google Earth.

The majority of the adjacent Conservation Park was previously owned by the late Mr. V. COX of Ashbourne, who preserved the area in a natural state for overwintering his honey bees.  In 1969 the land was purchased from Mr. COX on the condition that he was allowed to keep bees in the park.  This agreement was upheld until he passed away.

Above:- Aerial shot showing the Cox Scrub Conservation Reserve with the Conservation Park in the background. Image c/o Google maps.

The park does not have a sign. There is an overgrown track on the eastern side of the road which is suitable for 4WD only.

Marija and I drove along the 4WD track and found a clearing on the eastern side of the park. 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. VK3MCA/p (Havelock Nature Conservation Reserve VKFF-2107)
  2. VK3BEZ/p (Mullungdung Flora & Fauna Reserve VKFF-2406)
  3. VK3TUN/p (Dalyenong Nature Conservation Reserve VKFF-2075)
  4. VK2VH
  5. VK4AAC
  6. VK5BJE
  7. VK3GJG
  8. VK5KLV/p (Whyalla Conservation Park VKFF-0808)
  9. VK3DL/p (Coradjil Nature Conservation Reserve VKFF-2069)
  10. VK2IO/p (Wollemi National Park VKFF-0544)
  11. VK3BBB/5
  12. VK2CCP/5
  13. VK2OKR/p (Gir-um-bit National Park VKFF-0589)
  14. VK2AUS/p (Gir-um-bit National Park VKFF-0589)
  15. VK7IAN/p (Coningham Nature Recreation Area VKFF-1135)
  16. VK3ZPF/p (Kurth Kiln Regional Park VKFF-0971)
  17. VK2EG/p (Werakata National Park VKFF-0528)
  18. VK3CTM
  19. Vk2DG
  20. VK5HAA
  21. VK5WWW
  22. VK3VIN
  23. VK5FANA
  24. VK3YAR
  25. VK4NH
  26. VK4DXA
  27. VK4FW
  28. VK8MM
  29. VK3SH
  30. VK3UH
  31. VK3CJN

Marija worked the following stations on 20m SSB:-

  1. VK4NH
  2. VK4DXA
  3. VK2IO/p (Wollemi National Park VKFF-0544)
  4. ZL1BQD
  5. VK2MET/p (Tomaree National Park VKFF-0490)
  6. VK1AO/p (Tomaree National Park VKFF-0490)
  7. VK2VW
  8. VK2HFI
  9. ZL1TM
  10. VK4FW
  11. VK8MM
  12. VK7XX
  13. VK7CEJ
  14. VK6JK
  15. VK4UMB
  16. VK7IAN/p (Coningham Nature Recreation Area VKFF-1135)

Marija worked the following stations on 80m SSB:-

  1. VK5HAA
  2. VK5FANA
  3. VK5CZ
  4. VK5WWW

Marija worked the following station on 80m AM:-

  1. VK5HAA

I worked the following stations on 40m SSB:-

  1. VK3MCA/p (Havelock Nature Conservation Reserve VKFF-2107)
  2. VK3BEZ/p (Mullungdung Flora & Fauna Reserve VKFF-2406)
  3. VK3TUN/p (Dalyenong Nature Conservation Reserve VKFF-2075)
  4. VK2VH
  5. VK4AAC
  6. VK5BJE
  7. VK3GJG
  8. VK5KLV/p (Whyalla Conservation Park VKFF-0808)
  9. VK3DL/p (Coradjil Nature Conservation Reserve VKFF-2069)
  10. VK2IO/p (Wollemi National Park VKFF-0544)
  11. VK3BBB/5
  12. VK2CCp/5
  13. VK3DJC
  14. VK3SQ
  15. VK2MOP
  16. VK6MRD
  17. VK3ANL
  18. VK5HAA
  19. VK5CZ
  20. VK2OKR/p (Gir-um-bit National Park VKFF-0589)
  21. VK2AUS/p (Gir-um-bit National Park VKFF-0589)
  22. VK7IAN/p (Coningham Nature Recreation Area VKFF-1135)
  23. VK3ZPF/p (Kurth Kiln Regional Park VKFF-0971)
  24. VK2EG/p (Werakata National Park VKFF-0528)

I worked the following stations on 20m SSB:-

  1. VK4NH
  2. VK4DXA
  3. VK2IO/p (Wollemi National Park VKFF-0544)
  4. ZL1BQD
  5. VK2MET/p (Tomaree National Park VKFF-0490)
  6. VK1AO/p (Tomaree National Park VKFF-0490)
  7. Vk2VW
  8. VK2HFI
  9. ZL1TM
  10. VK4FW
  11. VK8MM
  12. VK7XX
  13. VK7CEJ
  14. VK6JK
  15. VK4UMB
  16. VK7IAN/p (Coningham Nature Recreation Area VKFF-1135)

I worked the following stations on 80m SSB:-

  1. VK5HAA
  2. VK5FANA
  3. VK5CZ
  4. VK5WWW

I worked the following station on 80m AM:-

  1. VK5HAA

With 97 QSOs in the log, and 30 Park to Park contacts, it was time to head across the road to our final park for the day, the Cox Scrub Conservation Park.

References.

  1. Wikipedia, 2023, <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cox_Scrub_Conservation_Park>, viewed 10th January 203.

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