Mount Magnificent Conservation Park VKFF-0916

Our second park for Sunday 27th November 2022 was the Mount Magnificent Conservation Park VKFF-0916. The park is located about 64 km (by road) south of the city of Adelaide.

I have activated Mount Magnificent a number of times previously.

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

The park is bounded to the west by the Blackfellows Creek Road and to the east by Mount Magnificent Road. The Heysen trail passes through the park.

Above:- An aerial view of the park showing the park boundaries. Image c/o Google Earth.

The park was previously known as the Mount Magnificent National Park when it was gazetted on the 10th day of August 1967. On the 27th day of April 1972, it was reconstituted as the Mount Magnificent Conservation Park.

Mount Magnificent Conservation Park is 90 hectares (220 acres) in size. The summit of Mount Magnificent which rises 380 metres above sea level can be found in the park.

Above:- An aerial view of the Mt Magnificent CP. Image c/o Google maps

Mount Magnificent Conservation Park conserves remnant land which was left virtually untouched by landowners due to the steep terrain and rocky outcrops in the area. The park has Stringybark low open forest various eucalypts, and banksia.

There are some magnificent views to be enjoyed from the park of the southern coast, the Coorong, Lake Alexandrina and Lake Albert.

Marija and I set up alongside the park sign on Mount Magnificent Road. We ran the Yaesu FT857, 40 watts, and the 20/40/80m linked dipole.

We made a total of 76 QSOs, including 21 Park to Park contacts.

Marija worked the following stations on 40m SSB:-

  1. VK3BEZ/p (Herb Guyatt Flora Reserve VKFF-2329)
  2. VK5HS
  3. VK5LA
  4. VK3CJN
  5. VK2IO/p (Parr State Conservation Area VKFF-1370)
  6. VK2MET/p (Worimi National Park VKFF-0614)
  7. VK1AO/p (Worimi National Park VKFF-0614)
  8. VK3GJG/p (Bunyip State Park VKFF-0753)
  9. VK3BBB
  10. VK2CCP
  11. VK2VH
  12. VK4AAC
  13. VK3TKK/p (Organ Pipes National Park VKFF-0627)
  14. VK3BEZ/p (Sale Common Nature Conservation Reserve VKFF-2431)
  15. VK5DW
  16. VK5KLV/p (Whyalla Conservation Park VKFF-0808)
  17. VK5HAA
  18. VK3SQ
  19. VK3AMO
  20. VK5MRD
  21. VK5AKR/m
  22. VK3OAK/p (Chiltern-Mount Pilot National Park VKFF-0620)

Marija worked the following stations on 80m SSB:-

  1. VK5HAA
  2. VK5CZ
  3. VK5KLV/p (Whyalla Conservation Park VKFF-0808)

I worked the following stations on 40m SSB:-

  1. VK3BEZ/p (Herb Guyatt Flora Reserve VKFF-2329)
  2. VK5HS
  3. VK5LA
  4. VK3CJN
  5. VK2IO/p (Parr State Conservation Area VKFF-1370)
  6. VK2MET/p (Worimi National Park VKFF-0614)
  7. VK1AO/p (Worimi National Park VKFF-0614)
  8. VK3GJG/p (Bunyip State Park VKFF-0753)
  9. VK3BBB
  10. VK2CCP
  11. VK2VH
  12. VK4AAC
  13. VK5FANA
  14. VK3GRX
  15. VK3UH
  16. VK5BJE
  17. VK2EXA
  18. VK5KVA
  19. VK5VST
  20. VK5MRD
  21. VK5HYZ
  22. VK2TRL
  23. VK3TKK/p (Organ Pipes National Park VKFF-0627)
  24. VK5FB
  25. VK5HAA
  26. VK5KLV/p (Whyalla Conservation Park VKFF-0808)
  27. VK2LEE
  28. VK5CZ
  29. VK3NBL
  30. VK5PL
  31. VK3SQ
  32. VK3BEZ/p (Sale Common Nature Conservation Reserve VKFF-2431)
  33. VK3CWF
  34. VK5DW
  35. VK3OAK/p (Chiltern-Mount Pilot National Park VKFF-0620)

I worked the following stations on 20m SSB:-

  1. VK4NH
  2. VK4DXA
  3. VK4TJ
  4. VK2LEE
  5. VK4MUD
  6. VK2VW
  7. VK2HFI
  8. VK4HNS
  9. VK6NU
  10. VK5HAA
  11. VK4SMA/p (The Palms National Park VKFF-0485)
  12. VK7XX

I worked the following stations on 80m SSB:-

  1. VK5HAA
  2. VK5CZ
  3. VK5JAK
  4. VK5KLV/p (Whyalla Conservation Park VKFF-0808)

It was off to our third park for the day, the Cox Scrub Conservation Reserve, not far from our home.

References.

  1. National Parks and Wildlife Service, 2023, <https://www.parks.sa.gov.au/parks/mount-magnificent-conservation-park>, viewed 10th January 2023.
  2. Wikipedia, 2023, <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Magnificent_Conservation_Park>, viewed 10th January 2023.

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