Building a 10m Coaxial Vertical for home

Given some of the activity that I'm seeing on 10m, last night I went to build a quick and dirty 10m vertical dipole but found I was lacking a couple of the bits that I wanted, so given that I was going to ave to buy some things anyway, I decided to make something a … Continue reading Building a 10m Coaxial Vertical for home

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2018-12-09 Cockle Bay Nature Reserve

I was looking through the list of parks in order of distance from where I live and noticed that I had not done VKFF-1908. It's not in an ideal location being right down on the water with the hills above Gosford not too far away, but I decided to tick it off the list. So … Continue reading 2018-12-09 Cockle Bay Nature Reserve

2018-11-25 Tea Tree Picnic Area (Munmorah State Conservation Area – VKFF-1361)

After yesterdays effort I was pretty tired this morning, but I had made some commitments. First to take my son out to breakfast and second that I'd activate another park today. Well, I got back from breakfast around 10am, and said "I just need to lie down for a moment". The next thing I knew, … Continue reading 2018-11-25 Tea Tree Picnic Area (Munmorah State Conservation Area – VKFF-1361)

2018-11-24 Watagans National Park (VKFF-0522) – Monkey Face Lookout

Wow, what a day. Today was the first day of both the VKFF activation weekend and the VHF/UHF Field Day. I decided to head up to Monkey Face Lookout in the Watagans National Park to participate. It was about a 45 minute drive drive from home, up the M1, on to Freemans Drive, Mount Faulk … Continue reading 2018-11-24 Watagans National Park (VKFF-0522) – Monkey Face Lookout

2018-11-22 Three parks in a day – Wyrrabalong (VKFF-0550), Munmorah (VKFF-1361) and Brisbane Water (VKFF-0056)

Wyrrabalong - VKFF-0550 I decided to today to see if I could get three or four "quick fire" parks done. Looking at the forecast yesterday, I noted only a 5% chance of rain. What I didn't notice was the high winds. I also forgot about turning on APRS, so we don't have the travel maps. … Continue reading 2018-11-22 Three parks in a day – Wyrrabalong (VKFF-0550), Munmorah (VKFF-1361) and Brisbane Water (VKFF-0056)

2018-10-27 Wyrrabalong National Park – VKFF Team Challenge

Gerard and I teamed up for the VKFF Team Challenge this year and headed back to Wyrrabalong National Park (VKFF-0550) for the event. This was actually the first park that I activated in my WWFF participation. I was watching his progress coming up from Sydney (Gerard does APRS on 30m from his vehicle) and as … Continue reading 2018-10-27 Wyrrabalong National Park – VKFF Team Challenge