2019-10-26 VKFF Team Challenge – Munmorah SCA (VKFF-1361)

That time of year again. VKFF Team Challenge! Again I joined forces with Gerard (VK2IO). This year we entered as The QRParktivators. As the name implies, we did QRP again. The advantage about that is that we can get away with being relatively close geographically without interfering too badly, as long as if we are … Continue reading 2019-10-26 VKFF Team Challenge – Munmorah SCA (VKFF-1361)

2019-08-17,18 RD Contest – Bouddi National Park (VKFF-0049)

The Remembrance Day Contest is one of the biggest contests on the Australia/New Zealand calendar. The only question that I had was where was I going to activate from; keeping in mind that I'm also trying to increase repeat activations in some local parks to go for the Boomerang Award (5 parks with 5activations; consecutive … Continue reading 2019-08-17,18 RD Contest – Bouddi National Park (VKFF-0049)

2019-07-20 Brisbane Water National Park (VKFF-0056) Trans-Tasman Low Band Contest

OK this one is a little late getting typed up. I've been having fun participating in contests so I decided to do the Trans-Tasman Low Band contest last Saturday. I also took the opportunity to make my fifth qualifying activation at Brisbane Water National Park to add it to the list for the Boomerang Award … Continue reading 2019-07-20 Brisbane Water National Park (VKFF-0056) Trans-Tasman Low Band Contest

2019-03-16 Brisbane Water National Park (VKFF-0056) John Moyle Memorial Field Day

I had long wanted to activate for the John Moyle Memorial Field Day from a park. I wanted to find a spot with a good takeoff that wasn't too far from home. Previously I'd activated VKFF-0056 from Somersby Falls, and while that was a nice spot and propagation was OK, it really was down in … Continue reading 2019-03-16 Brisbane Water National Park (VKFF-0056) John Moyle Memorial Field Day

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

2018-10-27 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

2018-08-11/12 RD Contest – Mt Bouddi

Well that was an interesting weekend. I combined the RD contest with activating a park that I had previously qualified, thinking that it would be an excellent place for doing the contest only with 5 watts. Unfortunately while I brought the camera I managed to leave its SD card at home so no decent photos. … Continue reading 2018-08-11/12 RD Contest – Mt Bouddi