2019-11-10 Samford Conservation Park (VKFF-1639)

I was supposed to drive back to the Central Coast today. Given the current fire situation, I thought it best to remain until things quiet down a little. This freed me up to do the other park that I meant to do yesterday but couldn't get to. It was a bout a 40 minute drive … Continue reading 2019-11-10 Samford Conservation Park (VKFF-1639)

2019-11-09 Bunyaville Conservation Park (VKFF-1493)

I spent this week working in Brisbane. I had planned to get out in to a couple of parks last Sunday but the drive up the previous day left me too tired. So, today I had planned to do this one and a park near it. A slow day put pay to that plan. I … Continue reading 2019-11-09 Bunyaville Conservation Park (VKFF-1493)

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

2019-06-29 Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park (VKFF-0272) and Berowra Valley National Park (VKFF-1162)

I decided I wanted to head south today, so these two parks were the likely two suspects. Unfortunately, as per what seems to be becoming the norm, I left a lot later than I intended so ended up finishing and packing up in the dark Ku-Ring-gai Chase National Park - VKFF-0272 APRS A decent drive … Continue reading 2019-06-29 Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park (VKFF-0272) and Berowra Valley National Park (VKFF-1162)

Gir-um-bit National Park (VKFF-0589) and Port Stephens – Great Lakes Marine Park (VKFF-1410)

Doing my Google Earth research last night I thought I had hit upon the perfect spot to activate both of these parks from, requiring no movement between activations. What I hadn't planned on was rain. That spot above was on a sandy surface around sea level.  It was marshy and swampy; under about half an … Continue reading Gir-um-bit National Park (VKFF-0589) and Port Stephens – Great Lakes Marine Park (VKFF-1410)