Sota Activation – VK3/VW-022 Mt Arapiles 2015

We are visiting Chrsitines parents for easter, they live in horsham in western Victoria, i was able to sneak out for a couple of hours to play and make a Sota Activation. I asked the family if they wanted to come, but they all voted to stay home. Mt Arapiles is around 30km west of horsham and a popular rock climbing mountain.

With the family bailing out on the trip, i was able to leave a bit earlier than I had expected, but it didn’t allow me time to arrive and setup before the UTC day change over. I arrived in the carpark around 10:50am, and walked up the short steps to the summit and set up away from the visiting tourists who walked up to the lookout through the day.

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I set up the dipole using a tree as the centre mount and called CQ, a number of people were out and about working sota over the easter holiday and the band was busy.

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Given the family hadnt wanted to come with me, I didn’t really have a time limit and was able to spend 3hrs working contacts and other summits, chatting with some friend on our club HF chat frequency and just playing radio in the sun! A loverly sunny autumn day in western Victoria, low 20’s and sunny.

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In all I made 59 contacts, including 10 Summit to Summit Contacts, I was also informed that this location was a new VKFF-765 park. Thanks to everyone who popped up and I was able to work.

Date:04/Apr/2015 Summit:VK3/VW-022 (Mt Arapiles) Call Used:VK3BQ Points: 1 Bonus: 0

Time Call Band Mode Notes
00:11z VK3XDM/7 7MHz SSB THANKS
00:13z VK3MRG 7MHz SSB THANKS MARSHALL
00:15z VK3YSP 7MHz SSB THANKS JOE
00:15z VK3FOWL 7MHz SSB THANKS JULIE
00:19z VK3NRG 7MHz SSB THANKS
00:20z VK5EE 7MHz SSB THANKS
00:20z VK5IS 7MHz SSB THANKS IAN
00:21z VK1NAM/2 7MHz SSB THANKS ANDREW
00:21z VK1RX/2 7MHz SSB THANKS
00:22z VK3EK 7MHz SSB THANKS ROBBIE
00:23z VK1MA 7MHz SSB THANKS MATT
00:23z VK3TCX 7MHz SSB THANKS
00:23z VK3LED 7MHz SSB THANKS
00:24z VK3CAB 7MHz SSB THANKS TONY
00:25z VK3MEG 7MHz SSB THANKS STEVE
00:26z VK2LX 7MHz SSB THANKS GRANT
00:26z VK5PAS 7MHz SSB THANKS PAUL
00:27z VK3PF 7MHz SSB THANKS PETER
00:27z VK3ETC/5 7MHz SSB THANKS
00:28z VK3TKK 7MHz SSB THANKS PETER
00:28z VK3AFW 7MHz SSB THANKS RON
00:29z VK3FPSR 7MHz SSB THANKS PETER
00:30z VK3DAC 7MHz SSB THANKS FRED
00:30z VK3OF 7MHz SSB THANKS REX
00:31z VK3ANL 7MHz SSB THANKS NICK VKFF-740
00:31z VK3CAT 7MHz SSB THANKS TONY
00:32z VK3WE 7MHz SSB THANKS
00:32z VK5FLEX 7MHz SSB THANKS PETER
00:33z VK5FANA 7MHz SSB THANKS ADRIAN
00:34z VK2IO 7MHz SSB THANKS
00:35z VK3AGD 7MHz SSB THANKS
00:38z VK5CZ 7MHz SSB THANKS
00:40z VK1DI 7MHz SSB THAKNS
00:43z VK2LAX 7MHz SSB THANKS
00:44z VK2IO 7MHz SSB THANKS
01:01z VK2OL 7MHz SSB THANKS OWEN
01:05z VK3YY 7MHz SSB THANKS GLENN
01:07z VK3OHM 7MHz SSB THANKS MARC
01:13z VK2VOO 7MHz SSB THANKS
01:16z VK2YK 7MHz SSB THANKS ADAM
01:21z VK3KAB 7MHz SSB THANKS KEVIN
01:27z VK3MJM 7MHz SSB THANKS
01:27z VK2UH 7MHz SSB THANKS
01:28z VK3KIS 7MHz SSB THANKS
01:30z VK3FAVI 7MHz SSB THANKS
01:31z VK3JP 7MHz SSB THANKS
01:34z VK5WG 7MHz SSB THANKS
01:34z VK7HKN 7MHz SSB THANKS
01:56z VK3FCEK 144MHz FM THANKS CHRISTINE
02:03z VK3VTH/5 7MHz SSB THANKS VKFF-372
02:06z VK3PF 7MHz SSB THANKS PETER VKFF-747
02:07z VK3PI 7MHz SSB THANKS MARK
02:28z VK4FFAB 21MHz SSB THANKS
02:40z VK3FQSO 7MHz SSB THANKS AMANDA
02:41z VK3FMPB 7MHz SSB THANKS
02:43z VK3ARR 7MHz SSB THANKS ANDREW
02:45z VK3XY 7MHz SSB THANKS DEREK
02:47z VK3ALA 7MHz SSB THANKS KEN
02:50z VK3CRG 7MHz SSB THANKS CRAIG

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