New Years 2016 Sota Activation VK3/VC-007 Mt Macedon

We didn’t go away for the Xmas break this year to Thredbo as we normally do and that meant a much quieter SOTA period for us. I had suggested to Christine we do something for the new years day change over, but my kids weren’t as excited. We didn’t even see in the previous nights new years. We went for a swim in Anglesea new years eve down the coast and stopped in Geelong for the 9pm kids fireworks on the way home, and were asleep by 11pm.

So New years day the kids were awake at a reasonable time and we all pilled into the car and set off for Mt Macedon. We cut the arrival time a little fine but were set up and going just before the Changeover time and made a handful of contacts pre and post the new day. The sun had released some pretty intense solar flares that created some impressive new years aurora, but this also meant the bands were in a pretty poor shape, contacts were very hard! And to top it all off, I only took one photo.

After the line of operators had dried up, we packed up and went for a walk to the lookout/cross, by this stage the carpark and area was getting busy with tourists, so we headed back down the mountain and home. Thanks to all those we worked.

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Christens logs.

Date:31/Dec/2015 Summit:VK3/VC-007 (Mt Macedon) Call Used:VK3FCEK Points: 6 Bonus: 0

Time Call Band Mode Notes
23:38z VK3PF 7MHz SSB thanks peter
23:40z VK7NWT 7MHz SSB
23:40z VK1EM 7MHz SSB thanks mark
23:41z VK3ANL 7MHz SSB thanks nick
23:50z VK7TW 7MHz SSB

Date:01/Jan/2016 Summit:VK3/VC-007 (Mt Macedon) Call Used:VK3FCEK Points: 6 Bonus: 0

Time Call Band Mode Notes
00:17z VK2QR 7MHz SSB
00:19z VK5PAS 7MHz SSB thanks paul
00:23z VK3ANL 7MHz SSB thanks nick
00:26z VK2YK 7MHz SSB thanks adam
00:37z VK3AGD 7MHz SSB thanks adam
00:40z VK3FOWL 7MHz SSB thanks julie

And My Activation

Date:31/Dec/2015 Summit:VK3/VC-007 (Mt Macedon) Call Used:VK3BQ Points: 6 Bonus: 0

Time Call Band Mode Notes
23:31z VK5FANA 7MHz SSB
23:35z VK2YW 7MHz SSB
23:36z VK7CW 7MHz SSB
23:37z VK3CAT 7MHz SSB thanks tony
23:37z VK5IS 7MHz SSB
23:42z VK3HRA 7MHz SSB thanks allan
23:43z VK3ARR 7MHz SSB thanks andrew
23:43z VK2IO 7MHz SSB thanks ian
23:48z VK7TW 7MHz SSB thanks
23:55z VK2YK 7MHz SSB thanks adam
23:56z VK3AGD 7MHz SSB thanks adam
23:59z VK5PAS 7MHz SSB thanks paul

Date:01/Jan/2016 Summit:VK3/VC-007 (Mt Macedon) Call Used:VK3BQ Points: 6 Bonus: 0

Time Call Band Mode Notes
00:01z VK5PAS 7MHz SSB thanks paul
00:06z VK3PI 144MHz FM thanks mark
00:07z VK3AV 144MHz FM thanks bernard
00:13z VK1AD 7MHz SSB thanks andrew
00:14z VK2QR 7MHz SSB thanks rob
00:14z VK3MCD 7MHz SSB thanks brian
00:22z VK3ANL 7MHz SSB thanks nick
00:25z VK2YK 7MHz SSB thanks adam
00:27z VK3ARR 7MHz SSB thanks andrew
00:28z VK3HRA 7MHz SSB thanks allen
00:29z VK3AFW 7MHz SSB thanks ron
00:31z VK3JAP 7MHz SSB
00:32z VK1VIC 7MHz SSB
00:35z VK3AGD 7MHz SSB thanks adam
00:43z VK3YSP 7MHz SSB thanks joe
00:43z VK3FOWL 7MHz SSB thanks julie

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