The other day i had some work in Albury/Wodonga. This is a very long day, with near on 8hrs of driving, though I did manage to sneak in 45mins for lunch and a Sota activation on Huon Hill, on the edge of Wodonga. VK3/VE-237.
Huon Hill has a road to the top, you enter through some farm land and follow the road towards the summit. I drove up the hill and parked the car near the dip, walked down the hill to make sure I was outside the zone before turning around and walking up the short track to the top and the lookouts.
The hill was empty, so I set myself up in one of the lookout sections, Velcroed the squid pole and ran out the dipole. My cheap and nasty dipole repair seems to have worked, the power of hot melt glue! No other “improvements” however my new second hand replacement microphone worked!
19 contacts in a short period of time before I had to pack up and get back to work! Conditions were good with everyone very strong, so much for the CME and its affects on the band!. Thanks to all who worked me.
This is a very pretty summit, with views of wodonga, the kiewa valley, lake hume and back into Albury.
Date:12/Sep/2014 Summit:VK3/VE-237 (Huon Hill) Call Used:VK3BQ Points: 1 Bonus: 0
|05:12z||VK3MCD||7MHz||SSB||59/59 thanks Brian|
|05:12z||VK2GAZ||7MHz||SSB||58/58 thanks Gary|
|05:13z||VK3YY||7MHz||SSB||59/59 thanks glenn|
|05:14z||VK3FPSR||7MHz||SSB||59/59+ thanks Peter|
|05:16z||VK1DI||7MHz||SSB||59/59 thanks Ian|
|05:17z||VK3EK||7MHz||SSB||59/59 thanks ernie|
|05:17z||VK3PAS||7MHz||SSB||59/55 thanks Paul|
|05:19z||VK3CAT||7MHz||SSB||31/56 thanks Tony|
|05:19z||VK3PF||7MHz||SSB||59/59 thanks Peter|
|05:21z||VK3FQSO||7MHz||SSB||59/58 thanks Amanda|
|05:23z||VK3DAC||7MHz||SSB||59/59 thanks fred|
|05:24z||VK1MBE/4||7MHz||SSB||44/54 S2S thanks Andrew|
|05:25z||VK3AMX||7MHz||SSB||59/57 thanks Alex|
|05:28z||VK3OHM||7MHz||SSB||59/59 thanks Marc|
|05:29z||VK1MA||7MHz||SSB||59/59 thanks Matt|
|05:31z||VK5NQP||7MHz||SSB||59/58 thanks David|
|05:32z||VK3AFW||7MHz||SSB||59/59 thanks Ron|