Combined Marramarra NP and Canoelands SOTA Activation 26 Sep 2015

Canoelands VK2/SY-001 is a SOTA summit I’ve activated a couple of times, once in 2014 and earlier in 2015. It is my nearest summit though not exactly local. Turns out that while the summit is not actually in Marramarra National Park VKFF-0307, there are three regions within the activation zone that are. The map below shows the regions. The green line identifies the boundaries of the National Park (more-or-less). The non-bluish area containing the yellow VK2/SY-001 pin is the activation zone. The bluish areas are too low to be in the activation zone.

Canoelands activation zone showing Marramarra NP regions

Canoelands VK2/SY-001 SOTA activation zone showing three regions in Marramarra National Park VKFF-0307

Region 1 (-33.505524,151.056584) runs along Canoelands Rd and a thin strip of land is in the park and AZ. A powerline runs almost overhead and parallel with the road making it unwise to activate.

Region 2 (-33.497161,151.067346) lies northwest of the property containing the summit. Extra high tension lines run through the northwest side of the property adjacent to the park. There are no apparent clearings and a moderately steep gradient.

Region 3 (-33.510496,151.055315) has some tracks running through it and is reasonably flat. It is away from power lines. There is access via the Colo Spur Trail off Marra Avenue.

My goal was to activate the park and the summit. Of the 3 options, region 3 seemed the most attractive so this is the one I chose. Driving to the summit I made a right turn onto Marra Avenue rather than continue on to my usual spot a couple of hundred metres from the peak. An out of site car park was found at (-33.51044, 151.05754) by turning right down a track just before the gate to the property bordering the park. From there it is a short walk through the bush to reach the operating zone. I set up on the Colo Spur Trail within 100m of a house at a T-intersection of two trails. A short tree provided support for the squid pole and the antenna wire was run up and down the track roughly NW-SE. There was a slight drizzle and a forecast for showers.

Shack and antenna sited along the Colo Spur Trail

Shack and antenna sited along the Colo Spur Trail

It was 9:30am (2330z) when I made my first contact, pretty much on schedule. Before UTC rollover I made 7 CW contacts on 40m as well as 4 summit-to-summit contacts on various modes and bands. This included one with John VK6NU at Mt Dale VK6/SW-036 on 20m SSB who must have had an early start.

After rollover I worked John again and then a stream of summits. The third contact was with Andrew VK1NAM at Mt Gingera VK1/AC-002 chasing his Mountain Goat status. I’d counted Andrew’s contacts on 40m with me being the second and congratulated him in advance. Turned out that he had already achieved goat status during an unspotted activation on 2m in a contact with Andrew VK1DA. I was then able to congratulate Andrew as a real goat and then work Al VK1RX who was co-activating.

After the stream of S2S contacts, I returned to 40m CW to see if there were any remaining chasers. There were only two, and after a couple more S2S I did a run on 40m SSB notching up 17 contacts in 40 minutes. From then on I did a lot of chasing of S2Ss when not activating another band. I was staying all day on the summit so there was plenty of time to explore. I did 20m CW, 15m CW and 30m CW and worked John VK6NU on each band. 30m SSB was also worked. Attempts on 17m CW and 20m SSB met with no callers.

At around 0400z the QRM suddenly came up, a continuous electrical noise across all bands disrupting the relative calm that I’d enjoyed up ’til then. I put up with it for an hour before deciding that it would hamper chances of working summits in Europe. The noise seemed to be coming from the workshop about 50m away so I knew I had to move. I left the gear and took a walk along the trail to scope out potential new operating points. I also took the GPS with me to check the elevation on the map. I did not want to jump out of the activation zone. A location was found about 200m away and so I returned and closed down the station then moved it and set it up again. The whole process took nearly an hour and it was lucky that there were no new activations during that time.

Second location

New location to avoid local QRM

Second location to avoid local QRM

Setting up again was done in a hurry as a new spot had come up for Al VK1RX and Andrew VK1NAM. They had walked the 7km to Mt Ginger Ale VK1/AC-007 and were doing a quick activation before dropping back to their camp site further back. My antenna was lashed up in a hurry in order to make the S2S contact. Turned out that the antenna was oriented more east-west. The noise had reduced but was not completely eliminated – I was a lot further away from the workshop but closer to the EHT power lines.

Time had marched on. It was now after 4pm or 0600z so I decided to have another go on 40m SSB to take advantage of better band conditions than in the morning stint. I was rewarded with 16 more chaser contacts. and then a spot came up for Andrew VK1DA and Adan VK1FJAW on Baldy Range VK2/ST-008. Calling was disbanded in favour of chasing and they were soon logged. After that a spot for F/HB9BIN at F/VO-033 on 30m came up and I was able to work Juerg with my 10W. He thanked me on SOTAwatch indicating he was using 12W. Many thanks to Juerg! It was my only EU S2S.

Shack at the new location

Shack at the new location

I did a second stint on 20m CW for the DX stations. There were 8 contacts – all from EU except one from Japan. A spot from Peter VK3PF on Mt Useful VK3/VT-016 ended the run. I switched to 40m and found the band alive with RTTY signals all the way from the CW-only segment up to 7090 kHz. The CQ WW RTTY DX Contest was on and there was a lot of activity as 40m had opened to EU as well. I was just able to hear Peter on 7090 under the RTTY and he commented that he had “lost the Forester”. I wasn’t sure quite what that meant but there was too much QRM to enquire further. I went on to work Tony VK3CAT on the same summit. Later on I was shocked to learn that Peter’s car had burnt out in spectacular fashion.

It was 0720z so nearing close down time. I chased Phil OK/G4OBK on 30m but could not hear him very well at all. He was QRPp and there was too much local QRM. Also Sid ZS5AYC was on 20m SSB but nothing was heard there either. A quick pack-up and by 0740z I was walking back to the car, only 5 minutes away. There was still sufficient light to make an easy exit.

Detailed map of sites activated in region 3

Detailed map of sites activated in region 3

A great day out with a very successful activation of the Marramarra park and the Canoelands summit – and the first combined activation. The showers had stayed away and 99 contacts were logged over the 8 hours – 31 being CW. 39 summit-to-summit contacts and one park-to-park were made and the park was qualified for WWFF.
Many thanks to the chasers and other activators!

Log

Date:25/Sep/2015 Summit:VK2/SY-001 (Canoelands) Call Used:VK2IO/P Points: 0 Bonus: 0

Time Call Band Mode Notes
23:30z VK2TWR/P 7MHz SSB VK2/SM-070
23:36z VK3CAT/P 7MHz CW VK3/VC-001
23:38z VK3PF/P 7MHz SSB VK3/VT-026
23:41z VK2YW 7MHz CW
23:43z VK3HRA 7MHz CW
23:45z VK2WG 7MHz CW
23:45z VK7CW 7MHz CW
23:51z VK2NP 7MHz CW
23:52z VK3MEG 7MHz CW
23:54z VK3WE 7MHz CW
23:57z VK6NU/P 14MHz SSB VK6/SW-036

Date:26/Sep/2015 Summit:VK2/SY-001 (Canoelands) Call Used:VK2IO/P Points: 0 Bonus: 0

Time Call Band Mode Notes
00:05z VK6NU/P 14MHz SSB VK6/SW-036
00:06z VK2BJP/3 7MHz SSB VK3/VE-093
00:11z VK1NAM/P 7MHz SSB VK1/AC-002 Andrew now a MG!
00:14z VK1RX/P 7MHz SSB VK1/AC-002
00:15z VK1DA/2 7MHz SSB VK2/ST-005
00:17z VK1FJAW/2 7MHz SSB VK2/ST-005
00:19z VK3PF/P 7MHz SSB VK3/VT-026
00:22z VK3FQSO 7MHz SSB
00:28z VK2HV 7MHz CW
00:30z VK1EM 7MHz CW
00:33z VK3YY/P 7MHz SSB VK3/VE-067
00:40z VK2TWR/P 7MHz SSB VK2/SM-066
00:51z VK2LEE 7MHz SSB
01:01z VK2YK 7MHz SSB
01:02z VK2KTT 7MHz SSB
01:02z VK2NP 7MHz SSB
01:03z VK2JDL 7MHz SSB
01:04z VK3FJOS/P 7MHz SSB
01:05z VK1MA 7MHz SSB
01:06z VK3DAC 7MHz SSB
01:06z VK3YAR 7MHz SSB
01:07z VK3LED 7MHz SSB
01:10z VK3WAM/P 7MHz CW VK3/VN-004
01:11z VK2XXM 7MHz SSB
01:14z VK4FFAB 7MHz SSB
01:15z VK3AV 7MHz SSB
01:18z VK7CW 7MHz SSB
01:19z VK2AJG 7MHz SSB
01:24z VK2FADV 7MHz SSB
01:27z VK1AT 7MHz SSB
01:32z VK3CAT/P 7MHz CW VK3/VT-013
01:42z VK6NU/P 14MHz CW VK6/SW-036
01:55z VK3PF/P 7MHz SSB VK3/VC-001
02:23z VK3YY/P 7MHz SSB VK3/VE-134
02:36z VK3IL/P 7MHz SSB VK3/VT-006
02:53z VK2BJP/3 7MHz SSB VK3/VE-138
02:53z 3D2YJ 21MHz SSB
03:09z VK6NU/P 21MHz CW VK6/SW-036
03:16z VK3CAT/P 7MHz CW VK3/VT-022
03:28z VK3WAM/P 7MHz CW VK3/VN-005
03:34z VK2HRX/P 7MHz SSB VK2/CT-032
03:43z VK3FMPB/P 7MHz SSB VKFF-982
03:48z VK5PAS/P 7MHz SSB
03:52z VK3PF/P 7MHz SSB VK3/VT-013
03:56z VK3YY/P 7MHz SSB VK3/VE-137
04:00z VK2TWR/P 7MHz SSB VK2/SM-071
04:00z VK1DA/2 7MHz SSB VK2/ST-004
04:01z VK1FJAW/2 7MHz SSB VK2/ST-004
04:07z VK4AAC/5 7MHz SSB VKFF-784
04:21z VK7CW 10MHz CW
04:24z VK6NU/P 10MHz CW VK6/SW-036
04:27z ZL2IFB 10MHz CW
04:31z VK1DA/2 7MHz CW VK2/ST-004
04:38z VK5WG 10MHz SSB
04:40z VK4RF 10MHz SSB
04:41z VK4HA 10MHz SSB
05:55z VK1RX/P 7MHz SSB VK1/AC-007
05:56z VK1NAM/P 7MHz SSB VK1/AC-007
06:08z VK3WAM/P 7MHz CW VK3/VN-002
06:20z VK1EM 7MHz SSB
06:22z VK1DI 7MHz SSB
06:25z VK2KT 7MHz SSB
06:26z VK5FANA 7MHz SSB
06:27z VK4RF 7MHz SSB
06:27z VK4HA 7MHz SSB
06:28z VK3ZPF 7MHz SSB
06:29z VK3HRA 7MHz SSB
06:29z VK3AGD 7MHz SSB
06:30z VK3TKK 7MHz SSB
06:31z VK3XCO 7MHz SSB
06:33z VK3XL/QRP 7MHz SSB 2W DSB
06:34z VK3PMG 7MHz SSB
06:35z VK5FMID 7MHz SSB
06:36z VK2ETW 7MHz SSB
06:36z VK1ATP 7MHz SSB
06:37z VK1DA/2 7MHz SSB VK2/ST-008
06:38z VK1FJAW/2 7MHz SSB VK2/ST-008
06:49z F/HB9BIN/P 10MHz CW F/VO-033
06:55z EA2IF 14MHz CW
06:56z DK4RM 14MHz CW
06:58z PA1BR 14MHz CW
07:01z DL1ASF 14MHz CW
07:02z S58AL 14MHz CW
07:03z DM5EE 14MHz CW
07:05z JR0QWW 14MHz CW
07:13z G3NKQ 14MHz CW
07:18z VK3PF/P 7MHz SSB VK3/VT-016
07:19z VK3CAT/P 7MHz CW VK3/VT-016

All day SOTA activation at Canoelands VK2/SY-001 7/3/2015

On Sat 7th March 2015 I did an all day activation at my closest summit, Canoelands VK2/SY-001 for the weekend SOTA party. This was my second activation of this summit and I operated at the same location as last time even using the same tree as a makeshift table and another trunk as a seat. Actually, one can get a bit sore sitting on a tree trunk all day so next time I’ll take a chair with some padding!

Tree used as the operating point at Canoelands

Tree used as the operating point at Canoelands

The Plan

Being a SOTA party, there were bound to be many activations throughout the day. Staying on the summit all day would allow plenty of summit-to-summit contacts to be made. In between S2S contacts there would be plenty of time to operate on as many bands and modes as possible.

The execution

Arrived at the summit well before UTC rollover and ahead of my alerted time on SOTAwatch. My first contact was a S2S with Anthony VK6MAC on Mt Dale VK6/SW-036 on 20m. Its always great to work VK6! Then I started working through all the alerted bands on CW and followed with all the bands on SSB. Any time a summit spot was received I switched to chaser mode to make the summit-to-summit contact. Before rollover, 40m was open to VK5 so band conditions were good.

Rollover

Shack at Canoelands

Shack at Canoelands

There was a run of 11 consecutive S2S contacts around UTC rollover, 5 on CW and 6 on SSB after which I continued on 40m CW. After another half hour there was another run of summit activations, mostly SSB including a 10m contact with Phil VK6ADF on Mt Stoney VK6/SW-061. Then I tried 20m CW but strangely couldn’t raise anyone. Then onto 6m SSB and I received a call from Compton VK2HRX but he could not hear me. I wasn’t sure whether he was in SSB or FM mode so tried both. Tried 17m CW and SSB but could not raise anyone there – maybe there were no VK6s about. Then a spot came in from Kerry VK7PAK doing a first activation of Mt Mangana VK7/SC-017. It was the middle of the day and I didn’t rate my chances as high on 40m over the 1150km path. Kerry was 4×3 but he could only get half my callsign due to local QRM on his summit. He did change frequency but that did not seem to help much. Never mind – it was a good try anyway!

Spotting and Alerting

Continuing through the bands, on 20m SSB I made one contact. The usual haunts at the top end of the band were busy with contest traffic so a clear one was found at the bottom end of the band. Through the day, mobile reception had been a bit patchy and often a data connection would be lost temporarily. For receiving summit activation alerts, the parksnpeaks Android application was being used and Rucksack Radio Tool was used for spotting. There was a stuck spot at the time in RRT that prevented audible announcements (there is a workaround for this using filtering). Both of these apps are excellent (and free) and are highly recommended. Anyway, the patchy coverage meant that spots from Nick VK3ANL and David VK3MAY were not received so they’re the ones that got away. Sorry fellas! During the day I would often tune around the 7090 “SOTA window” for any new summit activity and often find something before it was spotted. One cannot be too reliant on the technology!

30m surprise

Continued the band tour with 30m CW making a couple of contacts into VK3 and then 30m SSB. A run of 11 contacts from stations as near as 80km and as far as 1200km was very pleasing. The band was behaving like 40m at night. Then another stint on 40m CW included a chat with Deane VK4ALN who I know through packet radio. As a seasoned CW op I’m sure he found my 14wpm quite slow. It was certainly good QSO practice for me. Afterwards I went to 40m SSB for a run of 22 contacts with those I had not worked on other bands. 40m was wide open by then as it was after 0600z.

20m and DX

The long path to Europe on 20m had opened up. When I got onto 20m I found an S6 hash had started up. Determined to push on I managed to just work Herbert OE9HRV/P through the noise. i kept listening on 20m but the noise persisted. There were many spots from G summits with signals that were below the noise so I started packing up. The ends of my antenna were hanging down from the squid pole when John VK6NU spotted himself on Mt Randall VK6/SW-039. I quickly repositioned them apart still with the ends dangling on the ground. The antenna tuned and I could hear John calling, and the QRM was now much lower than before. The very sharp V shape of the antenna must have been favourable and I gave John 5×7, the strongest VK6 report of the day.

Equipment

Elecraft KX3 @ 12W/10W output, ZS6BKW antenna @ 8m, 10m squid pole, 4200 mAh LiFe battery

Results

9 hours on the summit yielded 86 contacts (24 CW), 41 S2S (31 uniques) and 184 S2S pts. Thank you for all the contacts! After a quick pack up, on the drive home I was able to work 2 G summits (1 SSB, 1 CW). If only they had been S2S too! I’m now in search of a QRM-free spot at Canoelands and looking to also be simultaneously located in the Marramarra National Park for VKFF-307.

Log

Date:06/Mar/2015 Summit:VK2/SY-001 (Canoelands) Call Used:VK2IO/P Points: 1 Bonus: 0

Time Call Band Mode Notes
22:54z VK6MAC/P 14MHz SSB R32 S55 14290 Anthony VK6/SW-036
23:05z VK5IS 7MHz CW R559 S559 7032 Ian
23:06z VK2UH 7MHz CW R599 S579 7032 Andrew
23:07z VK2AFA/P 7MHz CW R589 S579 7032 Sam VK2/HU-007
23:10z VK3PF 7MHz CW R559 S559 7032 Peter
23:11z VK3DBP 7MHz CW R529 S579 7032 Paul
23:18z VK5LJ 7MHz CW R559 S559 7032
23:31z VK3CAT/P 7MHz CW R599 S549 7032 Tony VK3/VC-016
23:34z VK3TCX/P 7MHz SSB R57 S55 7095 Ian VK3/VG-029
23:42z VK6MAC/P 14MHz CW R599 S439 14061 Anthony VK6/SW-036
23:58z VK2BJP/3 7MHz SSB R58 S57 7095 Russ VK3/VG-038
23:59z VK2IB/P 7MHz SSB R58 S58 7085 Bernard VK2/SW-015

Date:07/Mar/2015 Summit:VK2/SY-001 (Canoelands) Call Used:VK2IO/P Points: 0 Bonus: 0

Time Call Band Mode Notes
00:07z VK2IB/P 7MHz SSB R56 S57 7085 Bernard VK2/SW-015
00:12z VK2QR/3 7MHz SSB R57 S57 7095 Rob VK3/VG-038
00:20z VK1NAM/2 7MHz SSB R58 S57 7075 Andrew VK2/SM-010
00:24z VK3WAM/P 7MHz CW R559 S559 7032 Wayne VK3/VE-043
00:26z VK3BYD/P 7MHz CW R579 S559 7032 Warren VK3/VE-043
00:31z VK3CAT/P 7MHz CW R549 S549 7028 Tony VK3/VC-016
00:37z VK3JBL 7MHz CW R319 S339 7030 Andrew
00:39z VK2UH 7MHz CW R599 S599 7030 Andrew
00:41z VK5IS 7MHz CW R549 S579 7030 Ian
00:53z VK1RX/2 7MHz SSB R58 S58 7095 Al VK2/ST-042
00:57z VK3PI/P 7MHz SSB R53 S54 7110 Mark VK3/VC-019
01:19z VK3TCX/P 7MHz SSB R57 S53 7095 Ian VK3/VG-006
01:26z VK1MBE/2 7MHz SSB R56 S58 7100 Andrew VK2/IL-001
01:34z VK2AFA/P 7MHz CW R589 S589 7032 Sam VK2/HU-024
01:42z VK6ADF/P 28MHz SSB R51 S52 28485 Phil VK6/SW-061
01:45z VK2QR/3 7MHz SSB R55 S55 7095 Rob VK3/VG-021
01:46z VK2TWR/3 7MHz SSB R55 S55 7095 Rod VK3/VG-021
01:48z VK2BJP/3 7MHz SSB R55 S55 7095 Russ VK3/VG-021
02:49z VK3TCX/P 7MHz SSB R53 S55 7090 Ian VK3/VG-012
02:56z VK2IB/P 7MHz SSB R57 S57 7095 Bernard VK2/SW-021
03:10z VK5WG 14MHz SSB R55 S57 14145 Nev
03:41z VK3CAT/P 7MHz SSB R54 S54 7100 Tony VK3/VT-040
03:46z VK2BJP/3 7MHz SSB R56 S59 7090 Russ VK3/VG-057
03:50z VK3CAT/P 7MHz CW R549 S539 7032 Tony VK3/VT-040
04:05z VK3TCX/P 7MHz SSB R57 S57 7090 Ian VK3/VG-018
04:09z VK3DBP 10MHz CW R59 S599 10116 Paul
04:17z VK1DI/2 7MHz SSB R58 S57 7075 Ian VK2/SM-065
04:21z VK3WAM/P 7MHz CW R579 S569 7032 Wayne VK3/VE-044
04:24z VK3BYD/P 7MHz CW R579 S559 7032 Warren VK3/VE-044
04:26z VK3HRA/P 7MHz CW R559 S559 7032 Allen VK3/VE-044
04:29z VK3PF 10MHz CW R559 S579 10116 Peter
04:58z VK2YK 10MHz SSB R54 S58 10130 Adam
05:03z VK3YAR 10MHz SSB R56 S58 10130 Ray
05:04z VK3YY 10MHz SSB R55 S58 10130 Glenn
05:04z VK3DAC 10MHz SSB R57 S58 10130 Fred
05:05z VK2MT/P 10MHz SSB R51 S56 10130 Rob in Nowra
05:06z VK3LED 10MHz SSB R51 S58 10130 Col
05:07z VK1ATP 10MHz SSB R47 S57 10130 Paul
05:08z VK3DBP 10MHz SSB R57 S57 10130 Paul
05:09z VK5WG 10MHz SSB R55 S56 10130 Nev
05:10z VK3AGD 10MHz SSB R55 S56 10130 Adam
05:11z VK3CG 10MHz SSB R55 S57 10130 Gerard in Melbourne
05:18z VK2QR/3 7MHz SSB R58 S59 7090 Rob VK3/VG-061
05:20z VK2BJP/3 7MHz SSB R58 S59 7090 Russ VK3/VG-061
05:26z VK2MWP 7MHz CW R599 S579 7032 Andrew
05:31z VK2YW 7MHz CW R599 S599 7032 John
05:34z VK3ANL/P 7MHz SSB R56 S56 7100 Nick VK3/VT-046
05:53z VK4ALN 7MHz CW R599 S599 7032 Deane
06:06z VK3FSTU 7MHz SSB R59 S57 7090 Stuart
06:08z VK1NAM/2 7MHz SSB R59 S59 7090 Andrew VK2/SM-053
06:10z VK3FQSO 7MHz SSB R55 S56 7090 Amanda
06:10z VK3BQ 7MHz SSB R55 S59 7090 Andrew
06:12z VK3XY 7MHz SSB R54 S45 7090 Derek in Melbourne
06:16z VK3EK 7MHz SSB R57 S59+10 7090 Rob
06:18z VK3XL/P 7MHz SSB R58 S56 7090 Mike
06:19z VK2FSCT 7MHz SSB R58 S58 7090 Scott in Shellharbour
06:23z VK1MA 7MHz SSB R59 S59+15 7090 Matt
06:24z VK4FFAB 7MHz SSB R58 S59 7090 Rob
06:29z VK5GY/M 7MHz SSB R54 S45 7090
06:30z VK5EE 7MHz SSB R53 S57 7090 Tom
06:31z VK7OR/2 7MHz SSB R58 S59+5 7090 Owen in Shoalhaven
06:32z VK5CZ 7MHz SSB R54 S45 7090 Ian
06:33z VK2FMIA 7MHz SSB R59 S59 7090 Doug
06:34z VK2POP 7MHz SSB R58 S59 7090 Greg in Muswellbrook
06:35z VK4MAD 7MHz SSB R59+ S59 7090 Wayne
06:39z VK3FOWL/M 7MHz SSB R59 S59 7090 Julie in Ballarat
06:41z VK3DET 7MHz SSB R59 S59+5 Ernie
06:42z VK1DI/2 7MHz SSB R59 S58 7090 Ian VK2/SM-053
06:45z VK7PD 7MHz SSB R51 S57 7090 Peter
06:46z VK3GWK 7MHz SSB R57 S59 7090 George in Taralgon
07:10z OE9HRV/P 14MHz SSB R33 S35 14333 Herbert OE/VB-509
07:16z VK5FTRG/P 7MHz SSB R55 S57 7090 Tom VK5/SE-013
07:16z VK5PAS/P 7MHz SSB R55 S57 7090 Paul VK5/SE-013
07:44z VK6NU/P 14MHz SSB R55 S57 14330 John VK6/SW-039

SOTAwatch spots during the activation (in reverse order)

  Sat 07:41

2E0YYY/P on G/SP-013 14.314 ssb
cq. plenty of qrm (Posted by 2E0YYY)

Sat 07:36

VK6NU on VK6/SW-039 14.330 ssb
calling now sri no cw forgot lead (Posted by VK6NU)

Sat 07:35

VK6NU on VK6/SW-039 14.330 ssb
calling now sri no cw forgot lead (Posted by VK6NU)

Sat 07:31

GW4WSB/P on GW/MW-013 144.290 ssb
calling now (Posted by M6WSB)

Sat 07:30

M0IML/P on G/SE-015 14.290 ssb
(Posted by M0IML)

Sat 07:28

VK2IO/P on VK2/SY-001 7.0321 cw
*CQ CQ at 34 wpm. S/N=17 dB at VK3JBL {Via RBNGate} (Posted by KU6J)

Sat 07:27

VK1NAM/2 on VK2/SM-053 14.323 ssb
*qsy here QRM on 14.325 [via SOTA Goat] (Posted by VK1NAM)

Sat 07:26

G4ISJ/P on G/CE-001 14.062 cw
*CQ CQ at 24 wpm. S/N=7 dB at HA6M {Via RBNGate} (Posted by KU6J)

Sat 07:24

M1EYP/P on G/SP-015 14.332 ssb
(Posted by M1EYP)

Sat 07:24

VK1NAM/2 on VK2/SM-053 14.325 ssb
*CQ dx [via SOTA Goat] (Posted by VK1NAM)

Sat 07:15

GM8OEG/P on GM/SS-198 14.310 ssb
no signals at all! (Posted by GM8OEG)

Sat 07:15

M0IML/P on G/SE-015 14.290 ssb
(Posted by M0IML)

Sat 07:14

VK5FTRG on VK5/SE-013 7.090
Calling cq now (Posted by VK5PAS)

Sat 07:06

G4ISJ/P on G/CE-001 7.0326 cw
*CQ CQ at 25 wpm. S/N=13 dB at F6IIT {Via RBNGate} (Posted by KU6J)

Sat 07:03

VK1DI/2 on VK2/SM-053 14.325 ssb
*cq DX. vk1di and vk1nam dual activation [via SOTA Goat] (Posted by VK1NAM)

Sat 07:02

GW2HFR/P on GW/NW-062 14.328 ssb
*qrv dx (via RRT) (Posted by 2W0KGQ)

Sat 07:01

2E0YYY/P on G/SP-013 14.315 ssb
nothing heard yet Mike (Posted by VK3DET)

Sat 06:58

2E0YYY/P on G/SP-013 14.315 ssb
Nothing heard from vk. (Posted by 2E0YYY)

Sat 06:50

VK1NAM/2 on VK2/SM-053 14.325 ssb
*cq dx [via SOTA Goat] (Posted by VK1NAM)

Sat 06:46

2E0YYY/P on G/SP-013 14.315 ssb
cq. looking for dx (Posted by 2E0YYY)

Sat 06:45

OE9HRV/P on OE/VB-509 14.333 ssb
cq vk and s2s (Posted by OE9HRV)

Sat 06:27

VK1DI/2 on VK2/SM-053 7.100 ssb
*Ian and Andrew dual activation [via SOTA Goat] (Posted by VK1NAM)

Sat 06:26

VK2IO on VK2/SY-001 7.0299 cw
*CQ CQ at 14 wpm. S/N=24 dB at VK3JBL {Via RBNGate} (Posted by KU6J)

Sat 06:11

VK1NAM/2 on VK2/SM-053 7.100 ssb
*[via SOTA Goat] (Posted by VK1NAM)

Sat 05:32

VK3ANL on VK3/VT-046 7.100 ssb
Calling CQ (Posted by VK3DAC)

Sat 05:23

VK2IO/P on VK2/SY-001 – [edit] 7.032 cw
*cq cq (via RRT) (Posted by VK2IO)

Sat 05:19

VK2QR/P on VK3/VG-061 7.090 ssb
The group is up again (Posted by VK3PF)

Sat 04:58

VK2IO/P on VK2/SY-001 – [edit] 10.130 ssb
*cq cq (via RRT) (Posted by VK2IO)

Sat 04:57

VK2IO/P on VK2/SY-001 – [edit] 10.130 ssb
*cq cq (via RRT) (Posted by VK2IO)

Sat 04:47

VK3HRA on VK3/VE-044 7.095 ssb
cq. (Posted by VK3BYD)

Sat 04:39

VK1DI/2 on VK2/SM-065 7.075 ssb
Strong into Newcastle (Posted by VK2YK)

Sat 04:31

VK2IO/P on VK2/SY-001 10.116 cw
Gerard calling now (Posted by VK3PF)

Sat 04:16

VK3WAM on VK3/VE-044 7.032 cw
cq (Posted by VK3BYD)

Sat 04:07

VK1DI/2 on VK2/SM-065 7.075 ssb
*cq (via RRT) (Posted by VK1DI)

Sat 04:00

VK2IO/P on VK2/SY-001 – [edit] 10.116 cw
*cq cq (via RRT) (Posted by VK2IO)

Sat 03:59

VK3TCX/P on VK3/VG-018 7.090 ssb
Ian calling now (Posted by VK3PF)

Sat 03:47

VK2IB/P on VK2/SW-021 7.100 ssb
*CQ CQ [via SOTA Goat] (Posted by VK2IB)

Sat 03:43

VK3CAT on VK3/VT-040 7.032 cw
(Posted by VK1DA)

Sat 03:39

VK2TWR/3 on VK3/VG-057 7.090 ssb
Rod & Russ working now (Posted by VK3PF)

Sat 03:37

VK2QR/P3 on VK3/VG-057 7.090 ssb
with others (Posted by VK3MCD)

Sat 03:33

VK3CAT/P on VK3/VT-040 14.0581 cw
*CQ CQ at 15 wpm. S/N=8 dB at ZL2HAM {Via RBNGate} (Posted by KU6J)

Sat 03:31

VK2IB/P on VK2/SW-021 10.120 cw
*CQ CQ [via SOTA Goat] (Posted by VK2IB)

Sat 03:20

VK3OHM/P on VK3/VC-030 144.200 ssb
*Need one more please (via RRT) (Posted by VK3OHM)

Sat 03:17

VK2IB/P on VK2/SW-021 7.030 cw
*CQ CQ [via SOTA Goat] (Posted by VK2IB)

Sat 03:14

VK3MAY/P on VK3/VC-024 7.090 ssb
David QRV now. Mostly Q5 into Wagga with QSB (Posted by VK2YW)

Sat 03:11

VK3ANL/P on VK3/VT-049 7.100 ssb
Nick calling now (Posted by VK3PF)

Sat 03:10

VK3OHM/P on VK3/VE-030 144.200 ssb
Marc needs one more contac to qualify (Posted by VK3MCD)

Sat 03:06

VK2IO/P on VK2/SY-001 – [edit] 14.145 ssb
*cq cq (via RRT) (Posted by VK2IO)

Sat 03:06

VK2IO/P on VK2/SY-001 – [edit] 14.145 ssb
*cq cq (via RRT) (Posted by VK2IO)

Sat 03:05

VK2IO/P on VK2/SY-001 – [edit] 14.145 ssb
*cq cq (via RRT) (Posted by VK2IO)

Sat 03:05

VK2IO/P on VK2/SY-001 – [edit] 14.145 ssb
*cq cq (via RRT) (Posted by VK2IO)

Sat 03:05

VK2IO/P on VK2/SY-001 – [edit] 14.145 ssb
*cq cq (via RRT) (Posted by VK2IO)

Sat 03:03

VK2IB/P on VK2/SW-021 7.095 ssb
QSY (Posted by VK3PF)

Sat 02:58

VK2IB/P on VK2/SW-021 7.085 ssb
*CQ CQ [via SOTA Goat] (Posted by VK2IB)

Sat 02:58

VK3OHM/P on VK3/VC-030 144.200 ssb
*qrv now (via RRT) (Posted by VK3OHM)

Sat 02:45

VK3TCX/P on VK3/VG-012 7.090 ssb
Ian calling now (Posted by VK3PF)

Sat 02:42

VK2IO/P on VK2/SY-001 – [edit] 18.165 ssb
*qrv now (via RRT) (Posted by VK2IO)

Sat 02:25

VK7PAK on VK7/SC-017 7.100 ssb
Calling CQ QSY to 7.100 (Posted by VK3DAC)

Sat 02:23

VK7PAK on VK7/SC-017 7.100
(Posted by VK7HKN)

Sat 02:21

VK2IO/P on VK2/SY-001 – [edit] 18.092 cw
*qrv now (via RRT) (Posted by VK2IO)

Sat 01:58

VK2AFA on VK2/HU-24 7.090 ssb
*cq cq [via SOTA Spotter] (Posted by VK2AFA )

Sat 01:54

VK6ADF on VK6/SW-061 28.485 ssb
*calling CQ (via RRT) (Posted by VK6ADF)

Sat 01:52

VK2TWR on VK3/VG-021 7.095 ssb
55 into the Yarra valley (Posted by VK3DAC)

Sat 01:48

VK2AFA on VK2/HU-024 14.062 cw
56n at Beetaloo (Posted by VK5IS)

Sat 01:41

VK2AFA on VK2/HU-24 14.062 cw
*cq cq 18wpm [via SOTA Spotter] (Posted by VK2AFA )

Sat 01:40

VK2BJP/3 on VK3/VG-021 7.095 ssb
Boys calling now (Posted by VK3PF)

Sat 01:34

VK6ADF on VK6/SW-061 28.485 ssb
*QSY to 10metres (via RRT) (Posted by VK6ADF)

Sat 01:31

VK2IO/P on VK2/SY-001 – [edit] 52.200 ssb
*qrv now (via RRT) (Posted by VK2IO)

Sat 01:28

VK2AFA on VK2/HU-24 7.032 cw
*cq cq 18wpm [via SOTA Spotter] (Posted by VK2AFA )

Sat 01:24

VK1MBE on VK2/IL-001 7.100 ssb
*cq andrew (via RRT) (Posted by VK1MBE)

Sat 01:21

VK6ADF on VK6/SW-061 7.085 ssb
Phil calling CQ (Posted by VK6MB)

Sat 01:14

VK3TCX/P on VK3/VG-006 7.095 ssb
*Cq Cq [via SOTA Goat] (Posted by VK3TCX)

Sat 01:12

VK6MAC/P on VK6/SW-036 28.450 ssb
(Posted by VK6MAC )

Sat 01:10

VK2IO/P on VK2/SY-001 21.0621 cw
*CQ CQ at 13 wpm. S/N=22 dB at ZL2HAM {Via RBNGate} (Posted by KU6J)

Sat 01:04

VK6ADF on VK6/SW-061 7.085 ssb
* (via RRT) (Posted by VK6ADF)

Sat 01:02

VK6MAC/P on VK6/SW-036 7.085 ssb
(Posted by VK6MAC )

Sat 01:01

VK2IO/P on VK2/SY-001 14.0611 cw
*CQ CQ at 15 wpm. S/N=18 dB at ZL2HAM {Via RBNGate} (Posted by KU6J)

Sat 00:51

VK3PI on VK3/VC-019 7.110 ssb
calling CQ (Posted by VK3DAC)

Sat 00:46

VK3CAT/P on VK3/VC-016 14.267 ssb
*cq (via RRT) (Posted by VK3CAT)

Sat 00:46

VK1RX on VK2/ST-042 7.095 ssb
Calling CQ (Posted by VK3DAC)

Sat 00:45

VK3BYD/P on VK3/VE-043 7.032 cw
(Posted by VK3JBL)

Sat 00:39

VK3CAT/P on VK3/VC-016 28.390 ssb
*cq (via RRT) (Posted by VK3CAT)

Sat 00:38

VK1NAM on VK2/SM-010 14.320 ssb
*cq cq [via SOTA Goat] (Posted by VK1NAM)

Sat 00:34

VK2IO/P on VK2/SY-001 – [edit] 7.030 cw
*qrv now (via RRT) (Posted by VK2IO)

Sat 00:34

VK2IB on VK2/SW-015 7.0326 cw
*[via SOTA Goat] (Posted by VK3JBL)

Sat 00:31

VK3CAT/P on VK3/VC-016 14.062 cw
*cq (via RRT) (Posted by VK3CAT)

Sat 00:30

VK6MAC/P on VK6/SW-036 7.085 ssb
Qsy from 15m. contest was killing me (Posted by VK6MAC )

Sat 00:24

VK3CAT/P on VK3/VC-016 7.028 cw
*cq (via RRT) (Posted by VK3CAT)

Sat 00:15

VK1NAM on VK2/SM-010 7.075 ssb
Moved freq. Nice into Newy (Posted by VK2YK)

Sat 00:12

VK3CAT/P on VK3/VC-016 18.090 cw
*cq (via RRT) (Posted by VK3CAT)

Sat 00:12

VK2QR on VK3/VG-038 7.095 ssb
Calling CQ 59 Into YarraValley (Posted by VK3DAC)

Sat 00:10

VK2BJP on VK3/VG-038 7.095 ssb
*qrv with vk2qr & vk2qr (via RRT) (Posted by VK2BJP)

Sat 00:09

VK2QR/3 on VK3/VG-038 7.095 ssb
Nice signal into Newcastle (Posted by VK2YK)

Sat 00:08

VK3CAT/P on VK3/VC-016 10.118 cw
*cq (via RRT) (Posted by VK3CAT)

Sat 00:07

VK1NAM on VK2/SM-010 7.075 ssb
(Posted by VK1MA)

Fri 23:59

VK2IB on VK2/SW-015 7.085 ssb
CQ CQ (Posted by VK3DAC)

Fri 23:59

VK6MAC/P on VK6/SW-036 21.355 ssb
Qsy due to dx station (Posted by VK6MAC )

Fri 23:54

VK6MAC/P on VK6/SW-036 21.350 ssb
Cq (Posted by VK6MAC )

Fri 23:45

VK2AFA on VK2/HU-007 7.032 cw
*qrt heading to next summit [via SOTA Spotter] (Posted by VK2AFA )

Fri 23:36

VK2IO/P on VK2/SY-001 14.061 cw
*CQ CQ at 14 wpm. S/N=16 dB at ZL2HAM {Via RBNGate} (Posted by KU6J)

Fri 23:35

VK3CAT/P on VK3/VC-016 7.032 cw
Tony on air now (Posted by VK3PF)

Fri 23:30

VK2AFA on VK2/HU-007 14.0601 cw
*CQ CQ at 18 wpm. S/N=13 dB at ZL2HAM {Via RBNGate} (Posted by KU6J)

Fri 23:29

VK3TCX on VK3/VG-029 7.095 ssb
Calling CQ Now (Posted by VK3FPSR)

Fri 23:24

VK2IO/P on VK2/SY-001 14.0621 cw
*CQ CQ at 15 wpm. S/N=25 dB at ZL2HAM {Via RBNGate} (Posted by KU6J)

Fri 23:15

VK2AFA/P on VK2/HU-007 7.030 cw
Sam calling now (Posted by VK3PF)

Fri 23:01

VK2IO on VK2/SY-001 7.032 cw
*CQ CQ at 15 wpm. S/N=8 dB at VK3JBL {Via RBNGate} (Posted by KU6J)

Fri 22:43

VK6MAC/P on VK6/SW-036 14.290 ssb
56 into Mt. Gamier (Posted by VK5HCF)