Monthly Archives: March 2013

Mt Bride VK3/VC009 – Britannia Range VK3/VC011 SOTA

Headed out to Mt. Bride on Saturday morning for a planned SOTA activation.  I left a little earlier than planned taking HF/VHF gear and squidpole in the back pack. Access to Mt Bride is pretty straight forward: From the Warburton … Continue reading

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Solar Charger for Mobile Phone

Over the past year or so I have been using a low cost solar panel to keep the phone charged while camping or hiking.  The solar panels have been sourced from Ebay and are about 15 x 15cm and deliver … Continue reading

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Its been a few years since I built a Tricopter based on an Arduino controller.  Recently a friend asked about using a Multicopter on a farm for checking out orchard trees so thought it would be a good excuse to … Continue reading

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Mt Toolebewong SOTA VK3-VC033

There was a lot of summit activation activity planned for this Sunday 3rd March, so made a last minute decision to head to Mt. Toolebewong VK3/VC033 after dropping my daughter off at the station.  Mt Toolebewong is a recently added … Continue reading

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