Monthly Archives: July 2013

Mt Timbertop VK3/VE-073 and VK3/VE-123 SOTA

After hearing of Allen, VK3HRA‘s plans to go to Mt. Timbertop and an un-named summit close to Timbertop (VK3/VE-123) I called to see if he would mind company.   I had also planned to visit either Mt. Timbertop or Mt. Useful on … Continue reading

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End Fed Half Wave Matcher Version 3

The existing EFHW antenna matcher has worked really well on 40m and 20m on many SOTA activations.  It uses a small T50-2 core and is limited to 5 Watts. Thought it would be nice to have a matcher that could … Continue reading

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Mt Fuji, Japan

While we were in Japan, my wife Sarah and daughter, Meagan were keen to hike to the summit of Mt. Fuji (3776 metres). Of course, I was interested too!  This is a lot higher than the mountains in Australia that … Continue reading

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Mt Matlock VK3/VC-001 SOTA

After hearing that Allen, VK3HRA was planning on heading up to Mt. Matlock and having been deprived of SOTA for a few weeks, I asked if I could come along. The forecast was for light rain coming through during the … Continue reading

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