Monthly Archives: August 2013

Hyde Hill VK3/VC-008

After returning from an overseas trip, the SOTA bug was biting, so at short notice I planned to head to Hyde Hill.   The weather was looking reasonable and Hyde Hill at 902 metres should be clear of snow. I … Continue reading

Posted in radio communications, SOTA | 6 Comments

250 Point Activator Award

Received my quarter goat SOTA 250 point award certificate today!!!!! Its still a long way to go for 1000 points though.

Posted in SOTA | 3 Comments

Transceiver for Backpacking

I have been looking around for a compact SSB transceiver design to take on lightweight SOTA expeditions.  Something sized around 100mm x 100mm x30mm.  If the MST400 was a little smaller, it would be the clear choice, but the board … Continue reading

Posted in Projects, radio communications | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 33 Comments

Un-named VT-034 and Mt Worth VT-066 SOTA

Originally, we had planned to head to Mt. St. Phillack VK3/VT-006 from the St. Gwinear car park, but the weather bureau had issued a severe storm warning for Saturday.  On Saturday morning at 7am, Peter, VK3ZPF suggested that the plan … Continue reading

Posted in radio communications | Leave a comment