Category Archives: Hiking

Briarty Hill VK3/VC-029

Briarty Hill, VK3/VC-029 is located in the Warramate Flora and Fauna Reserve located near Seville East in Victoria.  This was my first visit to Briarty Hill, it’s only worth a point and you do have to work for it! After … Continue reading

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Light weight SOTA Stations

Here are two lightweight SOTA stations recently put together.  The SSB station has been used, although the CW one is still waiting for the right opportunity!  (running out of excuses here). The SSB station uses the home brew 40m transceiver, … Continue reading

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Mt. Howitt VK3/VT-001

With Autumn weather now set in and some sunny days predicted for the ANZAC day long weekend, it was hard to resist a trip to the Alpine Park.  This was my last opportunity to visit the park before winter.  The plan … Continue reading

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Dingo Ridge VK3/VC-028

Dingo Ridge was the first SOTA summit that I activated along with Peter, VK3ZPF.  That time we took a longish route along some closed off 4WD tracks. Peter had since found another easier track to Dingo Ridge and more recently … Continue reading

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Mt Vinegar VK3/VC-005 Again

Last time we went to Mt. Vinegar, we drove in from the north side on forest tracks only to be confronted by a “Prohibited Area” sign, posted there as the area was being logged.  The activation was then abandoned and … Continue reading

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Mt. St. Phillack – VK3/VT-006 September 2015

With the winter bonus time running out and a sunny weekend approaching, it was a good opportunity to get to a 10 pointer and claim a 3 point bonus. We had been to Mt. St. Phillack several times before, it’s a … Continue reading

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SOTA Friendly Daypack

I have been looking around for a suitable SOTA daypack over the last few months.  One of the elusive important features has been something to strap the squid pole to.  Also of importance is a wide open main section so that I … Continue reading

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