Today was the VK1 (And most of the rest of VK!) SOTA party, and I did my first ever activation on Mt Ainslie, VK1/AC-040, and had a bit of fun! I learnt just how far down the hill the activation zone starts, 25m altitude is a bit further than I thought!
Here’s my chair at the summit pole, the end fed antenna is strung up in the trees to the left.
I didn’t get my Beach40 working in time, so I was on 20m, 2m and 70cm. Managed 9 contacts, 7 of which were Summit 2 Summit:
|00:01||439.000MHz||FM||VK1RW/P||VK1/AC-035||S59R59 Thanks Rob!|
|00:10||439.000MHz||FM||VK2FAJW/P||VK1/AC-038||S59R59 Thanks Andrew!|
|00:12||14.320MHz||SSB||VK1RX/P||VK1/AC-025||S59R59 Thanks Al!|
|00:15||146.5MHz||FM||VK1DI/P||VK1/AC-023||S59R59 Thanks Ian!|
|00:16||146.5MHz||FM||VK1DSH||S59R59 Thanks Dale!|
|00:17||146.5MHz||FM||VK1NAM/P||VK1/AC-032||S59R59 Thanks Andrew!|
|00:35||14.310MHz||SSB||VK8MA/P||S57R52 Thanks Greg!|
40m was where it was at, with some of the other guys getting over 60 contacts! So, for next time, I’d better get the beach40 fixed, or figure out a different way to get the band up!
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