Tower 1

Tower 1
Tower 1: Main tower supporting 50MHz 6M2WLC yagi, 14MHz 5 element yagi and 75m full wave loop.
Please note that all times are in UTC. As such comments relate to the next morning/day AEST unless otherwise stated.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Just a few Qs Saturday morning made via 50MHz MS.

Worked were:
Frank VK7DX @ 2023 (RS55) 1,719km
Brad VK2QO @ 2024 (RS51)  826km
Peter VK5PJ @ 2112 (RS51) 1,547km

Brian VK5BC and his wife Pam are spending time traveling down the east coast, and stopped at 'Yarragib' for the evening... the afternoon was spent talking six metres with (from left to right) Peter VK4APG, Alan VK4WR, myself, Campbell VK4CZ 2nd op, Phil VK4FIL and Brian VK5BC.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Limited opportunity to be involved in 50MHz MS this weekend... a very brief stint at the controls early Saturday before going camping produced a single good contact

Worked was:
Dave VK7DD @ 1939z (RS51) 1,683km

Using the OziPole multi-band dipole, I operated portable for Sat and Sunday from Flanagan's Reserve but only completed one Q Sunday morning:
Alan VK4WR @ 2132z (RS54) ~50km

Also heard was
Brad VK2QO @ 2144z (RS52) 815km

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Compared to yesterday, a quick start to 50MHz MS activity today, with some sustained condx allowing some good completed Q to be's this mornings activity summary from QG62lp.

Sunday August7
Worked were:
Frank VK7DX @ 1947 (RS57) 1,719km
Brad VK2QO @ 1948 (RS51)  826km
Brad VK2QO @ 2051 (RS51)  826km
Peter VK5PJ @ 2106 (RS54) 1,547km
Norm VK3DUT @ 2109 (RS55) 1,253km

Heard was:
Brian VK4EK
Dave VK7DD

Friday, August 5, 2011

A slow start to 50MHz MS activity today....Here's the total of this mornings activity from QG62lp.

Saturday August 6
Worked were:
Frank VK7DX @ 2036 (RS57) 1,719km
Frank VK7DX @ 2042 (RS57) 1,719km
Norm VK3DUT @ 2140 (RS51) 1,253km
Peter VK5PJ @ 2141 (RS51) 1,547km
OK the challenge has been set! What is the oldest photo of you using your radio gear?

Here's Brad VK2QO in the late 1970s!

And Scott VK4CZ (then VK2JSR) in the mid 1980s!
I'll need to find a VK2XGM photo!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Finally remembered I hadn't provided a summary of 50MHz MS contacts from Sunday! Here they are:

Sunday July 31
Worked were:
Brad VK2QO @ 2027 (RS51) 826km
Norm VK3DUT @ 2051 (RS55) 1,253km
Brad VK2QO @ 2103 (RS51) 826km
Norm VK3DUT @ 2126 (RS55) 1,253km
Dave VK7DD @ 2139 (RS51) 1,683km

Heard was:
Brian VK4EK (RS51) 676km