Totness Recreation Park VKFF-1754

On Saturday 18th March 2017 I activated the Totness Recreation Park VKFF-1754 as part of the John Moyle Memorial Field Day, an annual Field Day down here in Australia.

I made a total of 241 contacts over a 6 hour period.

More information and photos can be found on my WordPress site at….

https://vk5pas.org/

73 and ’44’,

Paul VK5PAS.

Wiljani Conservation Park VKFF-1159

On Friday 17th March 2017 I activated the Wiljani Conservation Park, which is located about 55 km north east of the city of Adelaide in South Australia.  The park is right on the southern fringe of the world famous Barossa Valley wine growing region.  Wiljani is the name of an aboriginal tribe which previously occupied this area.

I made a total of 99 contacts on 20, 40, & 80m SSB, including three Park to Park contacts.  There was a small opening on 20m on the longpath, with a total of 18 stations from Europe logged.  DX on 40m included New Zealand, French Polynesia, Tuvalu and the USA.

More information and photos can be found on my WordPress site at…..

73 and ’44’,

https://vk5pas.org/

Paul VK5PAS

smartWWFF APP

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WWFF is very proud to launch smartWWFF, an online APP for WWFF activators and hunters

Check it out : smartWWFF

As it is an online APP it runs on all smartphones and operating systems.

Tutorial :  smartWWFF how to ?

Features : 

  • WWFFwatch DX cluster in real time

  • Easy self-spotting to WWFFwatch via internet connection

  • Easy self-spotting to WWFFwatch via SMS (texting)

  • Direct access to DX-summit

So far the SMS (texting) feature is only working via a German account number. If wanted, volunteers can setup a local accesspoint in their country.

This APP is courtesy of DL4MFM and WWFF partner GMA (www.cqgma.net)

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VKFF-1754 by VK5PAS STORY

On Tuesday 14th March 2017 I activated the Totness Recreation Park VKFF-1754.  This park is located just a few km from my home, in the Mount Lofty Ranges east of the city of Adelaide in South Australia.

The Park is home to a large amount of native wildlife including the Western Grey kangaroo, Common Ringtail Possum, Short-beaked Echidna, and Koala.

I made a total of 55 contacts around Australia and into the South Cook Islands.

More information can be found on my WordPress site at……

Totness Recreation Park VKFF-1754

73 and ’44’,

Paul VK5PAS

VKFF-0778 by VK5PAS STORY

On Saturday 11th March 2017 I activated SOTA peak Mount Lofty VK5/ SE-005 which is located within the Cleland Conservation Park VKFF-0778.  This was as part of a co-ordinated SOTA event between VK and EU/UK.

Band conditions on 20m long path were the best I had experienced in a long long time.

I made a total of 113 contacts around VK, and into Spain, Italy, New Zealand, Germany, Croatia, Bulgaria, Switzerland, England, Slovak Rep, Romania, Wales, France, Sweden, Belgium, & Portugal.  Of those, 20 were Summit to Summit contacts, and 6 Park to Park contacts.

More information can be found on my WordPress site at…….

Mount Lofty VK5/SE-005 and Cleland Conservation Park 5CP-042 & VKFF-0778

73 and ’44’,

Paul VK5PAS

VKFF-1052 by VK5PAS STORY

On 10th March 2017 I activated the Lowan Conservation Park VKFF-1052, which is located about 130 km east of the city of Adelaide in South Australia.

The park is about 660 hectares in size and takes its name from the endangered Malleefowl, which is also known as the Lowan.

I made a total of 87 contacts on 20, 40 & 80m SSB, around VK, and into ZL, Ukraine, Switzerland, & Germany.  Included 6 Park to Park contacts.  One of those being with the ZLFF co-ordinator, Ken ZL4KD/p who was in ZLFF-0026.

More information can be found on my WordPress site at……

Lowan Conservation Park 5CP-121 and VKFF-1052

73 and ’44’,

Paul VK5PAS

VKFF-0789 by VK5PAS STORY

On 3rd March 2017 I activated the Spring Mount Conservation Park VKFF-0789, which is located about 71 km south of the city of Adelaide in South Australia.

The park is about 270 hectares in size and is Stringybark forest.  The park is home to a large amount of native wildlife including Western Grey kangaroos and Echidnas, and more than 90 species of bird have been recorded in the park including Scarlet Robin, Beautiful Firetail and Sacred Kingfisher.

After a very slow start, I had a total of 72 contacts in the log.  Stations worked were from VK1, VK2, VK3, VK4, VK5, VK6, VK7, VK8, Japan, Puerto Rico, Indonesia, and the USA.  This included three Park to Park contacts.

More information can be found on my WordPress site at…..

Spring Mount Conservation Park 5CP-219 and VKFF-0789

73 and ’44’,

Paul VK5PAS

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