Today I took the chance to visit GFF-0336 South Bents to Tynemouth South Pier Head, which is located 4 miles north of the city of Sunderland on the north east coast . My location was at Souter Lighthouse and overlooking Marsden Rocks which is a excellent location of visiting seabirds at nesting season .
We, the ” Lupi della Majella Team” , IW6NZY Silvino, IZ6YLM Fiorello, I2JJR/HB9TZA Augusto, went yesterday to the IFF-0982 , “Parco Territoriale Attrezzato dell’ Annunziata” a new reference, near the Franciscan Monastery DAI-AZ0101 .
Transmitted CQs from about 0530 through 0845 UTC mostly on 17m band with occasional QSY to 15, 20 and 40m, but logged only 26 contacts. Eight overseas contacts were made on 17m: 4 EUs, 3 Asiatic Russians and VK4FW. Another contact with VK4FW on 15m was possible.
My signals were spotted in clusters several times and I am grateful to spotters, but it turned out that only a few stations called after each spot yesterday. The vertical antenna with two radials was the most I could set in a commercial parking space for sightseers.
Another one activation from our team in northen Greece. The group gathered around 9 in the morning of Sunday and started for Paiko mountain area. What we had to decide was the location point,as the area is large and there were many good choices. After discussing we decided to stay in the space of forest recreation after Kastaneri village where there also the church of Prophet Elias. The plan for today was to install two separate stations so that we work two different bands and make as many contacts we can. But the propagation was not with our side. Under these conditions the number of 400+ contacts οf previous activation(svff-0122) could not be approached.
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.
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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.
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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.
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