Mt Ainslie, VK1/AC-040, 9th May 2015

On Sunday morning VK5PAS, Paul and I met Andrew, VK1NAM, who had arranged on Saturday afternoon at the WIA AGM, to take us out for more SOTA activations if the weather was reasonable. Well the weather was wet on Saturday evening and the weather bureau predicted strong winds and more rain for Sunday. Paul and Andrew had discussed the matter earlier and we agreed we would all go and take one peak at a time and stop the activations if it became necessary.

So we set out for Mt Ainslee, VK1/AC-040. This peak is right in Canberra and accrues one point for a successful activation. The winds were gale force. However, we successfully activated the Peak and took some photos before setting out for Black Mountain, VK1/AC-042, just a short drive away.

Mt Ainslee log 09052015

Eleven contacts were made. When the activation was finished we set out for Black Mountain, VK1/AC-042.

Canberra from Mount Ainslie

Canberra from Mount Ainslie

Andrew setting up squid pole in the wind

Andrew setting up squid pole in the wind

Black Mountain from Mount Ainslie

Black Mountain from Mount Ainslie

I would like to thank VK1NAM, Andrew, who so generously gave up a fair bit of his Sunday to enable me, Paul and Heath to enjoy these activations. The activations on Thursday and Sunday enriched an already splendid weekend at the WIA AGM. On Sunday evening we enjoyed a casual meal with members of the Canberra Amateur Radio Club. I also enjoyed the presentation of home brewed equipment from members of the Club which was on display during the AGM. This display was orientated to low frequency transmitters and audio equipment. The gear was impressive and mainly illustrated published articles from Amateur Radio Magazine. Finally, of course there are the chasers. Without chasers we would have become cold and wet for nothing!

4 thoughts on “Mt Ainslie, VK1/AC-040, 9th May 2015

  1. G’day John,

    It was certainly windy on Mt Ainslee. Not sure who was crazier, us guys or the joggers.

    It was great to get another ‘unique’ summit in the log as an activator.



  2. Hi Paul
    I would say us and give the benefit of the doubt to the joggers! I wonder what the magical properties were in the summit trig (really a steel post)? Did you notice they all touched it at the summit!
    I also appreciated the great view of Canberra.


    John D

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