We climbed the Devil’s Peak in fog and descended in sun-light. It is quite a difficult climb when slippery, especially carrying radio gear, squid pole and other items such as water. A highlight for me was working Ian, VK5CZ, on six metres. I was inspired to make a dipole after my visit to Canberra for the WIA AGM where I saw the local amateurs having contacts on VHF and UHF. I am hoping to do some more work on six metres closer to Adelaide and try and generate some more interest in this band for portable use.
I saw the excitement on your face when Ian came back to your call on 6m. So the homebrew 6m antenna is working a treat.
Thanks for being our SOTA companion. It was a fun climb and activation.
Hi Paul, I keep saying to Jenny how quickly the nine days disappeared. It was a wonderful experience and while I might have tackled Lake Torrens NP I probably wouldn’t have bothered with Mt Arden. But I am glad we tackled Mt Arden on the Monday and, despite the sun’s super activity, we did activated it quite successfully. I would have liked to get another six metre contact but they might have to happen more closely to Adelaide.
Yep, it certainly went quick. But we truly had a great time.
Hope to do it again soon?