On Sunday afternoon the sun was shining and I thought I would begin my VKFF activation of Mark Oliphant Conservation Park. While I have activated this Park twice previously that was for the South Australian National and Conservation Parks Award: SANPCPA. Here is a link to those activations.
The Mark Oliphant Conservation Park is the closest protected area nearest to my home. It is about two kilometres away as the Little Raven flies! I can see the Park from our house. It was named after Sir Mark Oliphant, nuclear physicist and Governor of South Australia.
On this occasion I set up off Evans Drive rather than just inside the main entrance. Evans Drive dissects the Park but there was little vehicular traffic and a few people of foot, some of whom showed some interest in what I was doing.
Here is a list of my contacts.
I was on the air at 0411 on 40 metres and worked in order
VK4AAC/P5 Rob at Kelly Hill Conservation Park VKFF-810
VK2GAZ/P2, Garry at Scheyville National Park VKFF-444. I was delighted to get this contact having activated this Park last year. Here is a link to that activation.
See also Garry’s blog at
VK5PL ex VK5NQP Congratulations David on the new call and Advanced Licence
VK1NAM/P1 Andrew at Oakey Hill Nature Reserve VKFF-858
VK100ANZAC Operator Ken at Mt Evelyn
VK5ZRY/P5 Ramsay Conservation Park VKFF-815
VK5AAC/P5 Rob on 14.247 s 53 r 41 a short haul on 20 metres Kelly Hill CP VKFF-810
ZL3JAS 14.200 Jason at Christchurch s 58 r 44
VK4FTWO 7.090 Littabella National Park VKFF-290
and at 05:38
At this stage the sun moved behind the hill, the temperature dropped suddenly and I decided I would pack up and head home. I was happy to gain 27 contacts and I shall return and work a few others to gain the 44 needed for the VKFF program. Thanks to all who gave me a call.
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