Coorong National Park, VKFF-0115, 13th October 2018

On Sunday 13th October 2018, while on our way home, we stopped at Salt Creek to look at the birds and to activate the Coorong National Park, VKFF-0115. I have previously activated this park on five occasions, but never achieved 44 contacts for the WWFF program. Here is a link to my previous activation:

https://vk5bje.com/category/coorong-national-park/

I made 17 contacts.

05:30 7.144 VK2HHA  s59 r58

05:33 7.144 VK5ZK  59 54

05:36 7.144 VK5KGP  58 55

05:37 7.144 VK1DI  59 58

05:39 7.144 VK2IO  59 45

05:40 7.144 VK4TJ  57 55

05:41 7.144 VK4/AC8WN  57 55

05:42 7.144 VK4/VE6XT  57 55

05:43 7.144 VK7AN  58 57

05:46  7.090 VK3EQ/P 56 33 VK3/VE-026

05:51 7.144 VK3ANL 57 33

05:59 7.144 VK4AAC/3 59 55  VKFF-0742 Park to Park

06:33 7.095 VK7XDM/P 55 57 VK7/SC-001

and the following stations were worked using CW using my VK5PF/P call-sign:

05:56 7.032 CW VK3PF/P 579 559 VK3/VE-241

06:03 7.032 CW VK2IO 579 559

06:07 7.032 CW VK7CW 599 579

and

06:09 7.032 CW VK3BYD 579 559

Thanks, as always, to the chasers who made this tally of qsos possible.

My wife, Jenny, was able to identify 55 species of birds on our trip. About half of them were in the Coorong National Park and other nearby parks and on water/ponds on private property. This photo, by Jenny,  shows two species of ducks: Hard Head and Chesnut Teal and one, probably a juvenile Hard Head, (second duck in procession at the rear).

Ducks

Salt Creek

Salt Creek in the Coorong National Park

 

 

 

 

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4 thoughts on “Coorong National Park, VKFF-0115, 13th October 2018

  1. Hi Paul
    Sorry I didn’t catch up with you on 80m. I called a few times for the VK5s! At long last 44. I could have achieved that score much more quickly if we were still camping. This time we stayed at Meningie at the motel. So I stayed until I got the right number although the going was slow. We also checked out a few other parks for activation in the future.
    73
    John D
    VK5BJE/VK5PF

  2. Hi Chris
    Thanks for the comment. I have a few more to go for 44 which are not too far away and lots below 44 in VK3 and VK7. I will probably never get to the VK7 parks again. I had a great day and survived the trip pretty well.
    73
    John D
    VK5BJE/VK5PF

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