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:
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
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).
Salt Creek in the Coorong National Park
Sorry I missed you. Marija and I spent most of the weekend out in the garden. Hope you’ve qualified the park now.
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.
Great to see you hit the 44! I have a few I need to return to to click over the 44 as well.
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.