I last visited this park on 2nd October 2022 as part of my quest to qualify for the first level of the Boomerang Award for activators. However, I should have read the rules more closely: for an activation to count for this award you need ten contacts on the one UTC day. I reached the required number of contacts but they were spread over two UTC days. Here is a link to that activation:
Sunday was a warm early summer day, almost clear sky and no wind and I chose to visit the park in the mid afternoon.
I commenced my activation at 03:59 on 7.155 Mhz on the 40 metre band.
03:59 VK3ZPF, Peter 59 57
04:17 VK2IO/P Gerard, 51 45, Park to park Gerard was at Cape Banks Aquatic Reserve, VKFF-3251
04:07 VK2VH Rob 59 55
04:08 VK3GJG 59 54
04:17 VK2EXA 59 45
04:19 VK5HAA 59 55
04:29 VK3VJP 57 57
04:31 VK5YX 59 56
04:37 VK2MET. Alan, 53 52
04:39 VK5IS 59 59
04:43 VK3BWS/P 57 41 Barry Park to park
Band conditions were better than the last few days despite QRN (mainly electrical storms in the north west and north east of the state) and atmospheric frying noise. Fading was slow and deep and I was most aware of this after calling CQ on 7.032. I called a few times and was answered by a station sending too fast for me to decode in my head. And his signal disappeared for seconds in the deep fades. I might have had a chance of a contact if the QSB was not so tough. So VK5PF didn’t get much of a run! Thanks to all who gave me a call.