VKFF Hunter Award 500 different Parks, 17th June 2018

VK5BJE VKFF Hunter Honour Roll 500 v1

Thanks to all of the activators who helped make this award possible. It has been a lot of fun chasing those intrepid park activators.

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VKFF-Hunter Award 475 different VKFF areas, 26th May 2018

VK5BJE VKFF Hunter Honour Roll 475

Thanks to all of the activators who have helped to make chasing such fun and challenging as well, especially with the poor propagation conditions we have been experiencing of late. I would like to pay a special thanks to the CW operators (morse code) whose activities add to the richness of my experience: VK2IO/P, Gerard; VK3BYD/P, Warren and VK3AFW/9, Ron at Norfolk Island during the WIA Annual General Meeting in 2016. Gerard and Warren show up quite a few times in my log.

eAustralia award: 8 call areas, 20th March 2018

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This award came last night. It is one level below the highest grade, which is for nine call areas, that is VK0 as well. While I have worked Australian Antarctic Territories many times and have confirmations by traditional QSL cards I am still to gain a confirmation by eqsl. So this award captures all mainland, including Tasmania (VK7), call areas (VKs 1 to 8) and VK9. It was a contact with the dxpedition to Ashmore Reef that tipped the scales for me. Here is that eqsl card. I applied for the eAustralia award for seven (7 call areas) back in April 2016, making the level two award nearly two years later.

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Murray River Parks Award, 23rd January 2018

VK5BJE Murray River Parks Hunter 30 v2

I was pleased to receive this award. The river has been a favourite place for us for 48 years of camping, boating, holidaying and playing radio. I have been conspicuously absent from activating in recent times. My last excursion was with Paul, VK5PAS, in November 2017. I do, however, hope to get back to visiting parks. I had a bit of a set-back in December and am not allowed to drive at present. I will be reviewed again at the end of March 2018. My previous review was this week. There is still a problem with the TCXO! In the meantime I am embarking on an exercise program, under medical supervision, to try and reduce the amount of Atrial Fibrillation. Many people have this condition and are not aware of it. So keep active.

WWFF Hunter Certificate, 352 references, 6th September 2017

 

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I have been very quiet during the months of July and August (in hospital for most of August). I have been unwell and have had surgery. What have I missed the most? Getting out into Parks and operating portable. I have even been unable to chase portable operators but was pleased to gain the certificate for 352 references worked. I am hoping to go portable late September early October. I will say more about this on other forums.

Murray River Award, 18th June 2017

Murray River Award 20 version 1

Here is my log of contacts with operators in the 20 parks located along the Murray River. Four contacts were from portable locations,  all in Parks, the remainder were from my home station and only one contact was made using CW (morse code) from my home station using my second call (VK5PF) (thanks Warren, VK3BYD). I want to improve my number of cw contacts! The first contact, on 16th July 2013, was with Larry, VK5LY/3, now sadly deceased.

Count Reference DXCC Activator Chaser Date Band Mode
1 VKFF-0069 OC / VK (VK-VIC) VK5LY/3 (VK5LY) VK5BJE/7 2014-02-21 40m SSB
2 VKFF-0115 OC / VK (VK-SA) VK5PAS (VK5PAS) VK5BJE 2013-06-02 40m SSB
3 VKFF-0231 OC / VK (VK-VIC) VK5LY/3 (VK5LY) VK5BJE 2013-07-16 40m SSB
4 VKFF-0269 OC / VK (VK-NSW) VK1NAM/2 (VK1NAM) VK5BJE 2014-11-14 40m SSB
5 VKFF-0372 OC / VK (VK-SA) VK5PAS (VK5PAS) VK5BJE 2013-09-21 40m SSB
6 VKFF-0373 OC / VK (VK-VIC) VK3VTH (VK3VTH) VK5BJE 2013-09-11 40m SSB
7 VKFF-0547 OC / VK (VK-NSW) VK2LAD (VK2LAD) VK5BJE 2016-09-11 40m SSB
8 VKFF-0554 OC / VK (VK-NSW) VK5PAS/2 (VK5PAS) VK5BJE 2015-10-22 40m SSB
9 VKFF-0739 OC / VK (VK-VIC) VK4AAC/3 (VK4AAC) VK5BJE 2016-04-01 40m SSB
10 VKFF-0740 OC / VK (VK-VIC) AX3VTH/P (VK3VTH) VK5BJE 2015-04-24 40m SSB
11 VKFF-0741 OC / VK (VK-VIC) VK4AAC/3 (VK4AAC) VK5BJE/P 2016-09-11 40m SSB
12 VKFF-0767 OC / VK (VK-VIC) VK3BYD (VK3BYD) VK5PF 2016-06-25 40m CW
13 VKFF-0768 OC / VK (VK-VIC) VK3VTH/P (VK3VTH) VK5BJE 2015-09-20 40m SSB
14 VKFF-0823 OC / VK (VK-SA) VK5PAS/P (VK5PAS) VK5BJE 2015-05-01 40m SSB
15 VKFF-0827 OC / VK (VK-SA) VK5PAS/P (VK5PAS) VK5BJE/3 2015-04-19 40m SSB
16 VKFF-0831 OC / VK (VK-SA) VK4AAC/5 (VK4AAC) VK5BJE 2016-02-25 40m SSB
17 VKFF-0911 OC / VK (VK-SA) VK4AAC/5 (VK4AAC) VK5BJE 2016-02-16 40m SSB
18 VKFF-0919 OC / VK (VK-SA) VK5ZGY/P (VK5ZGY) VK5BJE 2016-04-06 40m SSB
19 VKFF-0929 OC / VK (VK-SA) VK4AAC/5 (VK4AAC) VK5BJE 2016-02-18 40m SSB
20 VKFF-0961 OC / VK (VK-VIC) VK4AAC/3 (VK4AAC) VK5BJE/P 2016-04-02 40m SSB

I am pleased to gain the award and it represents many great memories. A special thanks to those who have activated the parks making the award possible.


WIA AGM Awards 2017

As indicated in my previous post relating to VK5WOW and VI5WOW I applied for the General and Gold Awards. Three contacts were obtained while operating from Victorian National Parks and the remainder were from my home station and while at Hahndorf. Here are the certificates:

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GOLD award

Unfortunately I could not indicate my preferred name, which is John. Nevertheless I am pleased to add these to my collection of virtual wall-paper!