I enjoyed the chance to participate in the 6th anniversary SANCPA by an activation at Kyeema Conservation Park. See my post for March 2019. I will get back to the park soon to try and get the 44 contacts required for wwff. I think Paul’s certificate is great.
Slowly, slowly the number of references grows. The last two months have been busy, the bands noisy and I have missed many new parks. However, I hope to turn that around a little when summer truly arrives and the weather … Continue reading
My Hunter Award for making contacts with operators in 600 unique parks arrived on Saturday morning. Thanks to all of the activators who made this possible and thanks to Paul, VK5PAS, for administering the program.
This certificate arrived this morning recognising 544 references. Despite being in Winter there have been a number of hardy souls out in the Parks giving chasers many opportunities to be busy. Thanks again to those activators.
Thanks to all of the activators who helped make this award possible. It has been a lot of fun chasing those intrepid park activators.
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.
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.
Here is my certificate for working 444 references in the World Wide Flora and Fauna program. Note the new format. Compare with Hunter 396 certificate below on 29th November 2017.
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.
I was pleased to make 400 contacts with operators in Australian parks to qualify for this award. Thanks to all of the amateurs who have been such active and avid activators, some travelling great distances to operate from remote and infrequently visited Parks.