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.

Park to Park – 10

I am pleased to display my latest certificate for ten park to park contacts. VK2IO/P was chased three times: thanks Gerard but also thanks to the other intrepid park operators.

Count Reference DXCC Activator Chaser Date Band Mode
WWFF P2P References (Mixed/Mixed)
1 VKFF-0023 (from VKFF-0781) OC / VK VK5BJE/P (VK5BJE) VK2IO/P 2016-04-02 40m SSB
2 VKFF-0055 (from VKFF-0766) OC / VK VK5BJE/P (VK5BJE) VK3XV/P 2016-04-16 40m SSB
3 VKFF-0069 (from VKFF-0967) OC / VK VK5BJE/P (VK5BJE) VK4AAC/P3 2016-04-17 40m SSB
4 VKFF-0113 (from VKFF-0781) OC / VK VK5BJE/P (VK5BJE) VK3PF/P 2016-04-02 40m SSB
5 VKFF-0195 (from VKFF-0751) OC / VK VK5BJE/P (VK5BJE) VK2YK/P 2016-04-15 40m SSB
6 VKFF-0528 (from VKFF-0766) OC / VK VK5BJE/P (VK5BJE) VK2IO/P 2016-04-16 40m SSB
7 VKFF-0595 (from VKFF-0967) OC / VK VK5BJE/P (VK5BJE) VK2IO/P 2016-04-17 40m SSB
8 VKFF-0781 (from VKFF-0793) OC / VK VK5BJE/P (VK5BJE) VK5FMAZ/P 2016-04-10 40m SSB
9 VKFF-0792 (from VKFF-0781) OC / VK VK5BJE/P (VK5BJE) VK3VTH/P 2016-04-03 40m SSB
10 VKFF-0821 (from VKFF-0781) OC / VK VK5BJE/P (VK5BJE) VK5ZGY/P 2016-04-03 40m SSB


WWFF more awards October 2015

VK5BJE Sapphire award 2015

VK5BJE Sapphire award 2015

VK5BJE Hunter 100 2015

VK5BJE Hunter Honour Roll 100 2015

VK5BJE Hunter Honour Roll 125 2015

VK5BJE Hunter Honour Roll 125 2015

Some more awards: ‘virtual wall-paper’ but I am pleased to receive them. They represent a lot of contacts, great fun and ‘virtual’ visits to lots of parks.

World Wide Flora & Fauna Hunter Certificate 88, 31st May 2015

H 88 VK5BJE 2015 174 v1

I was pleased to pass another mile-stone over the weekend when my certificate arrived for working 88 references as a Hunter. Parks in New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania and the Australian Capital Territory are in the list. While I have operated portable from parks in all Australian states and mainland territories, including Queensland, Western Australia and the Northern Territory those contacts were all pre-WWFF days. So full marks for the various Parks awards for encouraging so many operators to get out into the field and set up their portable stations.