David, VK2FLDW as part of the VK1 Winter SOTA QSO Party activated Mt Alexandra near Mittagong. Contacts were made to to Queensland, Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia. Local contacts to New South Wales and Canberra were almost non existent on the day. Maybe a NVIS antenna for the next expedition. David found a comfortable operating position at a lookout near the summit.
Operating position with a view to the Blue Mountains
Interesting contact today with Ade Larsen, VK4SOE/P operating from a hilltop on his family farm near Stanthorpe Queensland
He is operating a Codan 7727-C crystal locked radio on 7.1128MHz. Yes that is right 7.1128 MHz, that is the frequency the crystal is cut for.
Currently he is operating most afternoons from 14:00 to about 17:00 hrs
See the YouTube video to see his portable setup
Listen out and see if you can contact him
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David, VK2FLDW will be taking part in the VK1 Winter SOTA QSO Party on Sunday 7 August 2016. He will be operating from Mt Alexandra, VK2/IL-005 from 09:00 to 11:00 hours weather permitting. Listen out for him on 40 metres 7.100MHz LSB