Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Rememberance Contest 2013 in the Outback

We were in Innamincka when the date for the contest came up.  Interesting QTH to be and to operate radio.  Hot during the day, freezing at night, incessant flies, snakes, dust and everything else the outback has to offer.
I had all the adverse effects in one day.

First my "antenna erecting device" broke.

Then the flies found me.

With the sun setting the flies "dropped" and the cold got me.  You can see my teeth chattering.

The little KX3 performed well, logging done by VKCL log.  The antenna was G5RV  with the apex about 7 m up.

Thanks everybody for listening to my weak signal and taking the pains to make the QSO (especially Tommy VK2IR).  In all it was fun from very EXOTIC location.

Ah... Alan VK4SN .... I demand extra points for all that "hardship".. <grin>

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Another for the collection..

In Birdsville we have met another traveling amateur.  Joe VK7JG picked me on the account of the antenna (the Outbacker on the nudge bar).

Please note that with the "silly" grin is me again...

cheers 73

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Another ham I have met on the way

In South West Queensland we met another amateur who spotted my "fishing rod antenna".

Greg VK2JCT from Nelson's Bay.

 I apologize for the silly grin on my face... I'm simply not photogenic and can't smile for the camera.  Greg makes up for both of us.

Boulia caravan park on Tuesday.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Chance meeting in Cunnamulla

We are away five days now... had a few nice places to overnight and enjoy the nature.  The country is fascinating.

In the caravan park in Cunnamulla I've met a ham operating his FT-817 into a Buddistick.

Ian VK3FD and I had nice chat.

Thanks Ian and hope to meet you again on the road or on the air.


The results of the Commonwealth contest were published.

  As I member of the team Australia 2, I was quite pleased with the result.