• [VK5PAS] Some more DX park and SOTA activators during late Sept and ear

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    Some more DX park and SOTA activators during late Sept and early October

    Posted: 19 Oct 2021 03:49 AM PDT https://vk5pas.org/2021/10/19/some-more-dx-park-activators-during-late-sept-and-early-october/

    Band conditions over the past few weeks have been pretty good again for the
    DX. Marija VK5MAZ has been working some big pile ups into Europe on 20m on
    the long path.
    I have been focussing on trying to pick up some new DXCC entities and
    working some of the overseas Park & SOTA activators. Below is a bit of a snapshot of some of the overseas activators I have logged in the past few weeks.

    27th September 2021.
    IQ5QO activating an Italian lighthouse Castello Alfonsino

    (WAIL PU-029)
    and the Worked Castles Award

    (WCA 1737).

    Above:- Castello Alfonsino. Image c/o Wikipedia
    DL8ECA Stadtwald Göttingen and Kerstlingeröder Feld DLFF-0332 in GERMANY.

    Above:- Stadtwald Göttingen and Kerstlingeröder Feld. Image c/o Google maps 2nd October 2021
    YL44WFF YLFF-0221 in LATVIA

    Sam F4GYG in FFF-2126 in FRANCE.

    3rd October 2021
    Daniel OA9DVK in the Peruvian Amazon rainforest in Chayu Nain Comunal
    Reserve OAFF-0040.

    4th October 2021
    F5NLX activating Foret Commuale De Vinassan FFF-2955

    Jean-Marie sent me an email and he said:
    I am very surprise when j heard VK5pas hi on my small dipole 2x5m at 3m
    up !!report 56 with my 30 watts

    Sam F4GYG FFF-2098 FRANCE.

    5th October 2021
    I logged Daniel again OA9DVK in OAFF-0040.

    6th October 2021.
    Mike 2E0YYY/p G/ HSP-020

    7th October 2021
    Darius M0KCB/p Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty GFF-0248

    Above:- Rolling hills and farm fields that typify the Cotswolds landscape. Image c/o Wikipedia
    CT1MH Bragadas CT/ TM-043 in PORTUGAL.

    Above:- view from Bragadas
    IQ5QO/p IFF-0743 in ITALY.

    8th October 2021
    Sam F4GYG/p FFF-1845 in FRANCE.

    Fabio IK2LEY/p SOTA Poggio Croce I/ PM-387 in ITALY. This is a 1,765 m
    high summit and is worth 6 points.

    Above:- Poggio Croce. Image c/o Wikipedia
    EA2RCG/p EAFF-1172 in SPAIN.
    IQ5QO/p Area Naturale Protetta di Interesse Locale Il Bottaccio IFF-0507
    in ITALY.

    Above:- The park in which IQ5QO was operating from. Image c/o Wikipedia
    Babs DK0DFF Hartz Mountains DLFF-0006 in GERMANY.

    DC8TM SOTA peak Herzogenhorn DM/ BW-002 in GERMANY. This is a 10 point
    summit and is 1,415 metres above sea level.

    Above:- The Herzogenhorn in winter. Image c/o Wikipedia

    10th October 2021
    Mike 2E0YYY/p and Rob G7LAS G/ HSP-020
    Mike posted on Facebook:- Todays activation was a whole heap of fun and the
    DX was a real bonus.

    Above:- Mike and Robs set up.
    Antonio EC2AG SOTA summit Unbe Mendi EA2/ BI-076 in SPAIN.

    Above: View from EA2/ BI-076. Image c/o Google maps
    Jose EA5ITW/p SOTA summit Plans EA5/ AT-006 in SPAIN. This summit is a 4 point summit located in the Alicante area of Spain.

    Above:- View from EA5/ AT-006. Image c/o Google maps ///////////////////////////////////////////
    2021 John Moyle certificate

    Posted: 18 Oct 2021 09:51 PM PDT https://vk5pas.org/2021/10/19/2021-john-moyle-certificate/

    During the past few days I received my certificate in the mail for the 2021 John Moyle Memorial Field Day

    I came first in the Single Operator, Phone, HF, 6 hour portable category. Thanks to everyone who called me whilst I was in the Bullock Hill
    Conservation Park 5CP-265 & VKFF-0873. And thanks to Dennis VK4AE the
    Contest Manager.
    Details on my activation can be found at.. https://vk5pas.org/2021/03/22/bullock-hill-conservation-park-and-the-2021-john-moyle-memorial-field-day/

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