Opening 15.01.03

OK, worked into 4 states VK1, VK2, VK3 & VK5. Started into central lower VK3 and spread out from there to Melb and to Adelaide areas. Didn't last for very long and was not all that strong. Interesting track along the VIC - NSW border to Swan Hill, Robinvale and Mildura.

Repeaters : 2 meters - Total = 26

VK1 - Ginini & portable WICEN 147.175
VK2 - Wagga, Wagga North, Griffith, Young
VK3 - Swan Hill, Robinvale, Mildura, Macedon, Wodonga, Shepparton, Wangaratta, Corryong, Grampians, Charlton, Bright, Ararat, Bendigo, Otway Ranges, Yarrawonga.
VK5 - Barossa Valley, Mt Gambier, Lobethal, Berri, Bumbunga Hill, Crafers, Naracoorte.

Repeaters : 70 CM - Total = 10

VK3 - Melb 3RMU, East Gippsland 3RGU, Ballarat 3RBU, Wangaratta 3RNU, Grampians 3RWU, Wodonga 3RNE, Geelong 3RGL, Mt Major 3RDU, Yea 3RMG, Unknown 3RTU voice ID.

Beacons :

Geelong S3, Mt Gambier S0.

FM Simplex :

Vk3AEF Jim at Nhill on 146.500 RS 5/5 1940 UTC.