VK2LRR VHF DX
What an impressive morning!! Worked into 4 states. Being VK1, VK2, VK3,
All up I was able to access 31
Repeaters(!!!) from VK1, VK2, VK3, VK5. I will list them all here to give
those interested an idea of the wide coverage area involved. At least half the
repeaters would have reached at least S9+40db. Not all areas were received at
the same time but most were.
VK1 - Mt. Ginini
VK2 - Wagga Griffith
Cooma Wagga North Yarrawonga
VK3 - Shepparton Corryong
Ballarat Goulburn Valley Wodonga
Charlton Bright Ararat
Bendigo Macedon Otway Ranges
Bendigo Experimental Alexandra Mt Anakie
Montpelier Grampians Warrnambool
Mt Baw Baw Olinda Swan Hill
VK5 - Mt Gambier Naracoorte
Lobethal Barossa Valley Elizabeth
144.530 VK3RGL Geelong was S4 around 2000z
144.550 VK5RSE Mt Gambier was S3 around 2000z
I copied a weak signal from 144.568 VK6REP Esperance at 1954z which is
20 mins after Geoff VK3FIQ reported hearing it.
Eventually after people emerged from sleep and
contacts were made.
VK3FIQ Geoff and VK3MLZ Stew at Ararat 5/6
& 5/4 respectively.
Vk3AEF Jim Portable near Nhill and VK3BG Ed at
Tocumwal, both in the Ross Hull contest got an extra contact.
Vk3XCD Ian at Mt Bogong.