I am planning to be at Mt Ginini vk1/ac-008 next weekend 13/14/15 Jan. I will be there for a VHF field day contest and expect to set up on the afternoon of the 13th, then be QRV at least for HF SOTA in the period from about 1900-2100 post dawn period when conditions might be good for a contact.
Knowing the interest in making s2s or even chaser contacts to VK, I will aim to be actively listening and calling on whatever band seems to have activity. If all goes to plan I will be able to listen and call during the period 1900-2100 UTC on both 13 Jan UTC and 14Jan UTC. That's 6am to 8am local time. Rig will be an IC703 with 250 hz cw filter available. Sunrise locally is about 1900 UTC this week.
I will also aim to operate in the VK-EU Long path period approaching our sunset at 2000 local time or 0900 UTC. And whatever happens in between. JAs on 15m etc.
10w output power will be the default for any dx attempts. I operate from a tent for the vhf event. Rig is IC703 or IC706 for a shorter period and slightly higher power. Battery limited. Antennas will be a variety of proven dx antennas.
Interested in knowing of any possible NA activations around that time this coming weekend.
73 Andrew VK1DA VK2UH