Yesterday Al VK1RX achieved SOTA Mountain Goat status by activating Mt Domain VK1/AC-020 at 1506 metres ASL overlooking Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve.
In the true spirit of SOTA Al had a 7.5 hour day out, spending 3 hours climbing the beast over 6.5 km for a 720 metre vertical ascent, 1.5 hours operating his Icom IC-706 on the summit, followed by a hard 3 hour descent.
For the folk who know Al you would agree what a great SOTA ambassador he is. Al does nothing by halves, he has tacked some of the hardest peaks in VK1 spending many hours and nights in the Australian bush to activate a distant peak. Al has been involved in VK1 SOTA since the start of the program in February 2013, yesterday’s activation is the culmination of 3.5 years of hard work and dedication to the hobby.
Please join me in congratulating Al on his achievements in the field of portable radio operations and now SOTA Mountain Goat status.