Yesterday afternoon (local time) saw Russ activating 3 summits along Eskdale Spur in NE Victoria. The final summit was Mount Tawonga VK3/VE-076, which took him to MG.
Well done Russ: only 137 summits to reach the critical goal. A smattering of Winter Bonus points helped. All but a dozen (at a quick count) summits were in VK3, predominantly in the NE region - not surprising given that Russ lives in Albury, just of the border.
Hearty congratulations! Good to see you back on air after a break.
Great to work you on Mountain Goat Day.
Gerard - VK2IO
Thx everyone, it was a very ordinary day for conditions, when I could hear a chaser it was amongst heavy qsb, possibly the worst conditions I’ve experienced whilst activating.
On the bright side I managed goahood and worked ZL2ATH under trying conditions.
It helps when you live an hour from the heart of some of the highest and most numerous summits in VK.
A big thankyou to the chasers who stuck with it yesterday, and to the many chasers/activators I’ve worked over the last couple of years.
Best 73 Russ VK2BJP
Good work Russ, you’ve been hard to hear and work in recent conditions. Glad you made it.
73 Andrew VK1dA/2uh
Congratulations Russ, I knew it was pretty close.
Well done and many thanks for numerous S2Ss.
Congratulations Russ,welcome al club…
Pleased to have been a contact on the day.