Dear SOTA friends,
We just got back from our trip through Australia. In addition to visiting that huge and fantastic country, we have been able to enjoy the experience of doing SOTA activations from there. We have done SOTA activations on VK2-New South Wales, VK1-Capital Territory, VK3-Victoria, VK5-South Australia and VK8- Northern Territory. It has been a nice experience to transmit from there.
It is true that the conditions of propagation have not been good and we couldn’t log many contacts. But we’ve been able to make contacts with some of SOTA’s regular EA2 friends and it’s been very exciting. In addition we spoke with many colleagues from Australia and New Zealand.
Thanks to this last trip, we already have 24 associations activated and we are very happy and wanting to continue traveling with the radio.
As a curiosity, we didn’t have any problem to bring back home the LiPo battery we purchased there. It travelled as of cabin luggage and passed 4 security controls and no one has seen nor pay any attention at all.
That has been our experience.
Thank you all for your contacts and for your follow up.
73 and see you soon