VK1 to celebrate 6 Months of SOTA – 11 August 20

VK1 SOTA participants are planning to celebrate 6 months of SOTA in VK1 on Sunday 11 August 2013, with simultaneous activations of VK1 SOTA summits commencing at 09:15 local, 2315 UTC Saturday 10 August 2013. VK1 is the Australian Capital Territory and the home of Australia’s Federal Government in the city of Canberra.

The list of activators is growing with 9 summits in the list:

Matt VK1MA, Mt Coree VK1/AC-023, alternate Mt Majura VK1/AC-034
Glen VK1FB, Mt Tennent VK1/AC-025
Andrew VK1NAM, Castle Hill VK1/AC-032 (permission required, waiting for a reply)
Andrew VK1DA and Ian VK1DI, One Tree Hill VK1/AC-035 permission received
Ed VK2JI and party, Mt Taylor VK1/AC-037
Al VK1RX, Tuggeranong Hill VK1/AC-038
Mark VK1MDC and Peter VK1IRC, Mt Ainslie VK1/AC-040
James VK1DR, Isaacs Ridge VK1/AC-041, 2m FM only
Andrew VK1MBE, Mt Stromlo VK1/AC-043, 2m FM only

Keep an eye on SOTAWatch for more detail. We hope to have one VK1 station activate the special event callsign VI100ACT.

Andrew, VK1NAM web: http://vk1nam.wordpress.com

In order to extend daylight coverage into VK5, 6 & 8, I (Ed VK2JI) will be activating Mt Taylor mainly using 20m SSB (14.342 +_ QRM) but will have a 2m FM HT for local S2S as well.

The VK2 (Central Coast, NSW) “Invaders” consist of Jim VK2LC, Rod VK2LAX and myself.
Jim & Rod will be running around the usual 40m frequencies.

Ed, VK2JI web:http://vk2ji.com