Vk5/SE-013 Mt Gawler or “Mt Nigel” as it is affectionately known as.
At around 23:00 on 29/08/2014, VK5STU, VK5NIG and myself, VK5FO are heading up to our local hill, with the aim of making VK5/SE-013 the first VK5 (and from the checking I have done) the first VK summit to reach 1,000 contacts. It is also rumoured that Andy, VK5AKH might drop in - This is also a favored location for Andy who did the first SOTA activaton of this summit
I noted when updating my logs on Monday that the total QSO Count was at 969, and I thought what better way to celebrate the first 1K contacts from the summit than by getting “Mr Mt Gawler” himself - Nigel, VK5NIG (yes, he has done 36 activation’s of this summit) to be the one to make the 1,000th SOTA contact from here.
Please keep an eye on the spots, and an ear out on 20 and 40M for us, we might even give a quick shout out on 30M as well. Not sure yet, but we might even set up multiple stations on multiple bands.
We hope to get the number up close to the 1K mark and then Nigel can work the pike-up after UTC rolls over - and somewhere in that mix will be the 1K contact.