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Mt Elliot VK2/HU-093 activation 07/07/2014

SOTA activations for me have involved lugging a 40L backpack crammed with gear plus carrying a 10m squid pole. Recently I have become interested in trying to reduce the size and weight of equipment taken to a summit as well as reducing the time between arrival and getting on air. 1,422 more words

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SSTV from VK3ASC/P on VK3/VE-105

Sunday afternoon and another summit activation by Mark VK3ASC, this time on Mt Big Ben VK3/VE-105. He came up on 20m SSB and surprised me by being an easy 5×9 copy over the short 473 km path. 412 more words

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Labour day long weekend part 2

After my activations the previous day, my plan was to activate four mountains along a ridge, starting with VK3/VE-152, then VE-116, then VE-108, finishing up at VE-106. 1,212 more words

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Dr. Dre buys news new house for $40million!

Dr Dre is reported to have dropped a whooping $40million to buy the mega mansion of supermodel Gisele Bundchen and her quarterback husband, Tom Brady in Brentwood, California. 87 more words