2021 VK SHIRES   All SoapBox

 

vk1dd.log

SOAPBOX: THANKS TO THE ORGANISERS AND EVERYONE I TALKED TO.  I WASN’T ON FOR

SOAPBOX: LONG, BUT IT WAS FUN REGARDLESS

 

vk2mt.log

SOAPBOX: AS PER PREVIOUS VK SHIRES, OPERATED PORTABLE FROM THE BACK PADDOCK

SOAPBOX: OF A SHEEP FARM 20KLMS NE OF GRENFELL NSW. MINUS DEGREE

SOAPBOX: TEMPERATURES, BUT NOTHING A BIG CAMPFIRE & SOME GOOD RED WINE

SOAPBOX: COULDN’T FIX.

SOAPBOX: RIG: IC-7100

SOAPBOX: ATU: AH-4

SOAPBOX: ANT: G5RV ON 10M POLE

SOAPBOX: GOOD BAND CONDITIONS WITH NO STORM QRN.  THANKS TO ORGANISER TRENT.

SOAPBOX: CATCH YOU ALL NEXT YEAR!

 

vk2yw.log

SOAPBOX: ANOTHER GOOD TIME WAS HAD. A VERY FRIENDLY CONTEST. I WONDER IF WE

SOAPBOX: MIGHT LOOK AT INCLUDING NZ?

 

vk3lsn.log

SOAPBOX: THANKS FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO TRY SOME NEW SKILLS.

 

vk4hh.log

SOAPBOX: MANUALLY COMBINED LOGS

SOAPBOX: NOT AS MUCH ACTIVITY THIS YEAR. SOME ZLS SUGGESTED ADDING ZL SHIRES NEXT YEAR.

 

vk4jaz.log

SOAPBOX: I WAS USING MY ELECRAFT KX1 AT 1W WITH AN END FED WIRE ANTENNA. I

SOAPBOX: WAS ACTIVE ON MOUNT COOT-THA.

 

vk4vo.log

SOAPBOX: LAST TIME IN SHIRES WAS 2017 FROM VK3. THIS YEAR FROM VK4, CONDX

SOAPBOX: WERE PRETTY GOOD. ABSOLUTELY HAD A BLAST!!!! GREAT CONTEST, THANKS

SOAPBOX: FOR EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED, THANKS TRENT, AND THANKS MIKE VK3AVV

SOAPBOX: FOR A GREAT BIT OF KIT IN THE VKCL SOFTWARE.

 

vk5rs.log

SOAPBOX: THANK YOU! IT WAS GOOD FUN :-)

 

vk6flab.log

SOAPBOX: OPERATED ROVER FROM 00:00 TO 09:00, IN ADDITION TO THE STATIONS IN

SOAPBOX: LOG, ALSO HEARD, BUT WAS UNABLE TO WORK ONLY A FEW OTHER STATIONS.

SOAPBOX:  VK4VO, VK2YW, VK3MH, VK6FD, VK4HH, VK4SN, VK6BSA

SOAPBOX: IN ADDITION TO THE SHIRES IN THE LOG, ALSO OPERATED IN EF6 AND NL6.

SOAPBOX: ACTIVATED FM6 TWICE FROM DIFFERENT LOCATIONS. WE HAVE GPS LOGS AND

SOAPBOX: PHOTOS FOR VALIDATION PURPOSES.

SOAPBOX: CONDITIONS WERE POOR AND EXTREMELY VARIABLE, UNLIKE ANYTHING EVER SEEN

SOAPBOX: HEARD TWO STATIONS ON 80M, BUT NO CALLS. NO VK STATIONS HEARD ON ANY

SOAPBOX: OTHER BAND.

SOAPBOX: USED MULTI-TAP WHIP MOUNTED TO BULL-BAR OF LANDCRUISER WITH IC-7000.

SOAPBOX: DRIVER WAS THOMAS VK6VCR, VERY MUCH APPRECIATED HIS NAVIGATION.

SOAPBOX: LOGGING WAS DONE ON PAPER – SHOCK-HORROR – AND WAS THE VERY LEAST OF

SOAPBOX: THE CHALLENGES. AT ONE POINT WE FEARED THE STATION WAS FAULTY, BUT THEN

SOAPBOX: I WORKED CATHERINE IN VK7 AND ALL WAS WELL WITH THE WORLD.

SOAPBOX: START TIME WAS INCONVENIENT, DATE WAS WORSE WITH YB AND YC STATIONS ALL

SOAPBOX: OVER 40M. RECOMMEND SELECTING A DATE WITHOUT AN INDONESIAN CONTEST ON

SOAPBOX: THE SAME DAY.

SOAPBOX: ALSO, WHEN CAN I LOOK FORWARD TO RECEIVING MY WINNER AWARD FOR 2016?

 

vk7ham.log

SOAPBOX: THANKS ENJOYED THE CONTEST.

 

vk7jgd.log

SOAPBOX: THANKS FOR CONTEST AGAIN SHIRES IS ALLWAYS GOOD FUN FOLLOWING THE

SOAPBOX: PROPAGATION.CHEERS ALL GARRY VK7JGD

 

vk7zbx.log

SOAPBOX: FIRST TIME IN THE VK SHIRES. GREAT FUN. STATION NEEDS MORE WORK :)

 

 

 

Trent

VK4TS 

PO Box 275

Mooloolaba 4557

0408497550