SANPCPA and WWFF Activation

This morning I activated Hale Conservation Park near Williamstown North East of Adelaide.  This park qualifies for the SA National Parks and Conservation Parks Australia program and also the World Wide Flora and Fauna in Amateur Radio program.  I was late setting off due to some unforeseen events at home and I had underestimated the time it would take to get there.  I am also now less confident my GPS/Sat Nav is as efficient as it could be.  Anyhow I setup near the park entrance as this park is very no frills.  A simple car park off the main road and a walking track barely established between lots of trees.  There was more room to throw up an antenna near the entry gate.  There must have been a dead animal nearby as the amount of flies was incredible and they seem to be immune to Aeroguard.  Anyhow got on air at about 11:15 local with Nigel, VK5NIG being my first contact.  He spotted me and from there it took off.  A total of 25 contacts from VK1, VK2, VK3, VK5 and VK7 with 5 F calls in there which was great to see.  Also had a P2P contact with Paul VK5PAS in Billiatt CP.  Packed up around 12:00 as I had to get back home.  Trevor VK5ATQ dropped in for a chat which was great.  Overall a fun activation, but not the worlds nicest park – lots of rubbished dumped near the entrance and not much maintenance going on by the look of it.  Thanks to all those who gave me a shout, great to get you in the log!

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