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Microwave exponent at a look-out

Date : 25 / 08 / 2015
Author : Jim Linton - VK3PC

Another example of portable operation, this time using microwaves, comes from Peter Westgarth VK3APW who set up on a look-out at Cape Horn Loch in Victoria’s South Gippsland.

He told the Loch Express, bi-monthly newsletter, that he believes this elevated location is one of Victoria’s best kept secrets.

A radio engineer around Australia, Peter VK3APW of Sommerville on the Mornington Peninsula enjoys Loch, a thriving historical village with craft markets, cafes, antiques and galleries.

In the WIA VHF-UHF Winter Field Day in June he contacted other operators on the 2.4GHz, 3.4GHz, 5.7GHz and 10GHz bands in Section 2, for single operator portable stations, winning with 2516 points.

Peter VK3APW will be back again at the vantage spot for the VHF-UHF Spring Field Day on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 November - and is certain to have challengers seeking those VHF-UHF Field Day certificates and Grid Squares.

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