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SOTA VK Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary

Date : 01 / 02 / 2022
Author : Peter Frazer VK3ZPF

WIA Congratulates SOTA VK on their 10 year Anniversary.

A great milestone and achievement by many dedicated SOTA (Summits On The Air) operators promoting one of the various and popular aspects of Amateur Radio activities with a combination of the outdoors and bush walking.

To join SOTA or just follow the SOTA action: Link

Peter Frazer writes:

Ten years ago VK joined the world of SOTA with the VK3 Association going live on 1 February 2012.

From what I recall, the first VK3 activation was not by a VK3, but by a visiting overseas operator. Unfortunately, I can not recall who it was, or which summit was first activated.

The earliest VK3 activator I can find is the VK3 Association Manager Wayne, VK3WAM, activating VK3/VT-066 Mt Worth on 11 Feb 2012.

My first activation on 26 February 2012 was VK3/VC-025, Mt Dandenong using an FT7 and a sealed lead acid battery.

I think I have all the emails at the time from the old VK3 SOTA Yahoo Group on a Windows 98 PC in the shack. Maybe later this month I'll fire it up and reminisce some more.

Peter VK3ZPF

Page Last Updated: Wednesday, 02 Feb 2022 at 08:35 hours by Lee Moyle


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