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SPECIAL EVENT - ANZAC DAY CALLSIGN: AX2GGC for 24hrs - 24th April 1400 UTC

Keep an eye out for this callsign for a special ANZAC day event 24th April 1400 UTC. We will have live updates of contacts and frequency use on QRZ logbook

 

Welcome to VK2GGC "The station in the bush", 120 miles North of Sydney, Australia

Current weather radar and temp conditions at the station:  http://www.weatherzone.com.au/nsw/hunter/paterson

 

Our local mascot  (Kevin the Koala) can be seen on the 2013 ARRL 10m contest video

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Station information:

VK2GGC (VK2 Girl Guides Callemondah) Callemondah Campsite, Brookfield, New South Wales, Australia.

Grid Square - QF57vl, (32 31' 28'' S, 151 45' 26'' E)

Brief station history:

About 25 years ago several hams decided to assist the Coastal Valley Girl Guides with a Jamboree of the Air (JOTA). They installed a 75 ft hills tower with a Wilson tribander atop. The station was used over several years but only for JOTA, and only under the callsigns of the operators present. However, as the years went by JOTA, and the station in general, fell into disrepair and subsequently went silent.

In August 2009 Aaron, VK2ON, contacted the local Girl Guide organisation to see if the station was active in any way. He found out that it had been lying dormant and as such contacted Jaye, VK2SD. Together they ran some repairs and operated that year's JOTA with a bunch of girls from the local groups. The station worked the world from the Americas to Europe and back. This was clearly a fabulous RF location !!

Soon after Aaron arranged to get a dedicated callsign for the group and VK2GGC was assigned. Since then other dedicated local ham operators have joined Aaron and Jaye in giving up their time and resources (second tower, rotators, coax, antennas and radios) and the resulting effort is a first class station well known not only in Australia, but around the world during JOTA, radio contests and general CQ work.

So if you hear us on please call in and say hi to the STATION IN THE BUSH !

73's and all the best from the VK2GGC team.

(Aaron - VK2ON, JAYE - VK2SD, CLEEVE - VK2MOR, Matt - VK2ZMT, Steve - VK6SJ, Peter - VK2PV, John - VK2FJ, Rick - VK2HFP, John - VK2FALL and more).

 

Some YOUTUBE moments in VK2GGC history !

2013 ARRL 10m Contest - http://youtu.be/EkmX5iuHTJI

Big 20m Europe longpath pile up -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GsfbgKYz7Y

2012 ARRL 10m Contest - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0t_kCE90noc&feature=youtu.be

2012 CQWW- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0MOaCPzrQRw

Australian RD Contest (2012) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8DD41x-r6U&feature=related

 

Station Equipment:

TH6, 40m rotating dipole and 10m G0KSC Loop Feed Array

 

Matt (VK2ZMT) with the G0KSC designed 6 element 10m LFA prior to installation

 

CQWW Weekend 2012

 

VK2GGC Girl Guide operators during the 2013 JOTA weekend.

 

Cleeve, VK2MOR, keeping the GGC grounds in order before racking up some serious numbers in the 2013 ARRL 10m Contest !

6 Element 10m LFA Yagi

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