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A big thanks to all the RD stations who called in during the recent contest. Here is a small video from Cleeve (VK2MOR) of Matt (VK2ZMT) and John (VK2FJ) in action.



In other news, our station's 2 element full size 40m Yagi is nearly complete with Jaye (VK2SD) putting his manufacturing skills to work on the final stages. Designed by VK2PV, this behemoth has a 66' wingspan and will put a serious dent in any signal meter on the 40m band. Plans for an 80m 67' vertical are also complete and may also be installed at the same time as the 40m yagi, including the stations two brand new Yaesu rotators.

For some pictures and general info on the station, look here: https://www.facebook.com/VK2GGC?ref=stream



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

Live weather conditions at VK2GGC:  http://www.weatherzone.com.au/nsw/hunter/paterson

Facebook and more station information: https://www.facebook.com/VK2GGC  

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


QSL Requests:

If you would like a QSL from VK2GGC, we respond to all cards received via the bureau with a corresponding card also sent via the bureau. You can also request a QSL card via OQRS on the link below, or if you prefer, you can send us a card via VK6SJ along with a SASE (for VK only). For other countries, an IRC or $2USD.

We also use eQSL and LoTW.


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 videos of VK2GGC:

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


More station information on facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/VK2GGC


Station Equipment:

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

Matt (VK2ZMT) with the G0KSC designed 6 element 10m LFA. This is one big performer !

A full house for the CQWW contest.....

VK2GGC Girl Guide operators during the 2013 JOTA weekend.

10m band 6 Element LFA Yagi (36' long)

Australian grey Kangaroo with a joey, checking out our 10m antenna tower (photo - VK2MOR)


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