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Welcome to VK2GGC

120 miles North of Sydney, SE Australia


LATEST NEWS:  Digital modes are now operating at VK2GGC.


Recent Posts:

2014 ARRL 10m contest: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eG2sC__WEro

2015 Aerial view of the station and 2014 highlights: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_FwagMRp8k4


For more station information also visit: https://www.facebook.com/VK2GGC


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


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




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:

In August 2009 Aaron (VK2ON) in conjunction with Jaye (VK2SD) re established the site at Callemondah that had laid dormant for over 15 years to operate that years JOTA event. Aaron, Jaye and the guides worked the world from the Americas to Europe and back and and the station in the bush was born.

Soon after Aaron arranged the callsign VK2GGC (Girl Guides Callemondah) and since then a number of other local hams have all joined to make the site one of the best JOTA stations in the country. When not operating the site for JOTA or open days the guys can be heard competing in both local and world wide contests or just up putting out a CQ between the station maintenance.

The VK2GGC team consists of Aaron - VK2ON, JAYE - VK2SD, CLEEVE - VK2MOR, Matt - VK2ZMT, Steve - VK6SJ, Peter - VK2PV, John - VK2FJ, Rick - VK2HFP, John - VK2FALL and more).


For some other 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


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 $3USD.

We also use eQSL and LoTW.

Station Equipment:

Custom designed full size 2 size 40m yagi, TH6, 10m LFArray long boom yagi, 65' 80m vertical, 80m loop and 160m dipole 


Some VK2GGC locals checking out the action during the 2014 ARRL 10m contest

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

Jaye (VK2SD) during final setup of our custom designed 40m yagi prior to installation. Sept 2014

Was a full house for the 2012 CQWW contest.....

VK2GGC Girl Guide operators during the 2013 JOTA weekend.

10m band 6 Element LFA Yagi (36' long) 2013

L-R  John (VK2FJ), Cleeve (VK2MOR) and Matt (VK2ZMT) trying to look serious during the 2014 CQWW contest !

The Southern Hemisphere view of the Milky Way taken during the 2014 ARRL 10m contest. City of Newcastle lights in the background.

The latest setup as of Dec 2014 (80m Vertical) and below new tower 1 configuration (with TH6 on tower 2)




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