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100 Miles NW Sydney, Australia.

Thanks to all stations who called in to log a contact with us during the ARRL 10m Contest.  Here is a short preview of this year's video of the event:



73's to all.

The VK2GGC team.

For some more images and news on the ARRL 10m contest and other site info click here:  https://www.facebook.com/VK2GGC


From left to right VK2FJ(John),VK2MOR(Cleeve), and VK2ZMT(Matt)


UPDATE 13/12 20:35UTC

The locals watching the action mid way through the 10m ARRL contest at VK2GGC

With 12 hours to go there was time to grab a photo of the Southern Skies view of the Milky Way


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


Our other local mascot, Kev the Koala. (Kev can be seen in our 2013 ARRL 10m contest youtube 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)

STATION OPERATORS: Aaron - VK2ON, JAYE - VK2SD, CLEEVE - VK2MOR, Matt - VK2ZMT, Steve - VK6SJ, Peter - VK2PV, John - VK2FJ, Rick - VK2HFP.


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 (clublog last uploaded 4th November 2014), 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 Equipment as of Sept 2014:

All antennas designed and built by VK2GGC except for the TH6.

The new configuration for tower 1.  Sept 2014

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


Jay (VK2SD) conducting preliminary VSWR checks on our home made 2 element 40m Yagi

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)

Australian grey Kangaroo with a joey, checking out our tower No2    (photo - VK2MOR)

Our 80m Vertical ready for install

80m 1/4 wave vertical (with 65 x 70' ground radials)


For some great 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 CQWWhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0MOaCPzrQRw


Brief station history:

In 1990 several hams were asked to assist with the region's Jamboree of the Air (JOTA). They installed a 75 ft hills tower with a Wilson tribander, but, after several years the station fell quiet and into disrepair.

In August 2009 Aaron (VK2ON) contacted the local Girl Guide organisation to see if the station was active in any way. He found that it had been lying dormant and with Jaye (VK2SD), they ran some urgent repairs and operated that year's JOTA with great success.

Soon after a dedicated callsign was assigned (VK2GGC), and the station has grown ever since. With further help from other hams in recent years the site has slowly transformed into one of Australia's leading ham radio locations.

Known as the 'station in the bush', we continue to strive to improve the site for the Girl Guide Association and JOTA, and every now and then look forward to also taking part in the odd DX contest throughout the year.

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




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