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QSL: LOTW AND EQSL PREFERRED! QSL VIA VK6SJ STEVE. $2US/IRC OR OQRS

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Our new antennas are up !!

After some big efforts by Jaye (VK2SD), Aaron (VK2ON), Rick (VK2HFP), John (VK2FJ), Matt (VK2ZMT) and Peter (VK2PV), the station's new system is up and running. Check out the below link for more details:

https://www.facebook.com/VK2GGC

73's.

 

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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

 

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

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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.

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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:

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.

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

 

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

 

Station Equipment as of Sept 2014:

2 Element full size 40m yagi, TH6 yagi, 6 element 10m Loop Feed Array yagi, 80m 1/4 wave vertical, 160 / 80 dipoles and windoms, VHF/UHF vertical.

The new configuration: Sept 2014 tower 1.

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 tower No2 (photo - VK2MOR)

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

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