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Welcome to VK2GGC:

120 miles North of Sydney, SE Australia

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



New 20m / 15m antenna at VK2GGC.

VK2GGC has now installed a new 20m / 15m interlaced antenna. Designed by Justin (G0KSC) and built by the VK2GGC team, the new system tuned perfectly first time with no adjustments required. SWR 1.0 @ 14.250Mhz and 21.260Mhz at 50 ohms.

Coax is fed only to the 20m driven element. The entire 15m antenna is passive. On air results so far are outstanding. Thanks Justin!!







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



160m: Inverted V Dipole

80m: Full size loop at 70' and a 1/4 Wave Vertical with 80 x 1/4 wl Radials

40m: Custom built full size 2 Element Yagi

20m /15m: G0KSC designed interlaced yagi (4 elements on 20m and 6 elements on 15M - 11m book)

10m: 36'  6 Element LFA Yagi designed by Justin - G0KSC

2m/70cm: Diamond Colinear


Station information:

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

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

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

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).



2015 CQWW Contest:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Mf8VIPyii8

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

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

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

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


QSL Requests:

As of the end of 2016, we will no longer be responding to hard copy QSL cards via the bureau. If you have sent a card via the bureau to us and have not had a response before October 2016, please request a card via OQRS and we will put one in the bureau for you before we cease to send cards.

As of 1st February, 2016, we will no longer be accepting or responding to direct hard copy QSL cards.

We will be continuing to QSL via EQSL and LoTW


Our 40m Full Size 2 element yagi, 10m long boom LFA yagi and old TH6 on tower 2


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

Jaye (VK2SD) checking the antennas during routine maintenance in 2016 

VK2GGC Girl Guide operators during the 2013 JOTA weekend.

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

Our 80m 1/4 wave vertical - carried by (L-R) Rick VK2HFP, Aaron VK2ON and Matt VK2ZMT

Matt (VK2ZMT) working on the ground radials for the 80m Vertical

At 66' this is one solid lightning rod !!


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United States Counties Award#6711
Granted: 2017-06-09 12:42:02   (VK2GGC)

  • 250 Counties Mixed
  • 500 Counties Mixed
  • 100 Counties Mixed
Grid Squared Award#16220
Granted: 2017-06-09 12:40:04   (VK2GGC)

  • 10 Meters Mixed
  • 15 Meters Mixed
  • 20 Meters Mixed
  • 40 Meters Mixed
DX World Award#5565
Granted: 2017-06-09 12:40:02   (VK2GGC)

  • 10 Meters Mixed
  • 20 Meters Mixed
World Continents Award#17655
Granted: 2017-06-09 12:38:02   (VK2GGC)

  • 10 Meters Mixed
  • 15 Meters Mixed
  • 20 Meters Mixed
  • 40 Meters Mixed
United States Award#3193
Granted: 2017-06-09 12:36:02   (VK2GGC)

  • 10 Meters Mixed
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