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From 2015 and into 2016 on – zl1/wk-188 – Puketarata

As the year ticked over from 2015 to 2016 Warrens adventures with SOTA were not about to go astray just because we were restricted on where we could be.   Warrens work life and a few associated hiccups have meant an extended period on call this holiday season, including having to push back our holiday to the Hawkes Bay, to visit friends and family and of …

In the still of the evening……and into the night…..

We are not quite sure what inspired us to tick off a third summit activation for today.  Perhaps it was Warrens need push the boundaries and squeeze as much into one day as humanly possible or just that no matter what the time of day, he wanted to finish exactly what he said he would do.  So we made our way out to Te Puke, …

Myahs first SOTA adventure with Warren – ZL1/WK-139

Well i must admit some of these photos like the one in the cover are recycled from our view at home and the walk Warren and I did earlier this year with Myah and Wyatt, so when Warren and Myah set off last night they had a fair idea of what they were in for on this tramp to the summit of Mount Kakepuku.   They left …

Oh okay, just one more…..ZL1/Wk-179 – Pukemore

So just when you think that we were done for the day Warren wonders what else he can find in the area and with a bit of help from google maps we ticked off one last summit activation on the ZL1-SOTA list for the day 12.12.2015.    After our previous summit activation on Klondyke we had gone exploring the little sea side community of Port Waikato …

Activating Summit- Zl1/wk-147 – Klondyke

So onward to our second summit activation for the day we went (12.12.2015).   Thankfully after the walk we not so earlier in the day had incurred, this one was much easier to reach.   Klondyke, is well known to the Ham Radio community and sports an impressive repeater site hosting a major hub for the national system and the 6625 Auckland VHF repeater This …

Kicking off our ZL-SOTA Adventures

  The summit of Hakarimata ZL/WK-157   Of course this was a challenge and what better way to start off our ZL-SOTA adventures than with this brave walk, although it certainly is a well used summit track situated out the back of Ngaruawahia, in the Waikato.  Now neither of us are marathon runners or gym  bunnies, however we managed to make it to the summit,  …