On Thursday 9 December Andrew (VK1AD) and I set out after work to activate Mt Majura (VK1/AC-034). Being only some 5.9km from my apartment, this summit was a comfortable evening expedition, thanks to daylight saving time.
Don’t be misled by the one point this summit is worth. Although it is only some 890m high, when you climb it is sure feels ten times that.
It always amazes me what you come across when you get out of the shack and into the great outdoors. Andrew heard this scuffling sound in the grass and spotted a Shingleback Lizard, also know as a Stumpy-tailed Lizard.
Once we arrived on the summit, we wasted no time setting up and getting on air. It would only be an hour or so before we needed to head back down as we didn’t want to be on the mountain in the dark.
Andrew was concentrating on the 10m and 6m bands that are part of the SOTA challenge.
I was more than happy with the ten CW contacts I made on 20m and 40m.
On the way down we came across some of the locals, who seemed interested in what we were doing there.