Western Australia gets Summits on the Air

As of 1st September 2014 VK6 (Western Australia) became part of the worldwide SOTA award scheme and registered peaks in that state the first peak was activated by Mike VK6MB at the end of the first day UTC (actually in Australia, this was already the 2nd.).

 Western Australia gets Summits on the Air

Western Australia gets Summits on the Air

The effort to produce all the data required to have the new association accepted was a joint effort of amateurs from multiple VK states led by John VK6NU.

This now leaves only Tasmania (VK7) as the only Australian state or territory not in SOTA and its data has been prepared and is being verified at the moment, so it should also soon "join the fold".

VK2 (New South Wales) activators celebrated one year of being part of SOTA on Saturday the 6th. of September, with many inner-VK and VK-EU contacts, from summits around VK2.

The first peak to be activated was VK6/SW-048 Mt Frankland by Mike VK6MB on the first day with contacts from "chasers" in VKs 1,2,3,4,5,6 and the US. Mike also managed a summit to summit contact across the whole Australian continent with Andrew VK1DA on Mt. Ainslie (VK1/AC-040) near Canberra.