The “153” from Gisborne Region

The first summit to be activated in Gisborne was also my fourth “153” Summit. I have previously activated ZL1/WK-153 near Cambridge, a very popular summit. ZL1/WL-153 Mount Crawford a drive up in Mirimar Wellington, and ZL1/HB-153 Cape Kidnappers in Hawkes Bay recently. ZL1/GI-153 is near Te Karaka and hosts a cell site, rural internet and the local amateur 950 repeater. My companion was ZL2CC who … Continue reading The “153” from Gisborne Region

Cape Kidnappers ZL1/HB-153

This summit is situated east of Hastings and is part of what used to be Clifton Station. Parts have been sold to American tycoon Julian Robertson who has developed the land into a resort style international golf course. http://www.capekidnappers.com/luxury-golf-course/course. We were lucky enough to be granted access to the trig site to do SOTA. Sadly sometime between our last activation and setting of for this … Continue reading Cape Kidnappers ZL1/HB-153

Hikurangi ZL1/MW-105

On an unsuspecting Sunday we arranged to go up Hikurangi to catch some sights and play a little radio. This hill also houses the local amateur repeater 715. We made arrangements with the friendly land owners and set out….early because we had word there were prospects of a few summit to summit points up for grabs and who wants to miss those right!?! The morning … Continue reading Hikurangi ZL1/MW-105

Hakarimata *Special Edition* Re-blog

Its not often we will re-blog a summit for Warren’s SOTA blog, though sometimes there is reason to make a little extra effort, like when April fools day rolls around and we decide that walking up 1349 Steps seems like a good idea!!   When SOTA kicked off in ZL, Warren was not able to be out on a summit due to other commitments so back … Continue reading Hakarimata *Special Edition* Re-blog