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, … Continue reading In the still of the evening……and into the night…..
We made it! out of the Waikato and in to the wider ZL1 adventure playground in the Beautiful Bay Of Plenty. They sure turned on the sun for us over there that was for sure. If you are planning to make the walk up Mount Maunganui on a day like we did, make sure you dress loosely, have plenty of sunscreen a hat and plenty … Continue reading Hello Bay of Plenty! ZL1-BP/237
Another weekend and another summit or three on the cards. Takaurunga Summit was the first and by far the easiest of our summit activation’s for the day. Special thanks needs to be made at this point to Neill who met us at the gate and got access granted to the site which is on private land part way up the Kaimai Ranges. Once through … Continue reading ZL1/WK-098 – Takaurunga
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 … Continue reading Myahs first SOTA adventure with Warren – ZL1/WK-139
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 … Continue reading Oh okay, just one more…..ZL1/Wk-179 – Pukemore
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 … Continue reading Activating Summit- Zl1/wk-147 – Klondyke
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, … Continue reading Kicking off our ZL-SOTA Adventures