Cape Reinga 2013

 

January 1st 2013 operated from Cape Reinga at RF65JM towards VK and all contacts where tropospheric.

 

In the log;

144 MHz; ZL1UJG, ZL1AKW, ZL2TAL, ZL2IP, VK2DVZ, VK2ZT, VK2AMS, VK2IJM, VK2BCC, VK2NC, VK2KOL, VK2DX, VK2BXT, VK2XW, VK2AH, VK2KT, VK2ARA, VK2EI, VK2AAA, VK2MAX, VK2EFM, VK2DO.

 

432 MHz; VK2DVZ, VK2AMS, VK2ZT, VK2MAX,

 

1296 MHz; VK2AMS, VK2DVZ, VK2ZT, (heard VK2MAX)

 

January 2nd 2013 from Cape Reinga, but at RF65IM, in the log

 

144 MHz; VK2ZT, ZL1UJG, ZL1BK, ZL1SWW, ZL2IP, ZL2TAL

 

1296 MHz (1.296 GHz) ZL2IP (551 km) of note ZL2IP had 100 m/Watt on this band

 

2399 MHz (2.4 GHz) ZL2IP (551 km) of note ZL2IP had only 400 m/Watt on the band.

 

3399 / 3400 MHz (3.4 GHz) ZL2IP / ZL2TAL (551 km) also ZL1SWW at 330 km

Above; Tropo map to VK on January 1st 2013

Below; Weather map to VK on January 1st 2013

Above; Hepburn tropo map with 3.4 GHz contact South ZL 

Above; ZL2IP, ZL2TAL 3.4 GHz station at the North face, Mt Egmont

1.2 metre dishes were used at both ends on 3.4 GHz (or the 9cm band)

Above;  Weather map tropo with 3.4 GHz contact South ZL

Left; a rare picture taken on the Tuesday 2nd January 2013 from Cape Reinga.

This picture was taken with zoom, straight down the cliff edge at 100 m/ASL.

From the highest mound, just above the Cape Reinga lighthouse.

These are a school of around 20 Bottle nose dolphin's just off the coast line.

These are large fish, around 4 metre in length.

There were moving fast, hugging the coast line, moved around the point and towards Spirits bay.

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