WWFF Activated Table

Number Reference Park Name Number of Activations Number of QSO’s Number of Unique Calls First Activator
1 VKFF-0053 Bribie Island Recreation Area 1 45 45 YES
2 VKFF-0109 Conondale National Park 4 142 121 YES
3 VKFF-0121 Crows Nest National Park 2 65 52 YES
4 VKFF-0129 D\’Aguilar National Park 2 59 52 NO
5 VKFF-0149 Dularcha National Park 3 50 47 YES
6 VKFF-0161 Eudlo Creek National Park 4 47 45 YES
7 VKFF-0187 Freshwater National Park 4 78 76 YES
8 VKFF-0198 Girraween National Park 1 63 61 YES
9 VKFF-0200 Glass House Mountains National Park 3 102 98 YES
10 VKFF-0216 Great Sandy National Park 6 105 79 NO
11 VKFF-0266 Kondalilla National Park 2 50 49 YES
12 VKFF-0300 Main Range National Park 2 46 46 YES
13 VKFF-0303 Mapleton Falls National Park 2 55 47 YES
14 VKFF-0326 Moogerah Peaks National Park 1 44 44 YES
15 VKFF-0327 Mooloolah River National Park 1 54 51 YES with VK4SOE
16 VKFF-0344 Mount Coolum National Park 3 53 43 NO
17 VKFF-0391 Noosa National Park 2 48 46 YES
18 VKFF-0427 Ravensbourne National Park 1 47 47 YES
19 VKFF-0471 Sundown National Park 1 46 43 YES
20 VKFF-0507 Venman Bushland National Park 1 65 64 YES with VK4FABB
21 VKFF-0662 Amamoor National Park 1 51 50 YES
22 VKFF-0674 Deer Reserve National Park 1 46 19 YES
23 VKFF-0677 Esk National Park 1 57 38 YES
24 VKFF-0679 Geham National Park 1 32 29 YES
25 VKFF-0683 Hampton National Park 1 25 25 YES
26 VKFF-0690 Maleny National Park 2 51 42 YES
27 VKFF-0719 Lockyer National Park 1 20 19 YES
28 VKFF-0722 Goomboorian National Park 1 17 17 YES
29 VKFF-0732 Goomboorian (Recovery) National Park 1 14 14 YES
30 VKFF-0734 Lockyer (Recovery) National Park 1 17 17 YES
31 VKFF-1218 Tewantin National Park 1 24 24 YES
32 VKFF-1221 Woondum National Park 1 52 52 YES
33 VKFF-1488 Buckleys Hole Conservation Park 1 52 46 YES
34 VKFF-1493 Bunyaville Conservation Park 2 58 45 YES
35 VKFF-1511 Clear Mountain Conservation Park 1 53 45 YES
36 VKFF-1513 Conondale Conservation Park 1 47 43 YES
37 VKFF-1639 Samford Conservation Park 3 48 36 YES
38 VKFF-1667 Tuchekoi National Park
1 24 24 YES
39 VKFF-1555 Hays Inlet Conservation Park
1 YES with VK4SQ

Bunyaville Conservation Park

So I decided to finish work early today and nick off and play some radio. Packed up the ute and headed off to VKFF-1493, Bunyaville Conservation Park, one of the new parks that have been added in VK4. The park is on the north side of Brisbane and only a short drive from my home. After setting up I gave the CW a go, as is my usual way to kick off a park and and in short order had 6 contacts in the log. There were a couple of calls i could not work out, a vk3 and 7 qrm and qsb at times making those weaker signals very hard to copy.

Switched then to SSB and worked another 19 stations including park to park contacts again with Hans and Lesley VK5YX and VK5LOL working portable from Idailia NP in far west QLD, out near Blackall. VK2,3,4 and 5 worked only in the somewhat trying conditions. Any hoover, this is a nice easy park for me to get to, and I will head back next week in the middle of the week and finish off the 44 for this one.

Thanks to those all who called in and or took the time to work CW also. We need more park CW action, so cheers for being there.


The sign at the front gate.


Setting up the antenna.

Some typical Brisbane bushland


Ohhh the velvet rope, you cannot cross the velvet rope.

Operating Position: -27.374336, 152.968746


Tuchekoi National Park

Tuchekoi National Park is one of a number of new parks that have been added to the VKFF list in VK4. This was the first activation of this park. I was only on the air for a small amount of time but managed 25 contacts in vk2,3,4,5,7 in somewhat trying conditions. I need to start to remember to use my phone to take some photos of the location.

Operating Position -26.363480, 152.829172


Clear Mountain Conservation Park

Thanks to all the chasers today, made for a very successful first activation of Clear Mountain Conservation Park, VKFF-1511

Big thanks to those who called in CW, especially Allen Harvie who I managed to destroy his call about 5 times before i got it right HIHI and thanks for the patience 🙂

Also thanks to those who gave 15m a shot with Brian VK3BBB and Paul VK5PAS both making a contact, joining Rick who was just on the other side of the lake 🙂

Managed a whole swag of park to parks with Rob VK4AAC/2, Andrew VK7DW and a surprise call in from Hans and Leslie VK5YX and VK5LOL/4 who were in Moorrinyah National Park in the middle of nowhere in QLD. Also a quick SOTA with VK3GRK as well.

No DX, but, I was hearing US dx on 40m. not that they could hear me. All in all, had a good activation and enjoyed the couple of hours out portable.

Operating Position: -27.290364, 152.893480


Setup on top of a hill.


Nice RF quiet location, the only QRM was from the traffic on the main road.


DO NO ENTER. Ohhh do not cross the velvet rope or bad things might happen.


Gave the new CW key mount a go from this park and it worked a treat. Almost makes the most horrible key in the world usable.