This weekends activating was Mt Bryan and Brown hill range. This time I had permission to drive up the back way to Mount Bryan which save about 3 hours of walking so I could fit 2 summits into my day. The Weather forecast was for calm sunny weather which is handy on Mt Bryan but I was completely fogged in when I got there. It was very cold too only a few degrees I am sure. The track up was dry and I did the climb in 4×4 high range with out any trouble, it’s not that steep but is a bit washed out in places.
No view at all and the Summit is up behind the Colorado in the fog about a 15 minute walk, there is a style in the fence so its easy to get over fully loaded. I got set up and Ian vk5is did a spot for me on 40m with a steady amount of chasers in my log when the rain came through.
I probably should have just stayed put under my shelter for a while but the kx3 was a bit damp as was my other gear so I quickly packed up and headed back to the Ute. Sorry to those who missed out and it would have been nice to give out more points after roll over. Ian logged me on 2m fm before I left that was all he was a good signal on the vx8.
Its about 30 km to Brown Hill Range from Mount Bryan on the main road to Jamestown and you turn south on the Booborowie Road along the gas pipe line. I met the managers son in the paddock he was spreading urea with a big tractor and spreader on the sides of the hills in a crop . No issues getting to this summit the wind farms are there and its a good road with a couple gates to go through.
Thanks to the chasers for the contacts and Ian for the spots its handy having that contact on 2m with the hand held.
This time from vk5/se-004
cheers all de Ian vk5cz ..