Dingley Dell was our last park for the day and I was able to talk Tom into doing the honours first up.
Unfortunately there was an S7 strength inverter type noise on the band from this park but as there was nothing we could do about it we pushed on.
Tom was a bit upset because I made him use the KX3 at 10 watts when he would have much preferred to be using his Yaesu 857 at 40 watts but he has to learn the joys of qrp somehow.
With a bit of help from avid chasers he was able to have contacts with:-
VK5TN, Robin, VK5FANA, Adrian, VK5ZGY/p, Greg, VK5AV Tim, AX3TKK, Peter, AX5NRG, Roy, AX3OAC, Fred, AX5PAS/p, Paul, VK5GJ, Greg who was qrp, VK5FMID, Brian, and VK5HD, Charles.
By this time Tom was losing his voice and getting tongue tied due to the use of the AX prefix callsign and so I stepped in and had a go.
I was lucky enough to work:-
AX5PAS/p, Paul in the Talisker C.P., VK1MA, Matt, VK5GY/m, Gordon, VK3AUU/m, David, VK5HD, Charles, VK5LY, Larry, VK5FMID, Brian, and finally VK5FANA, Adrian.
By this time the wind was starting to get stronger and we decided that it was time to call it a day and so we packed up and headed for home.
Tom and I both had an enjoyable day and hopefully we managed to give some of you a “New One” or at least a fresh one for 2015.
Many thanks to all those who took the time and trouble to give us a call.