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World Wide Flora & Fauna – Australia

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Australia has over 680 National Parks, which provides a lot of places to visit. Scouts of all ages can have fun combining a visit to a new National Parks with Amateur Radio activities.

A popular activity for Amateur Radio Operators is to take their equipment portable into a new National Park, set up the portable station and make radio contacts with other like-minded people.
See for lots of detail.

While you do need an amateur radio license to transmit, logs can be submitted by just receiving the signals from other people’s transmission. This takes a little research and practice but it is good fun once you get it right.

A number of Awards are available by logging your Amateur Radio activation of National Parks and if you are interested in walking up hills, Summits on the Air (SOTA) too. or

If you are interested in logging your contacts on an Android device (with a reasonably sized screen) we recommend Peter (VK3ZPF)’s VK-Portalogger app. See

If you are interested in logging with an Apple device see Sue (VK5AYL)’s site

Have fun! – Philip VK3JNI