In May and June 2013 I travelled to Christmas Island for bird watching and amateur radio operating. It was a great trip with 136 contacts all over the world.

In October 2013 from the 13th until the 20th I travelled to Lord Howe Island and operated using the call sign VK9DAC.

The trip is to do some more bird watching and radio operation. In addition I made two attempts to activate Malabar Hill at 208m for Summits on the Air (SOTA). Unfortunately both attempts failed to acquire the required contacts. The walk to Malabar Hill is classified as a 4/5 level walk, the views are magnificent.

Thanks to all those who made contact. QSL cards will be sent shortly.

JOTA over the weekend made it interesting with a number of JOTA station in the log.

A number of contacts were also made with the participants in the All Germany contest.


Lord Howe Island is one of the DXCC countries. It has the identifier of continent -- OC, ITU -- 60, CO -- 30 entity code -- 147.

Lord Howe Island is considered by many as the most beautiful island in the Pacific. It is located off the coast of mainland Australia accessed by a 2 hour flight from Sydney or Brisbane

It is a premier bird watching destination, with 14 species of seabirds, ancient forests and magnificent scenery.

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