I stayed close to home today but still got the itch to get out for a spin on a bike and take the radio backpack along for the ride. Earlier in the day from home I had worked Andrew VK1NAM/p on VK1/AC-007 and then Peter VK3ZPF/p on VK3/VT-039 prior to the UTC rollover. Frustrated with the noise levels I have to endure at home, I took the bike out and found a nice grassy spot at Westerfolds Park to lay about and make a few contacts. Made contact again with Peter VK3ZPF/p still on VK3/VT-039 and hanging about in the hope of another S2S contact before calling it a day.
Before packing up and heading home, I tuned up on 20m and had a go for some DX. The band was alive and yet another contest was under way with many powerful stations dwarfing my signal. I tried to make a number of contacts to no avail. Hopefully better luck next time.