I been trying to hit the Somersby VK2RAG 23cm rptr on 1293.400 over the past month or so, first I tried it stationary mobile at Terrey Hills about a month ago just after it went live, I could just key it up occasionally, but it was noisy.
Last Saturday I took a Double Quad antenna with me and tried it portable from Dobroyd Head / Tania Park at Balgowlah Heights, as this location is high and void of trees and other objects, this time I could hear it S0-Q5 and could key it and gave some calls, I heard Doug VK2MDC come back to my calls, but I was too noisy to be understood. Same afternoon, I worked Dave VK2TDN and Ron VK2GO on the Chatswood 23cm rptr. 1293.200. Also tried some calls on 1294.000 FM simplex to see if anyone was listening, but nothing.
On Wednesday I drove up past Terrey Hills out towards Cottage Point where there are a few high spots along the road and tried again, I found a good spot where I could key the VK2RAG 23cm reliabley, but made no contacts. I'll have to do a trip all the way to West Head and try again.