The VK1 SOTA QSO Party is in its fourth year. Mountain Goat Andrew VK1AD ex 1NAM does a fine job of promoting it and rallying VK1s onto hilltops. On Friday 5th August he posted that there were 19 planned activations recorded at SOTAWatch involving activations across VK1, VK2, VK3, VK5, VK7 and ZL1. It worked out that if I left early for a nearby summit and kept moving I could join the party on Mt St Leonard VK3/VC-006. Mt St Leonard is not much more than an hour’s drive from the eastern suburns of Melbourne. I left at 0710 and arrived at the car park just over an hour later. On the Yarra Glen-Healesville Road I passed the morning balloon departure. I was on the summit by 0830, plenty of time.