Myrtleford and Mudgegona - North East Victoria - Australia
Not a day goes by at my regret of leaving Myrtleford. Living in a small country town in rural Victoria, we had a lovely house. A backyard large enough for KAZ antennas. A great swimming pool and absolutely no noise on the dx bands. Sadly for me however my Dutch wife nearly went crazy having to drive 70 odd km to do our main shopping and for a women used to living in London and The Hague, it was far too rural.
In fact we lived in the Alpine region of North East Victoria. Its about 280km Nth East of Melbourne close to the New South Wales border.
The beauty of living at Myrtleford was that if conditions were really good, it was only a 10 minute drive to my dx site in Mudegonga. Many a night I would sit in an isolated forest surrounded by wild animals. Kangaroo's and wombats everywhere. Snakes in the tall grass and goodness knows what else up the back in the pine plantations.
DX was actually quite interesting. USA stations and Mexicans were often there. Loads of NZ stations. Even domestic stations from Western Australia were quite fun to do. Asians were always there, so I would try and get out to this site as often as I could.
It was spooky sitting there in the dark miles from anyone but I tried to ignore those feelings and concentrate at the job at hand.