CQWPX SSB Big Scores

Posted by Trent, VK4TS

There were plenty of big scores in the recent WPX SSB but some very interesting and varied propagation.

From all over VK stations reported long path opening on 10M which is exceptional conditions.

VK4KW reported 2700 ten metre only QSOs in a score of 23M and they look like to have grabbed first place Oceania in the Multi Two category, because no one else showed up :-) – VK4KW also set a new Oceania Records for the most number of Prefixes in the contest working in excess of 1400 different ones.

From around the web – Single operator top dog appears to be 8P5A with another 23M tally with P49Y in second place on 21.6M ZM90DX looks like to have finished on top of Oceania with a great 9M score.

In Multi Single – the score on CN2AA of 55M is extraordinary and at this stage there were NO Oceania entrants

The Multi Multi  Category sees ES9C just fall short of 80M points with a great 79M point effort

The CW Section is coming up in May so get all those decoders working  !!!




Preparing for the John Moyle Field Day

Posted by Trent, VK4TS


The John Moyle Field Day (JMFD) encourages portable operating and emergency practice.

There are multiple categories and worth taking the time to sort out what suits your setup the best.. Read more…

Asia-Pacific Spring Sprint, CW: 1100Z-1300Z, Feb 8

Posted by Trent, VK4TS

Bored on Saturday night ?

Well give this one a try – Asia Pacific Sprint on CW – 40 and 20M and only 2 hours duration



Posted by Trent, VK4TS

This weekends Action – CQ WPX RTTY Contest..8th and 9th March 2014

Dust off the diddly diddly’s and get ready for some action as the bands are in fine shape..

Note Multi Ops can run for 48 hours Single ops can only operate 30 with off times at least 60 minutes -

Only 80~10 M



WIA AGM Sunshine Coast

Posted by Trent, VK4TS


The Sunshine Coast where you will experience a laid-back lifestyle centred around pristine beaches, freshwater rivers and lakes, subtropical forests and warm sunshine. Read more…

Ross Hull Memorial Contest Month of January

Posted by Trent, VK4TS

The aim of the contest is to encourage and to reward achievement in working the greatest possible distances on the VHF, UHF and microwave bands.

Get out the NON HF gear and jump on the higher bands – even a simple setup will get results but to get good results find a good hill…

The contest runs for the entire month and you have the option of the best 7 days or best 2 days..

Good Luck

Full Rules



Triathlon Dx Contest

Posted by Trent, VK4TS


Win a trip to Greece for ten days !!! 

RTTY CW SSB  Read more…

ARRL RTTY ROUNDUP – Begins 1800 UTC Saturday, ends 2400 UTC Sunday (January 4-5, 2014)

Posted by Trent, VK4TS

The ARRL RTTY Roundup is on this weekend – for Eastern States that is a 4am Real time Sunday Start

- Rules are similar to the 10M ARRL but a multiplier is only counted once.

Amateurs worldwide contact and exchange QSO information with other amateurs using digital modes (Baudot RTTY, ASCII, AMTOR, PSK31, and Packet—attended operation only) on 80, 40, 20, 15, and 10 meter bands. Any station may work any other station. Stations may be worked once per band, regardless of mode.

RULES ARE FOUND AT http://www.arrl.org/rtty-roundup



VK4 get together Kedron Wavell Services Club

Posted by Trent, VK4TS

VK4 VKCC get together will be on Saturday the 28th December at 12:00 Midday.

Could you please RSVP to vk4ts@wia.org.au if attending  ? By Monday 23rd December



Battle of the VK4s in ARRL 10M

Posted by Trent, VK4TS

Three stations appeared in the ARRL Ten Metre in the Multi Single Category – All contained operators from VK4KW.

It was mate against mate. Read more…