Sprint WebSite Programming – A new standard

Posted by Trent, VK4TS

If we take the following website as a standard : 


Does anyone have the knowledge of websites/programming (or know someone who does) to be able to implement a system like this for our VKCC webSite ?  - Our Website is created using WordPress.

ILLW / RD – RD Managers point of view

Posted by Alan VK4SN


I cannot believe that so much AR publicity goes into maybe two ILLW stations who refuse to give out numbers for the RD, and maybe two rogue contesters who push the boundary a bit, causing the ILLW to jump up in arms. Such a miniority – such mountains out of mole hills.

What happened to respect fellow hams, – if it’s no then move on.
I also see that contesters are tagged “against the spirit of the hobby” (by the editor in Oct AR), if we ask for a number from an ILLW stn.
Hang on a minute.. if someone on the street asks you for the time, do you tell them NO? Common courtesy says of course you give them the time otherwise you are the one against the spirit of humanity, not the person asking. Same scenario as I see it.

So now we have arguments from both sides of the fence and I truly believe if a contester gets a “no number” then move on, but I also think it is not a friendly or sociable attitude from one or two ILLW stations, but we should always respect their decision not to participate.

ILLW will probably not be moved, as the RD won’t be moved. Remember there are many personal and emotional ties to the 15th of August and the RD is all about this and the remembrance of such. Lest we forget.

Let’s get over our minor differences and get on with it.

Alan VK4SN
RD Manager


Sunday Evening Sprints

Posted by Trent, VK4TS


First Contest November 2014

Every month – First Sunday of the month from 11:00 to 12:00 UTC.


Trans Tasman 2014

Posted by Trent, VK4TS

Trans Tasman 2014 results have been forwarded to all competitors – Website posts will be done in a couple of days as contestants have been asked to check spelling of names etc. Please advise if you (as a contestor) didn’t receive all emails . There should be three – the Survey, the Spreadsheet, and the Certificate Sample   de VK4TS vk4ts@wia.org.au

Spring VHF-UHF Field Day

Posted by Trent, VK4TS

Spring VHF-UHF Field Day 2014 – 22/23 November

Jobs to do for everyone prior to Field Day
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Contest Preparation a different slant

Posted by Trent, VK4TS

In what has been a major revelation in Amateur radio circles it has been revealed that all teams in the Soccer World Cup who abstained from sex have been eliminated before the quarter finals.

Competitors at the WRTC 2014 are reading this with interest as they seek to find any advantage over the opposition.

Brazil manager Luiz Felipe Scolari has allowed his men to go for their life, but they can’t engage in acrobatic sex.

Nigeria permits players to have sex; only with their wives but not their girlfriends.

We are still waiting for comments from WRTC competitors but at this stage we are sure plans are afoot….. In unrelated news Drug Stores in Marlborough MA have been swamped with Viagra orders..
Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/fifa-world-cup-2014/world-cup-news-2014/all-teams-with-sex-bans-out-of-world-cup-20140703-zsv24.html#ixzz36RPUAPco


VHF UHF Field Days Great opportunities to head for the hills!

Posted by Trent, VK4TS

The WIA VHF UHF Field Days are on this weekend – turn on the those multi band rigs and give out some numbers for the competitors – Or even better find the nearest big hill and make a noise to join the boys.


This is a special contest because it has two distinct scoring methods – one for real contesters and one for pretend contesters :-)

Good luck with whatever category you enter


WIA Contest Champion 2015

Posted by Trent, VK4TS

The latest round of updates to the WIA Contest champion put last years winner VK2PR Peter Richardson tied with 2012 Winner VK4SN Alan Shannon – Also on 200 points are VK1DA Andrew Davis and VK5KK David Minchin.


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Contester of the Year 2014 is Mr Peter Richardson VK2TQ (VK2PR)

Posted by Trent, VK4TS

The Winner of Contester of the Year 2014 is Mr Peter Richardson VK2TQ (VK2PR)


Peter maximized his scores in three different contests – The John Moyle the Harry Angel and the RD Contest for a total of 300 points- In Second place was 2013 Champion Alan VK4SN with 276 points and closely behind was Iain VK5ZD on 260.


Interestingly in all top three contesters an across the board effort was not needed but both Alan and Iain must now be wondering if only they had looked at some of the different contests.


Congratulations Peter a new benchmark has been set in the scoring and we look forward to seeing more from your radio exploits in 2014.

Trans Tasman 80M SSB

Posted by Trent, VK4TS

Contest Introduction

80m phone: Second Saturday of May (10-May 2014)

The ever popular 80m phone contest continues much the same  Read more…