Harry Angel Memorial 80m Sprint
Dr. Kevin Johnston VK4UH & Charlie Strong VK4YZ
Harry Angel Sprint Manager
c/- Redcliffe and District Radio Club
PO Box 20, Woody Point. Qld 4019
The Harry Angel Sprint is an annual 80m contest event, first established in 1999, to commemorate the life of Harry Angel VK4HA who at the time of his becoming a Silent Key was the oldest licensed amateur in Australia.
The duration of the contest is 106 minutes one minute for each year of Harry’s life.
The “HA” is held on or around the first Saturday in May each year and is open to all grades of licence holder. This contest is structured to suit both seasoned contesters and operators new to contesting.
There is also a section for Short Wave listeners to enter
Place winners in the Harry Angel Contest are eligible to claim points for the WIA Contest Champion (Peter Brown) Trophy.
Aim Of The Contest
The aim of the competition is to make as many contacts as possible in the allotted time. Each station may be worked on one occasion only per mode.
SWLs may claim points for each station copied in any mode.
The contest is open to all listeners and amateurs licensed to use 80m, including individual operators and stations representing radio clubs and societies
Upcoming Contest Date & Time
Provisional date for the next Harry Angel:-
Saturday May 5th 2018
10:00 UTC – 11:46 UTC
There will be FOUR sections, PHONE, CW, MIXED and SWL. Entries may only be made in one section.
CW 3500 – 3535 kHz. Phone 3535 – 3665 kHz
Callsign,RS(T) and serial number commencing at 001
Listener entries must include callsign of station heard, callsign of station being worked and report given to station being worked, RS(T) and a serial number commencing at 001. Listeners may only log stations actually heard but need not have reception of both stations in order to claim points.
A proforma will be posted to assist new contesters and SWLs with the preparation of logs
2 points per CW QSO
1 Point per Phone QSO
1 point per station SWL
Submitting Your Log
Logs must show:-
Time UTC, callsign of stations worked, mode, RS(T) sent and received and serial numbers sent and received.
Listener logs must show callsign of station heard, callsign of station being worked and report given to station being worked, RS(T) and a serial number commencing at 001.
Each entry shall be accompanied by a statement to the effect that “Operation was conducted within the rules and spirit of the competition” – this occurs automatically with entries from the VKCL logging software.
Logs may be submitted electronically via e-mail, the preferred method, or by post. Postal entries must be legible and preferably printed in the VKCL format using the .txt file, however legible hand-written logs will be accepted
Entries must be received by last post on Monday 21st May 2018
Electronic (e-mail) entries submission to:-
electronic entries must contain the log in .txt format, if from VKCL contest logger, and must be e-mailed with:-
“Harry Angel Log <Contest Station Callsign>” in the subject line.
Please ensure this format as logs without this format in the subject line may not be seen
Postal submissions to:-
Harry Angel Sprint manager
Redcliffe and District Radio Club
PO Box 20, Woody Point. Qld 4019
All entries, both electronic and postal, should include an e-mail address for confirmation of successful receipt of logs.
The contest mangers request that all logs clearly indicate the callsign of the contest station entering – not the callsign of the operator of person submitting the log – where this is different.
The Managers would welcome a short note with entries indicating some brief details of the station and antennas used and also comments regarding operating conditions found during the contest