Australia Day Contest 2022

The WIA is pleased to announce a new contest on the calendar. The WIA Australia Day Contest taking place on Wednesday 26th of January 2022.  This is a trial contest and has a few quirks.

The rules are derived from the RD Contest so you can think of it as a Summer RD. Alan VK4SN and Trent VK4TS brainstormed the concept and presented it to the WIA board only last week. They were able to turn out the approval within days, so positive was the feedback.

The nitty gritty:

Australia Day, January 26th every year
22:00 UTC 25th January to 10:00 UTC 26th January.
(Gives all VK call areas a full 12 hours of AX prefix use at the same time.)

Remember any ACMA licensed VK prefix call can take AX on Australia Day.

Note: As ACMA do not administer the 2X1 callsign block, they are under the rules for the AMC and you need to observe what  conditions  are in place.

We are also locking in Anzac Day April 25th for a repeat performance.

Full contest details via this Link

Trent AX4TS and Alan AX4SN