19Jun/14

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

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.

http://www.wia.org.au/members/contests/vhfuhf/

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

 

19May/14

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

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.

10Apr/14

CQWPX SSB Big Scores

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  !!!

 

 

 

07Feb/14

CQWPX RTTY 2014

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