Ross Hull Memorial Contest Month of January

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




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

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





The Wireless Institute of Australia (WIA) are pleased to announce the release of the new online awards system. Please go to http://www.wia.org.au/members/awards/ to access the system.

All WIA awards are supported, including:
• DXCC Multi-mode
• DXCC Multi-band
• Grid Square
• VHF/UHF Century Club Continue reading


ARRL 10M Contest Second Full Weekend of December



Objective: For amateurs worldwide to exchange QSO information with as many stations as possible on the 10 meter band.

Australian Records 

  • Category – Callsign -Points-QSO – Multipliers- Year of entry
  • SO MIX QP VK4FRAJ 9576 137 21 2007
  • SO MIX LP VK4EMM 1400400 1779 225 1999
  • SO MIX HP VK4CT (VK4EMM, op.) 1470016 1838 223 2011
  • SO SSB QP VK4ATH 21080 156 68 2011
  • SO SSB LP VK4LAT 261632 1035 128 2011
  • SO SSB HP VK4VU 364896 1629 112 1980
  • SO CW QP VK5NJ 2236 43 13 1997
  • SO CW LP VK8AV 499500 999 125 1992
  • SO CW HP VK4EMM 565800 1238 115 2002
  • MS LP VK4WIL 593206 997 179 2012
  • MS HP VK4WIL 1321672 1857 253 2011

Good Luck in the Contest




VK Shires Contest 2013 Results

From Richard VK2BO –

This year we had a good showing in the VK Shires contest with 60 logs being submitted, this is a sizable increase on last year.

There is the absence of the “Rover” section this year and there is some confusion in the fact that to be a roving station you have to activate a minimum of 2 shires to be eligible.


The objectives of this contest are for amateurs around the world to contact as many VK shires as possible in the contest period.

VK amateurs are to work the world including VK, whilst the rest of the world can only work VK.