Remembrance Day Contest 2013

August 17th and 18th will soon be with us for this years RD contest. This year the RD falls on the same weekend as the International Lighthouse weekend. Unfortunately the RD cannot be moved. Lighthouse stations are welcome and encouraged to submit logs for the RD while having enjoyed both activities.

I have already received an email stating that a VK5 club will be doing both activities together and I praise them for doing so. Remember that the new start and finish times are 0300z or 1PM eastern states time which will let you have half a day free on both days of the weekend. Teams were very successful last year, so please notify me of your team members prior to the start of the contest at vk4sn at wia dot org dot au.

73. de Alan VK4SN.


Results of 2011 Oceania DX Contest

The Oceania DX (OCDX) contest committee has advised that the results of the 2011 contest are now available at OCDX Contest website.

Here are the winners of the 2011 OCDX contest trophies and plaques:

OCEANIA Ron Wills ZL2TT Memorial Trophy – VK4QH

OCEANIA Single-Op ALL Band CW Plaque – VK2IM

OCEANIA Single-Op ALL Band LOW Power CW Plaque – ZL1TM


AUSTRALIA Frank Hine VK2QL Memorial Trophy – VK2IM

AUSTRALIA Club Plaque – Eastern & Mountain District Radio Club

ASIA Single-Op ALL Band PHONE Plaque – JA7NVF

ASIA Single-Op ALL Band CW Plaque – UA0CA

NORTH AMERICA Single-Op ALL Band PHONE Plaque – K8IA/7

NORTH AMERICA Single-Op ALL Band CW Plaque -N6RO

EUROPE Single-Op ALL Band PHONE Plaque – RS3A

EUROPE Frank Vander Drift VK3COF Memorial Plaque – YL3FT

Congratulations to all the winners !!!


OCDXC – Australia Club Competition Plaque

Awarded to the Australian radio club with the greatest number of member stations participating in the Oceania DX Contest.

For each club, the number of participating member stations is equal to the sum of the number of stations in the PHONE section and the number of stations in the CW section.


In case of a tie between two or more clubs, then the scores of the individual participating stations will be totalled for each club, and the plaque will be awarded to the club with the highest total score.

Please note the following:

  • To qualify as a participant, a station must log at least 50 valid contacts during either the PHONE or CW sections of the contest.
  • To be eligible for the plaque, a club must submit a minimum number of 5 participant stations.
  • Only local clubs in Australia are eligible for this award – national organizations or clubs like the WIA or VKCC are not eligible.
  • Participating club members must live within an area of a circle with a maximum of 200km diameter.
  • There must be at least 3 Clubs competing, for the plaque to be awarded.

A club must make an application to the Contest Committee to be considered for the award. The application is to identify the name and address of the club, along with a list of the participating member station call signs.


The application should be submitted to the same address (email or postal) as the contest logs and must be received before the closing date for the submission of logs.

The plaque is sponsored by the following VK Contest Club members:  ZL2TZE, VK2ARE, VK2IM, VK2PN, VK3TDX, VK4DX, VK4TS, VK6DXI


Australian Shires Contest

The 2009 Australian Shires Contest

Held the weekend prior to the second Monday of June every year.

Starts: 06.00 UTC Saturday, June 6, 2009
Ends: 06.00 UTC Sunday, June 7, 2009

Objectives: The objectives of this contest are for amateurs around the world to contact as many VK shires as possible in the contest period. ie VK amateurs are to work the world including VK, whilst the rest of the world can only work VK

Bands:. 80 Metres 3.500 – 3.700 MHz, 40 Metres 7.000 – 7.250 MHz, 20 Metres 14.000 – 14.300 MHz, 15 Metres 21.000 – 21.350 MHz, 10 Metres 28.000 – 28.600 MHz. Please note there is no 75m dx window permitted.

Modes: SSB and CW only

Contest rules: http://www.vkshires.info


Jack Files Contest 2008 Results

Overall Winner  

VK2HV               Paul Hanna with 14280 points

State winners 

VK2 SSB S/O         VK2HV   Paul Hanna
VK3 SSB S/O         VK3HJ   Luke Steele
VK4 SSB S/O         VK4CYA  Wayne Durston
VK4 ALL MODE S/O    VK4CAG  Graeme Dowse
VK4 CLUB STATION    VK4BAR  Bayside & District ARS
VK5 SSB S/O         VK5LSB  Simon Brandenburg
VK5  CW S/O         VK5BUG  David Wescombe-Down
VK7 SSB S/O         VK7ZE   Laurie Davison
VK8 SSB S/O         VK8AV   Alan Viegas

Oceania DX Contest 2008

A reminder that the 72nd Oceania DX contest is happening on the first
two full weekends of October 2008, as follows:

PHONE: 08:00 UTC Saturday 4 October to 08:00 UTC Sunday 5 October
CW: 08:00 UTC Saturday 11 October to 08:00 UTC Sunday 12 October

The main aim of the contest is to promote HF contacts with stations in
the Oceania region. We are expecting a good turn out from VK, ZL and
YB stations, as well as stations from some of the rarer South Pacific
countries. Note that Oceania stations can work other Oceania and
non-Oceania stations. Non-Oceania stations can only work Oceania

Bands: 160M to 10M (excluding WARC bands).

Exchange: RS(T) + serial number.

QSO points: 20 points per QSO on 160M; 10 points on 80M; 5 points on
40M; 1 point on 20M; 2 points on 15M; and 3 points on 10M.

Final Score: The sum of the QSO points multiplied by the number of
prefixes worked (the same prefix can be counted once on each band).

Deadline: All logs must be emailed or postmarked NO LATER than 10
November 2008.

More information about the contest, including the detailed rules, is
available from the Oceania DX Contest web site at


Harry Angel Sprint 2008 Results

SSB only

1.  VK2AEA       Vlad               83
2.  VK7VH        Vince              68
3.  VK3SSB       Ash                67
4.  VK4ZD        Bill               66
5.  VK4FDKR      Cory               65
6.  VK2BV        Waverly ARS        64
6.  VK4VDX       Roland             64
8.  VK2KDP       Craig              60
9.  VK4VCH       Catherine          53
10. VK5MRW       Robert             49
11. VK4ACB       Wade               45
12. VK2FREK      Richard            39
12. VK3SAY       Phillip & Andrew   39
12. VK3ZAP       Peter              39
15. VK4DGG       Mark               38
16. VK4FJ        Warren             36
17. VK8AV        Alan               35
18. VK4TGV       Peter              34
19. VK4DGS       Dave               33
19. VK4UD        Robert             33
21. VK4IOn       Gail               32
22. VK2ZCM       Craig              31
23. VK4TAA       Peter              30
23. VK4JRO       Ross               30
25. VK4FSOS      Shaun              27
26. VK4CAB       Anskie             23
26. VK4ATH       Tom                23
26. VK3LCD       Gary               23
29. VK7JGD       Garry              22
30. VK3PRA       Ruben              21
31. VK2HBG       Gerald             15
32. VK2JHN       Wal                11

CW only

1. VK3KE         Jim                10
2. VK3TX         Deane               8
3. VK3JS         Ian                 2

Mixed mode

1. VK2AYD        David              76
2. VK4DX         Mike               75
3. VK2END/QRP    Mike               41
4. VK2CTN        Chris              18