Contest call signs

The new 2x1 contest callsigns are now reality and already had their first run in the CQ WW DX SSB Contest.  The Regulator’s outsourcing partner, the Australian Maritime College commenced the release of these sought after callsigns on 13 October 2021.    Of particular note are two new prefixes, VJ and VL which will add to multipliers and no doubt [...]

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2021 VK SHIRES All SoapBox

2021 VK SHIRES   All SoapBox   vk1dd.log SOAPBOX: THANKS TO THE ORGANISERS AND EVERYONE I TALKED TO.  I WASN'T ON FOR SOAPBOX: LONG, BUT IT WAS FUN [...]

VK Shires 2021 Survey

https://www.surveymonkey.com/stories/SM-HFDXLLJJ/ The survey of entrants resulted in a majority asking for the contest to be expanded to cover ZL local Government [...]

Short call signs from the RSGB

UK Contest Callsigns Qualifying Criteria Qualifying criteria 4. The qualifying criteria are divided into two parts, – one for contest participation and the other for [...]

WIA Trans-Tasman Low-Band Contest 2021

Trans-Tasman Low-Band Contest Trans Tasman Low Bands Challenge Contest Manager Alan Shannon VK4SN Contest Introduction Next contest - 17 JUL 2021 The Trans-Tasman [...]

Harry Angel Memorial 80m Sprint 2021 Results released

RESULTS for 2021 posted below we apologise for the delay in publishing results from this years contest. We were delayed due to a significant number of logs not being sent to [...]

ACMA Amateur radio update: June 2021

Amateur radio update: June 2021 In our third amateur e-bulletin for 2021, we provide an update on: the review of non-assigned amateur licensing 2x1 contest call [...]

A Bit of VKCC History for the 2X1 and High Power

Here is an interesting article from November 2015 from DXNews, as it shows who were the initial instigators of the 2x1 callsigns and higher power permits way back in 2011, [...]

Great News 2X1 WIA Pressure pulls programme across the line

Great news for the Australian Amateur Radio Cohort after the WIA’s affirmative call to action results in 2x1 Callsign announcement, after delays in the implementation of the [...]

2X1 The WIA Steps Up to the Mark to help VKCC initiative

The Wireless Institute of Australia (WIA) has offered to help the Australian Maritime College (AMC) with the implementation of the 2X1 Contest callsigns. COVID and other [...]

ROSS HULL CONTEST FROM MANAGER VK2XIC

All I’m the  Ross Hull VHF UHF Memorial Contest Manager and am looking to increase interest in this long running contest. The contest was established in 1950 to [...]