VKCC Lunch Ipswich Jets – Who you missed

VKCC Lunch Ipswich Jets – Who you missed


David VK4UC, constructor of many competitive high gain antenna from the G0KSC stable


Bernd VK2IA, Member of the CQWW Committee and WRTC 2018 Official

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Kevin VK4UH member of Redcliffe Radio club , one of the VK9NA team, co-manager of the Harry Angel Contest

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Roger VK2ZRH VHF UHF Contest manager for the WIA Field Days

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John VK4EMM or VK4CT QLD based cw contester, record holder in CQWPX CW

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Ken VK4QH owner of one of the top VK Single operator stations. record holder Oceania DX Contest SSB

Alan VK4SN Contest manager of the WIA RD Contest


Col VK4MIL long term enthusiast on 6M bands and up

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lots of awesome information shared


FACEBOOK – Groups that may interest you



The VKCC own FB page




Amateur Radio Australasia


Both groups are open – that means all posts are visible – this tends to stop the keyboard warriors and the trolls – at the same time promoting our activities.


Regards to all and have an awesome New Year 2019


VK4 Lunch at Ipswich Jets 2018


Please RSVP to help organising

The VK Contest Club VK4 chapter are hosting an annual get together at Ipswich Jets – For all radio amateurs to enjoy an afternoon of camaraderie.

VK Contest Club (VK1CC) is a national organisation for all contest minded hams in Australia with objectives:

  • To promote contesting in Australia;
  • To provide an Australian platform for contest-related discussions, information exchange, topics etc;
  • To encourage and co-ordinate participation in domestic and international contests;
  • To raise contest operating standards;
  • To represent Australian contesters internationally and domestically;
  • To lobby the interest of Australian contesters with the Australian Communications and Media Authority, the Wireless Institute of Australia and other national and local government institutions;
  • To archive and manage Australian contest records and sponsor awards for Australian top-scorers

Membership of the VKCC is Free to licenced amateurs.



Ipswich Jets 2018 VK Contest Club Lunch 29th December

Open to all Amateurs




Request to change the start time of the ODXT

Oceania Dx Contest Committee Forwarded 08/05/2018

Please add your weight to the move.

Dear Sirs,

I wish to ask that you consider a change to the start time of the Oceania Dx Contest to align with 00:00 UTC 24:00 UTC

With many ops looking to remote locations away from City noise the end time on Sunday means either dismantling in the dark or waiting until Monday AM.

Even worse in ZL or the Eastern Pacific.

For those on the western edge of Oceania it would mean a finish around 7am local and for those on the Eastern edge it would mean around 2pm local for Hawaii.


PO Box 275
Mooloolaba 4557


Oceania Dx Contest SSB and CW 2018


Counting down the final days!


A reminder that the 2018 OCDX contest is happening over the first two weekends in October. The PHONE section runs from 08:00z on 6th October to 08:00z on 7th October, and the CW section at the same times on the following weekend (13th and 14th October).  Please read the 2018 rules.


Thanks to our generous sponsors, numerous trophies and plaques are up for grabs again this year, including a new plaque from the Radio Amateur Society of Australia to be awarded to the top entrant from New Zealand in the CW Single-Operator ALL Band High Power category.


Listen out for the Quake Contesters (ZL3GA, ZL3PAH, ZL3AB and ZL4TT) who will be entering OCDX Phone and CW contests from Niue this year with the callsign E6Y. If you are planning something special for the 2018 OCDX contest, please let us know and we will post it on the web site.


For clues about what to expect during the contest and who your rivals might be, catch up with the latest newsresultssoapbox comments and records from previous OCDX events on our website.  Most importantly, take a moment to review the OCDX rules.  Have you decided which category to enter yet?


With the kind assistance of WA7BNM, the committee is introducing an online web form for the submission of logs in the 2018 contest. This replaces the email robot that we have used in previous years. Information about how to submit your log using this new web form will shortly be posted on our web site and in an updated version of the 2018 OCDX rules.  


Any questions? Have a look at our website http://www.oceaniadxcontest.com/index.html or send an email toinfo@oceaniadxcontest.com .


73 and see you in the pileups!


Oceania DX Contest Committee (ZL2IFB, ZL3GA, VK4FH, VK3GK, VK3MI/ZL1AZE, VK3TZ, VK7GN)


Posted by: “Brian Miller” <bdm556@bigpond.com>


RD Contest

Greetings RD Contestor.

How do you send in your RD Log?

Your log needs to be in Cabrillo Format


This is a standard output on most logging programmes – even ones for Mac
If you only have an ADIF Log you can use an ADIF to Cabrillo convertor. (google will find one)

If you only have a few contacts the log can be uploaded or sent in by cut and paste on this website



Remembrance Day Contest

Remembrance Day Contest

Next contest 11th & 12th August 2018

Contest Manager

Alan Shannon VK4SN

Contest Introduction

This contest commemorates the Amateurs who died during World War II and is designed to encourage friendly participation and help improve the operating skills of participants. It is held on the weekend closest to the 15th August, the date on which hostilities ceased in the southwest Pacific area.  Continue reading