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.

2015 marks the 70th running of the Contest and the RD enjoys pride of place with many patriotic Australian, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea Amateurs.

Amateurs in VK, ZL and P2 will endeavour to contact other amateurs in VK, ZL and P2.
* VK, ZL, and P2 mean any station operating within Australia, New Zealand or Papua New Guinea and their external territories.
* Points are only awarded for valid contacts between VK, ZL and P2 stations.

Looking forward to working all who are active over the weekend – SOTA , ILLW and all – If you are not operating in the contest but are asked for a number, the exchange is simply, Signal Report eg 59 plus years licenced – or 5925 or for a club the longest licensed from the club at the station. (Some Clubs prefer to sign the years established ie the year the club call has been licenced)

Have a great weekend – The contest bands will fire up at 03:00 UTC Saturday afternoon, and conclude 03:00 UTC Sunday

If in doubt check the rules at