Harry Angel 80m Sprint coming up soon!


Contest Introduction

Saturday May 7th 2016 – 10:00 -11:46 UTC

The Harry Angel Sprint is an annual 80m contest event, first established in 1999, to commemorate the life of Harry Angel VK4HA who at the time of his becoming a Silent Key was the oldest licensed amateur in Australia.

The duration of the contest is 106 minutes one minute for each year of Harry’s life.

The “HA” is open to all grades of licence holder and is particularly suited to operators new to contesting.

Although there were no entries in the Receive Only (SWL) section in 2015 this section is being retained for the 2016 contest

Place winners in the Harry Angel Contest are also eligible to claim points for the WIA Contest Champion (Peter Brown) Trophy.

Aim Of The Contest

The aim of the competition is to make as many contacts as possible in the allotted time. Each station may be worked on one occasion only per mode.

SWLs may claim points for each station copied and in each mode.

The contest is open to all listeners and amateurs licensed to use 80m, including individual operators and stations representing radio clubs and societies

Contest Rules

This year there will be FOUR sections, PHONE, CW, MIXED and SWL. Entries may only be made in one section.


CW 3500 – 3535 kHz. Phone 3535 – 3665 kHz


Callsign,RS(T) and serial number commencing at 001

Listener entries must include callsign of station heard, callsign of station being worked and report given to station being worked, RS(T) and a serial number commencing at 001. Listeners need not have reception of both stations in order to claim points.

Contest Scoring

2 points per CW QSO

1 Point per Phone QSO

1 point per station SWL