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 honour the memory of the late Ross A. Hull an Australian, who by his pioneering achievements in the study of tropospheric propagation, developed new equipment and techniques for the higher bands.

The Ross Hull Contest is a DX contest, where points are awarded for distances worked. There are also band multipliers to encourage activity on the higher bands.

Stations in New Zealand have been frequently worked and logged. In 2012 the first New Zealander, Mr R. Mcquarrie ZL3TY was the first New Zealand station to win the contest.

The contest is open to all amateur radio operators, and they are encouraged to work as many VHF and UHF stations as possible over January 2021.

I encourage stations outside VK such as in New Zealand, Fiji, New Caledonia, Solomon Islands and other countries to enter a log to obtain a score.

There is no need for contest stations out side VK to have to work any stations in Australia, as it is a matter of DX and tropospheric propagation.

Further information relating to the Ross Hull VHF UHF Memorial Contest may be found at

There is no requirement to be a member of the WIA, just have fun and enjoy our hobby; looking to receiving your log for 2021.

Please pass this invitation to all the members of your amateur radio organisation.

Thank you for your assistance in this matter,


Rob Heyer      VK2XIC

Simple software to use is available here – NOTE you can be anywhere in the world to enter the Ross Hull there is no requirement to work VK Stations – it is a month long activity