Author: VK4EK

AUSTRALIA DAY CONTEST TUESDAY / WEDNESDAY 25th / 26TH OF JANUARY 2022 The WIA is pleased to announce a new contest on the calendar. The WIA Australia Day Contest taking place on Tuesday / Wednesday 25th & 26th of January 2022. So the contest will commence at 22:00 hours UTC on the 25th January 2022 and finishing at 10:00 hours UTC on the 26th January 2022. This will give all VK call areas a full 12 hours of AX prefix use at the same time. This is a trial contest and has a few quirks. Planning ‐ Australia Day The…

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By Murray Brims VK4MWB. Since April members and friends of The Ipswich and District Radio Club have been participating in a regular net with our sister Club, The Maple Ridge Amateur Radio Club in Maple Ridge , British Columbia , Canada. This net is accessed via Ipswich IRLP repeater, 438.425, at 1230 hrs each Thursday (actual time in Canada is 1930hrs the night before). Members wishing to join in generally meet on air at approximately1225 hrs where one person is then nominated to dial into Maple Ridge (IRLP 1910). The net is very well managed and the net controller usually…

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A VHF-UHF DX Contest Contest Manager New Contest manager for 2020: Rob Heyer VK2XIC When 1st January 2022 to 31st January 2022.After 29 contests, the previous manager John Martin VK3KM has retired, and Rob Heyer VK2XIC has volunteered to take over as contest manager from 2020.   Contest Introduction The Ross Hull Contest is a DX contest, with points awarded for distances worked. There are also band multipliers to encourage activity on the higher bands. Aim Of The Contest The aim of the contest is to encourage and to reward achievement in working the greatest possible distances on the VHF, UHF and microwave bands. For more…

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John Moyle MEMORIAL FIELD DAY CONTEST MANAGER Denis Johnstone VK4AE / VK3ZUX Welcome to the John Moyle Memorial Field Day. The next contest will be held on 19th – 20th March 2022, UTC 01:00 Saturday to 00:59 on Sunday. Aim Of The Contest: The aim is to encourage and provide familarisation with portable and field operation and provide training for emergency situations. The rules therefore are specifically designed and focussed to encourage field operations. For further information visit Wia.org.au/contests. Bob (VK4EK)

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Below is a list of WICEN events for year 2022. Operators for check points are required for the following events: 13TH NOVEMBER 2022……….Mt Glorious Trail Run, Maiala Picnic Area, Mt Glorious Rd, Mt Glorious. 07:00 Hours. 10th April 2022……………….Pinnacles Trail Run, Brisbane Forest Park, Gold Creek Road, Upper Brookfield. 07:00 Hours. 22nd April 2022 …………….Mt Mee Classic, Mt Mee State Forest, Mt Mee 07:00 Hours. 1st May 2022 ……………….Brisbane Trail Marathon, Brisbane Forest Park, Gold Creek Rd, Upper Brookfield 06:00 Hours. 23rd & 24th July 2022…………. Guzzler Ultra Marathon. The event starts at hoop pine car park at MT Coo-tha. Running through…

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Contest Manager Roger Harrison VK2ZRH ([email protected]) Contest Dates are 15th & 16th January 2021 Summer, 01:00 UTC Saturday to 00:59 UTC Sunday. Winter Dates are 26th August 2021 & 28th August 2022, 01:00 UTC Saturday to 00:59 UTC Sunday. Future VHF-UHF Field Day Dates: A paper setting out an algorithm for determining future field day dates is posted below. It includes a table for Field Day dates for 2019 through 2021. Contest Introduction The VHF-UHF Field Days provide VHF-UHF operators with the opportunity to “head for the hills” and see how far and how many they can work. The Field Days have…

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Discovered at a recent clean up at the club house is a copy of a 1948 HANDBOOK FOR OPERATORS OF AMATEUR WIRELESS STATIONS. Click on individual pages to read and when a new window opens click on the page # situated above related posts. Enjoy. Page 1, Page 2, Page 3, Page 4, Page 5, Page 6, Page 7, Page 8, Page 9, Page 10, Page 11, Page 12, Page 13, Page 14, Page 15, Page 16, Page 17, Page 18, Page 19, Page 20, Page 21, Page 22, Page 23, Page 24, Page 25, Page 26, Page 27, Page…

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The Oceania DX (OCDX) Contest is managed by the Oceania DX Contest Committee. Contact email is [email protected] Contest Details The PHONE contest is held on the first full weekend in October 2022 from 06:00 UTC Saturday till 06:00 UTC Sunday 2022. The CW contest is held on the second weekend in October 06:00 UTC till 06:00 UTC Sunday. The OCDX contest is Oceania’s only international style contest where contacts with stations all over the globe are able to participate. Oceania stations may contact any station for QSO points whilst non-Oceania stations are required to contact any station in Oceania for…

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Trans Tasman Low BandsChallenge 2022 July 16th. Contest Manager: Alan Shannon VK4SN This Contest is to encourage low band activity in Australia and New Zealand – The applicable bands are 160, 80 and 40M. The modes are SSB CW and Digital (RTTY and PSK only). Objective Amateurs in VK and ZL will endeavour to contact other amateurs in VK and ZL. *VK and ZL, means any station operating within Australia and New Zealand and their external territories. *Points are only awarded for valid contacts between VK and ZL stations. The contest is made up of 3 individual two hour blocks…

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Worked All VK Shires VK SHIRES QSO PARTY Contest Manager Trent VK4TS ([email protected]) Contest Introduction ALL HF Bands available to Standard licencees – Modes are SSB and CW and stations can be worked once on each mode. ROVER stations as well as portable entries make up part of the character of the VK Shires as well as the timing to take place over an East Coast Long Weekend.(Queens Birthday) Aim Of The Contest The objectives of this contest are for amateurs around the world to contact as many VK shires as possible in the contest period. VK amateurs are to work the world including…

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Harry Angel Harry Angel Memorial 80m Sprint Contest Manager Dr. Kevin Johnston VK4UH & Charlie Strong VK4YZ Harry Angel Sprint Manager c/- Redcliffe and District Radio Club PO Box 20, Woody Point. Qld 4019 Contest Introduction Saturday May 7th 2022 – 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…

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3Contest Manager Alan Shannon VK4SN ([email protected]) 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 13th and 14th August, the date on which hostilities ceased in the southwest Pacific area. 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…

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