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20170625 - RD Contest

posted Jun 23, 2017, 11:29 PM by News Team
RD Contest
Did you know it’s only about 7 weeks to go until the Remembrance Day Contest?

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 South West Pacific area. 

So, this year, it falls on the weekend of the 12th & 13th August 2017 for 03:00 to 03:00 UTC.

It is preceded by a short opening address by a Guest Speaker transmitted on various WIA frequencies during the few minutes prior to the contest. During this ceremony, a roll call of amateurs who paid the supreme sacrifice during WWII is read. 

The aim of the contest is for Amateurs in VK, ZL and P2 will endeavour to contact other amateurs in VK, ZL and P2. 

That’s 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.

The rules are quite extensive, so I suggest you pop unto the WIA website, where you’ll find all the details in the Remembrance Day section of the member contests menu. It also provides links to download sheets of the contest rules.

I can tell you that there are sections for:
  • Single Operator, Multi Operator and Teams
  • Phone, CW and Mixed modes
  • Special award for the Best Rookie, along with 
Special awards for the Top 3 Foundations licence operators.

So, in short, there’s something in it for everyone.

Not only will you be representing yourself, but scores are also amalgamated to determine a winning state or territory.

There are a number of different logging options for the contest. A simple one being VK Contest Logger, or VKCL. We recommend to check for updates immediately prior to contest to make sure you have the latest software that will contain up to date scoring and rule changes.

I know it is a popular contest – so we look forward to hearing you on air.
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