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20170625 - Trans Tasman Low Bands

posted Jun 23, 2017, 11:25 PM by News Team   [ updated Jun 23, 2017, 11:30 PM ]
Trans Tasman Low Bands
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) .

The objective is for Amateurs in VK and ZL will endeavour to contact other amateurs in VK and ZL.
  • VK and ZL, means any station operating within Australia or 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 – you are able to work another station once per band and mode in every block. Every different Prefix used by VK or ZL stations is a valid multiplier and credit can be claimed once per band per block.

The contest is held on the Saturday night of the third full weekend of July.  Start Time is 08:00 UTC and finish time is 14:00 UTC 15th July 2017.

You will need to download the latest version of VKCL as the scoring is slightly different to past years.

There are 5 contest categories:

A. Single Operator – High Power All Modes All Bands 
B. Single Operator – Low Power (100 watts) 
C. Single Operator – QRP 
E. Multi-Operator – Single Transmitter 
F. Multi-Operator – Multi Transmitter (One per band)

Each category will have High Scores for SSB, CW and Digital awards.

You’ll find the full published rules on the Non-WIA Contests listing, on the WIA website, including a list of last year’s winners.

If the bands are open – this contest is full on.
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