20171224 - Ross Hull Memorial Contest

posted Dec 29, 2017, 5:18 PM by News Team
Ross Hull Memorial Contest
If you're looking to get started with an amateur radio new years resolution, why not start on the first of 2018 with the Ross Hull Memorial Contest. It runs for a month and the purpose is to encourage and reward achievement in working the greatest possible distances on the VHF, UHF and microwave bands.

The contest started in 1950 to honour Ross A Hull who pioneered achievements in the study of tropospheric propagation and the development of new equipment techniques for the higher bands.

You can operate all throughout the month of January and you get to pick which seven days count as your best effort. There's awards for analogue and digital, as well as a 2 day-effort score.

Scoring is pretty straightforward, 1 point per 100km. There are multipliers for each band. 6m gives you double points, 2m triples your effort, 70cm quintuples your distance, 23cm makes it octupled and if you want to go higher still, then you get to decuple your distance.

Any amateur logging software can be used, but if you're new to this, get a hold of VKCL, the VK Contest Logger, developed by Mike VK3AVV. The link for download of this free software is on vk6.net where you'll also find a link to the WIA contest page for the Ross Hull Memorial Contest and a link to the 2018 rules.

Starting a New Year with a resolution to operate. The Ross Hull Memorial Contest is just the excuse you need.