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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

The next Harry Angel Sprint will be on

Saturday May 4th 2019. 10:00 - 11:46 UTC.

This will be the 20th anniversary of this iconic event

This years contest was held on:-
Saturday May 5th 2018

The contest is over for this year. Participation was strong again. The logs are coming in and entrants are reminded to check the closing date.

All entrants submitting logs electronically should have received an e-mail confirmation of receipt.





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 "HA" is held on or around the first Saturday in May each year and is open to all grades of licence holder. This contest is structured to suit both seasoned contesters and operators new to contesting.

There is also a section for Short Wave listeners to enter

Place winners in the Harry Angel Contest are eligible to claim points for the WIA Contest Champion (Peter Brown) Trophy.

Aim Of The Contest

The aim of the competition is to make as many contacts as possible in the allotted time. Each station may be worked on one occasion only per mode.

SWLs may claim points for each station copied in any mode.

The contest is open to all listeners and amateurs licensed to use 80m, including individual operators and stations representing radio clubs and societies

This Years Winners

Harry Angel 2018

Phone Section
VK2MT Robert McKnight 89 *
VK2PR Peter Richardson 83 *
VK5CP Christopher Platt 72 *
VK2PX Peter Pratt 56
VK6NC Northern Corridor Radio Group 52
VK2KDP Craig Valosin 51
VK2XAX Tim Tuck 45
VK3DAC Fred Swainston 45
VK4QH Ken Bawden 41
VK4YZ Charlie Strong 38
VK2QN John Watt 36
VK3LM Michael Binz 36
VK7JGD Garry Duence 36
VK3ZPF Peter Fraser 35
VK4KKN Barry Molkentin 35
VK2EHQ Peter Boskos 34
VK6QM Gerard W Vial 28
VK2KQB Keith Bradshaw 27
VK5DT Darren Jury 23
VK6POP Bob Bristow 22
VK2AAF Brian Stokes 21
VK4NA Alan Wills 19
VK3BOY Phillip Vis 18
VK4FNRS Jeff Lord 16
VK2KZ Anthony Monger 15
VK4JRO Ross Orpin 15
VK5CV Andrew Russell 14
VK6WK Keith Woodley 13
VK6PAW Glynn Davies 9
VK1AT Jim Henderson 9
VK3FCMA Bryan Mulconry 6
VK3PAA Derek Odgers 5
VK6FLAB Onno Benschop 2


MIXED SECTION
VK5LJ Lawrie Mew 70 *
VK4LAT Peter Mutch 68 *
VK5GR Grant Willis 50 *
VK5SFA Steve Adler 49
VK2GZ Laurie Gordon 39
ZL3VZ Bill Cousins 37
VK2PWR Adam Anderson 35
VK6BEK Shaun Patston 12

CW SECTION
VK7CW Steve Salvia 62 *
VK2ALR Skip Hodgson 52 *
VK4XY George Down 52 *
VK2KJJ Knud Jorgen Olesen Jensen 48
VK4SN Alan Shannon 46
VK2AZ Hilary Bridel 46
VK4AAN Alan Nutley 46
VK1CT Chris Thompson 44
VK4AMG George McLucas 44
VK1FWBK Bill Kirkwood 36
VK4TJF James Fleming 26
VK3HJ Luke Steele 26
ZL1TM Andrei Chatalov 26
VK2PN Patrick Novak 20
VK2RH Stephen Rapley 16
VK6RO Graham Rogers 12

SWL SECTION
No Logs Received


* = Certificate Winners


Certificates for section leaders will be posted shortly .

Posted 5.7.18 VK4UH

Congratulations to all stations participating

Previous Years Winners

Harry Angel Memorial 80m Sprint Contest


Harry Angel 2017 Results and
Certificate winners (*)

CW Section.
STEVE SALVIA VK7CW 48 *
SKIP HODGSON VK2ALR 42 *
KUND OLESEN-JENSEN VK2KJJ 38*
GAVIN BRAIN VK3HY 34
PATRICK NOVAK VK2PN 34
HILARY BRIDEL VK2IUW 34
GEORGE DOWN VK4XY 30
MIKE DOWER VK2IG 30
CHRIS THOMPSON VK1CT 30
GRANT LA DELLE VK2GEL 8

MIXED Section
WIA AGM station VK5WOW 105*
LAWRIE MEW VK5LJ 78*
ALAN SHANNON VK4SN 75*
PETER MUTCH VK4LAT 71
JOHN EYLES VK2YW 61
LAURIE GORDON VK2GZ 51
MARK RUTHERFORD VK4FMAX 31
BILL COUSINS ZL3VZ 29
Hills ARG VK6AHR 26

PHONE Section
CHRIS CARROLL VK2SR 79*
CHRIS PLATT VK5CP 74*
ROB McKNIGHT VK2MT 72*
ROGER CROFTS VK4QD 69
CHARLIE STRONG VK4YZ 67
PAUL SIMMONDS VK5PAS 63
LES SIDEBOTTOM VK2CPC 62
DOUG HUNTER VK4ADC 59
PETER PRATT VK2TTP 53
TED POWEL MEMORIAL DX CLUB VK2AU 51
PAUL MAINEY VK2YX 49
RIK THIEL VK5MU 41
JOHN WATT VK2QN 38
NORTHERN CORRIDOR RADIO GROUP VK6NC 38
DAVID ROLFE VK3JL 34
GARRY DUENCE VK7JGD 32
DAVE JOYCE VK5FFAU 32
RHODERICK ROWE VK2TTL 31
PETER MURPHY VK5KX 30
DERRICK HARCOURTVK2DEK 29
EPOCH XENOMANIA VK3FVKI 29
JOHN BENNETT VK3BSE 24
DARREN JURY VK5DT 24
GORDON GAM VK2MTM 23
DOUG McDONALD VK4KET 22
ALAN WILLS VK4NA 20
ROB HEYER VK2XIC 19
GERARD VIAL VK6QM 17
KEITH WOODLEY VK6WK 11
CHRIS HENDRY VK3PAT 10
CLIVE WALLIS VK6CSW 9
WESLEY PURDY VK4HWP 7
JOHN KESBY VK4FKES 6
ROBERT HUDSON VK2AOR 3

SWL Section.
MARCUS BERGLUND 61*
JOHN RAMSEY 27*

Congratulations to all stations participating

Results 2016

Phone Section (29)
VK2SR 61 *1 Chris CARROLL
VK4YZ 56 *2 Charlie STRONG
VK4NM 54 *3 Andrew MUNSON
VK4VDX 53
VK3GZ 53
VK2PX ` 52
VK5MU 48
VK2KDP 47
VK1JP 44
VK7VH 41
VK2QV 37
VK5GR 36
VK7JGD 36
VK3ER 35
VK5KX 34
VK3XV 34
VK2BV 32
VK3VCL 32
VK5FI 31
VK4KET 27
VK2DEK 27
VK5AKH 26
VK4PB 23
VK4IAA 19
VK3LM 18
VK2QW 12
VK2BFC 10
VK6AS 2
VK6CG 2

MIXED Section (9)
VK4SN 89 *1 Alan SHANNON
VK3VT 86 *2 Greg WILLIAMS
VK4BZ/P2 69 *3 John SAUNDERS
VK5LJ 64
VK5SFA 62
VK2IO 61
VK3HY 60
VK2IUW 56
VK4NRD 36

CW Section (7)
VK7CW 50 *1 Steve SALVIA
VK2KJJ 44 *2 Knud Olesen-Jensen
VK3AUQ 38 *3J Kevin Phillips
VK2IG 38 *3J Mike DOWER
VK2PN 34
VK4DX 28
VK4DGU 4


SWL section (4)
Marcus BERGLUND 34 *1
John RAMSEY 33 *2
Alexandra HEATHCOTE 10 *3

Ian Kay Checklog


Posted 06.8.16


Contest History

The Harry Angel Memorial Sprint has been run annually since 1999

It is usually held on or around the first Saturday in May each year

Upcoming Contest Date & Time

Provisional date for the next Harry Angel:-

Saturday May 4th 2019

10:00 UTC - 11:46 UTC



Contest Rules

There will be FOUR sections, PHONE, CW, MIXED and SWL. Entries may only be made in one section.

Frequencies:-

CW 3500 - 3535 kHz. Phone 3535 - 3665 kHz

Exchange:-

Callsign,RS(T) and serial number commencing at 001

Listener entries must include callsign of station heard, callsign of station being worked and report given to station being worked, RS(T) and a serial number commencing at 001. Listeners may only log stations actually heard but need not have reception of both stations in order to claim points.

A proforma will be posted to assist new contesters and SWLs with the preparation of logs

Contest Scoring

2 points per CW QSO

1 Point per Phone QSO

1 point per station SWL

Submitting Your Log

Logs must show:-
Time UTC, callsign of stations worked, mode, RS(T) sent and received and serial numbers sent and received.
Listener logs must show callsign of station heard, callsign of station being worked and report given to station being worked, RS(T) and a serial number commencing at 001.

Each entry shall be accompanied by a statement to the effect that "Operation was conducted within the rules and spirit of the competition" – this occurs automatically with entries from the VKCL logging software.

Logs may be submitted electronically via e-mail, the preferred method, or by post. Postal entries must be legible and preferably printed in the VKCL format using the .txt file, however legible hand-written logs will be accepted

Entries must be received by last post on Monday 22nd May 2017

Electronic (e-mail) entries submission to:-

harryangel@redclifferadioclub.org.au

electronic entries must contain the log in .txt format, if from VKCL contest logger, and must be e-mailed with:-

"Harry Angel Log <Contest Station Callsign>" in the subject line.

Please ensure this format as logs without this format in the subject line may not be seen

Postal submissions to:-

Harry Angel Sprint manager
Redcliffe and District Radio Club
PO Box 20, Woody Point. Qld 4019

All entries, both electronic and postal, should include an e-mail address for confirmation of successful receipt of logs.

The contest mangers request that all logs clearly indicate the callsign of the contest station entering – not the callsign of the operator of person submitting the log - where this is different.

The Managers would welcome a short note with entries indicating some brief details of the station and antennas used and also comments regarding operating conditions found during the contest

Contest Results

See above for 2017 and 2016 contest results

Contest Award

Certificates will be awarded at the discretion of the contest managers for the top three entries in each of the three transmitting sections, and top entry(s) in the SWL section .


Logging Software

VK Contest logger (VKCL) is the recommended computer logging software. The .TXT file is required for e-mailed entries

*** Observe instructions above for submitting electronic entries***

Contest Sponsors

The Harry Angel Sprint is managed on behalf of the Redcliffe and Districts Radio Club and the WIA by Managers Kevin Johnston VK4UH and Charlie Strong VK4YZ.




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