Harry Angel Memorial 80m Sprint
Dr. Kevin Johnston VK4UH & Charlie Strong VK4YZ
Harry Angel Sprint Manager
c/- Redcliffe and District Radio Club
PO Box 20, Woody Point. Qld 4019
Saturday May 6th 2017 - 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 "HA" is open to all grades of licence holder and is particularly suited to operators new to contesting.
There is a section for Short Wave listeners to enter
Place winners in the Harry Angel Contest are also 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 and in each 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 Memorial 80m Sprint Contest
Phone Section (29)
VK2SR 61 *1 Chris CARROLL
VK4YZ 56 *2 Charlie STRONG
VK4NM 54 *3 Andrew MUNSON
VK2PX ` 52
MIXED Section (9)
VK4SN 89 *1 Alan SHANNON
VK3VT 86 *2 Greg WILLIAMS
VK4BZ/P2 69 *3 John SAUNDERS
CW Section (7)
VK7CW 50 *1 Steve SALVIA
VK2KJJ 44 *2 Knud Olesen-Jensen
VK3AUQ 38 *3J Kevin Phillips
VK2IG 38 *3J Mike DOWER
SWL section (4)
Marcus BERGLUND 34 *1
John RAMSEY 33 *2
Alexandra HEATHCOTE 10 *3
Ian Kay Checklog
Don't forget HA scores count towards an entry in the Peter Brown Contest Champion Trophy
Previous Years Winners
2015 RESULTS (C-certificate holder)
VK2PR 59 1st C
VK2MT 46 2nd C
VK3VTH 43 3rd C
VK3MEG 46 1st C
VK3HY 32 2nd C
VK7CW 32 1st J C
VK5LJ 32 1st J C
VK2GR 32 1st J C
RESULTS for 2014 Harry Angel (posted 11.6.14)
1st VK2PR 98 points Certificate
2nd VK4YB 93 Certificate
3rd VK4HF/p2 90 Certificate
4th J VK4GH 83
4th J VK4GMH 83
1st VK4SN 104 points Certificate
2nd J VK4TS 70 Certificate
2nd J VK4WM 70 Certificate
4th VK2IUW 63
5th VK4NP 61
1st VK7CW 50 points Certificate
2nd VK2KJJ 42 Certificate
3rd VK5LJ 38 Certificate
4th J VK2ONZ 36
4th J VK2IG 36
4th J VK2CTN 36
71 log entries received (70 accepted)
6 "F-calls" well done guys 'n gals!
VK1(0), VK2(16), VK3(12), VK4(37), VK5(3), VK6(1), VK7(1), VK8(0) ZL (0) although they appeared in the logs
Scores claimed ranged from 1 point to 104 points
The Harry Angel Memorial Sprint has been run annually since 1999
It is usually held on the first Saturday in May each year
Upcoming Contest Date & Time
The 2017 HA Sprint will be held on
Saturday May 6th 2017
10:00 UTC - 11:46 UTC
This year there will be FOUR sections, PHONE, CW, MIXED and SWL. Entries may only be made in one section.
CW 3500 - 3535 kHz. Phone 3535 - 3665 kHz
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 need not have reception of both stations in order to claim points.
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 23rd May 2016
Electronic (e-mail) entries submission to:-
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
See above for 2016 results
Certificates will be awarded at the discretion of the contest manager for the top three entries in each of the three transmitting sections, and top entry in the SWL section .
This year all scores have been published
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***
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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