Jack Files Contest
An 80 Metre SSB Contest
Ipswich & District Radio Club VK4WIP
The Jack Files Contest is sponsored by the QAC, and will be administered by the Ipswich & District Radio Club. Link
The official Jack Files Memorial Contest Website Link
The Jack Files Memorial Contest, honors the memory of Mr. Jack Files, the original VK4JF, who worked tirelessly for the Wireless Institute of Australia, Queensland Branch in many roles including that of a Long Serving VK4 WIA Councillor
Aim Of The Contest
The object is for amateurs to work as many other amateur stations, and particularly as many different VK4 shires, towns and as many different states and territories as possible within each one hour block of the contest.
But do not forget to have fun.
This Years Winners
Previous Years Winners
The results for the Jack Files 2010 are as follows.
VK3GB/P Roy Seabridge with 10878 Points
VK2SSB S/O VK2VJE James Ellson 2720 points
VK3SSB S/O VK3GB/P Roy Seabridge 10878 points
VK4SSB S/O VK4QS Michael Charteris 5332 points
VK4ALL MODE S/O VK4KY Andy Wood 1512 points
VK6SSB S/O VK6QM Gerard Vial 252 points
VK7SSB S/O VK7VH Vince Henderson 7308 points
ZLSSB S/O ZL2AYZ/P Bill Cousins 1815 points
Complete 2010 results in the attachment at the bottom of this page
OVERALL WINNER- VK7ZE Laurie Davidson
CLUB STATION WINNER- Frankston and Mornington Peninsula Amateur Radio Club
Complete 2009 results in the attachment at the bottom of this page.
The Jack Files Memorial Contest is in honour of an amateur who gave long service not only to benefit Queensland amateurs but to have been an asset to all amateurs within Australia. There have been changes to the contest which have have been well meet
Upcoming Contest Date & Time
The contest date is the 22nd of October 2011. It runs for six hours: 0800 UTC – 1400 UTC in six one-hour blocks for the purpose of duplicate contacts.
POWER OUTPUT LIMITED, AS PER YOUR LICENSE SPECIFICATIONS, eg: Advanced Operators, 400W PEP
The object is to work as many different stations in different Queensland Council areas for the purpose of multipliers but in adition to this all participant will be able to count the first of each VK state or territory worked in each one hour block of the contest to be counted as a multiplier.
** Also provision will be made for the working of the same station within the same one hour block if one or both of the stations are mobile and are passing through a different VK4 Council area all the contacts with previous multipliers are able to be counted, but the contacts with the same station cannot be consectutive.(simplified if you wish to operate as a mobile or portable station and you cross over to another shire you may work any station that you have already worked in that 1 hour block again and count the multipliers). **
It is very important that VK4 stations give their shire codes with the report and number given . An example is an amateur in Rockhampton Regional Council area would give out 59001RR. Shire Codes have changed from previous years and will be published and are available from the contest manager.
80 metres only. Use 3.550mhz – 3.700mhz to put all licence grades on an equal footing.
SSB ONLY DUE TO LACK OF PARTICIPATION IN OTHER MODES AND LACK OF LOG SUBMISSION LAST YEAR 2010
Single Operator; Club Station (each category can be a mobile station)
Non-VK4 stations will send RS(T) plus serial number starting at 001 and incrementing by one for each contact. VK4 stations will send RS(T), serial number and two-letter shire or town code for purposes of multipliers.
In order to make best use of the band, stations may be contacted once in each hour on each mode. Repeat contacts with stations may be counted within the same one hour block only if the station is mobile and crosses from different shires, towns, states or territories to another. All repeat contacts must not be consecutive.
Please if you have any questions regarding the scoring or mobile operation and scoring send an email and I will help.
One point per contact.
Each VK4 Shire or Town counts as a multiplier only once over the entire duration of the contest. All participants may also count the first contact in each state or territory as a multiplier and these may be counted within each hour block during the contest.
The final score is the total QSO points multiplied by the total number of multipliers.
Submitting Your Log
Logs must show full details of all QSOs and must be accompanied by a Summary Sheet showing operator’s name; address; callsign; category and mode entered; claimed score and a declaration that the rules and spirit of the contest were observed.All logs to be submitted by the 30th of November 2011.
Send logs by mail to:
Jack Files Contest Manager
P.O. Box 250
Logs may be sent by e-mail in text format to
Contest results will be notified to entrants and also published by the WIA.
1ST OVERALL WINNER IN VK
OR ANY OTHER DX LOCATION TO BE AWARDED A PLAQUE, IN ADDITION TO THEIR NAME ON A PERPETUAL SHIELD FOR THE CONTEST. THIS SHIELD WILL PERPETUALLY BE HELD AT THE IPSWICH & DISTRICT RADIO CLUBHOUSE.
2ND OVERALL WINNER, TO BE AWARDED A SPECIAL MEDALLION & CERTIFICATE
3RD OVERALL WINNER, TO BE AWARDED A SPECIAL MEDALLION & CERTIFICATE.
1ST IN EACH VK STATE TO BE AWARDED A CERTIFICATE
1ST, 2ND, & 3RD OVERALL FOUNDATION LICENSE OPERATORS, TO BE AWARDED A SPECIAL MEDALLION & CERTIFICATE
1ST OVERALL ZL, TO BE AWARDED A SPECIAL MEDALLION & CERTIFICATE
Any logging software may be used, as long as the log includes all of the details required by the rules. VK Contest Log has been updated since last year is a great logging tool and can be down loaded at Link
This contest is co-ordinated by the Queensland Advisory Committee, Ipswich & District Radio Club and is sponsored by the WIA.
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